Out with the Old, in with the New. Start today to make a change.The year is coming to an end and you may plan on making some changes for the new year. You may be uncertain if you should try something new. It sounds exciting, but scary and you are not sure how you will like it. Why is out with the old and in with the new so hard?
My client asked me the other day:"I am running on the treadmill and I am sweating a little. You know that I am not a runner, but I am pushing pretty hard for my fitness level. I don't drink much water because I don't feel thirsty. But then about 20 minutes after my workout I start sweating like crazy! This can't be a hot flash right? What’s going on?"
We all know people that obsess with getting down to a certain weight. They measure and weigh every ounce of food that goes into their body, they are looking at their Fitbit every 3-minutes to calculate their daily steps all while their cortisol levels go up and up from the stress of trying to manage it all. To me, it would seem better if we took an approach of managing our weight instead of obsessing with reaching an ideal number.
Most people think that getting healthy means doing exhausting exercise routines, and restricting calories. As a result, many dread the thought of physical activity and eating healthy. This erroneous mindset has become so ingrained in modern society, that most individuals are not willing to commit to making healthy lifestyle choices. If you are one of the millions of people for whom this is true,
Each of us struggles with making healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis. Too often, the road to fitness and health seems overwhelming. Work, family and life stressors steal our time and limit our ability to eat right and exercise.
This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.
What is the best habit to initiate first when starting a wellness journey? That depends on where you are starting and where you want to go. The main thing is to start. Trying to overhaul your eating and exercise routines all at once can be overwhelming. Picture your enthusiasm to “get healthy” on January 1st. We often make a grand, although vague proclamation at the beginning of the year that we are going to eat right and exercise but slip back into our regular routines, often before the month is over. We know that we will feel