The holiday season is almost over and you feel SLUGGISH...you ate WAAAAYYY too much. You gained ALOT of weight. Your clothes are SNUG. You are dreading your doctor visit already because you know what he/she will say. You feel completely OVERWHELMED and you just don't know where to BEGIN. And to top it off, you hate the thought of exercise of any kind. You don't feel like moving but yet you know you have to do something.
So what do you do? Just like a small seed can grow into something worthwhile, you can achieve your health goals by STARTING SMALL.
1. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BIG TO SEE BIG RESULTS: You don't have to go and get brand new work out clothes and shoes or join a gym. You don't have to eat salads everyday, etc. to achieve results. START WHERE YOU ARE. Make a small change and grow from there. How about focusing on getting a good night's sleep? What about eating more (NOT ONLY) vegetables? What about taking a walk after dinner (no new shoes required)? Try doing something small and over time you will see results!
2. DON'T GO SPENDING MONEY ON THE LATEST AND GREATEST DIETS/GADGETS ETC. You already know what to do. You know vegetables are better for you then donuts, so start there. You don't want to give up the donuts completely? Then don't, just eat less donuts and more vegetables. You already know that exercise is good for you, so just start walking for as long as you are able. Walking a little is better then nothing.
3. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BEGIN: You have to start somewhere. You have to actually begin. You may need to support. Having a buddy is great, someone to support you while trying to make a change. Try looking for someone who is already meeting their health goals and try to enlist their help and support. They can be a good resource for encouragement and tips. So no more procrastination, just get up and start!
4. DIET IS WHERE THE CHANGE WILL OCCUR: You can not outperform a poor diet, is a popular saying. It is very true. Although, you may see results with a good workout plan, in order to see better and lasting results having a good diet is important. This does not mean that you have to stop eating everything that you currently know and love. Instead of thinking that you have to diet, trying thinking of it as adding healthy choices to what you are currently doing. This makes for a win win situation. Overtime you may gravitate toward the healthy items because you like how they make you feel. The healthy items will give you the fuel that you need in order to get the best results from a workout or to function in general. It is not normal to have to take medicine in order to digest your food. It is not normal to always feed bad after a meal. If you are having these issues you should consider examining what you eat.
SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? THE NEXT MOVE IS YOURS.
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