Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Start Today!

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? (Love that one!) Have you had it with feeling sluggish and heavy? No need to wait until Monday or until after Uncle Baldie's birthday bash. Whether you're a size 0 or a size 30, start embracing good health right now. The smallest step can be taken today.

Think before your next drive-thru trip. You can't fuel a healthy, happy person with that sort of crap any better than you can fuel your car with a gallon of milk. Grab a water instead of that can of Diet Coke, need a caffeine boost, try green tea with a drizzle of honey. Switch to half butter and half olive oil instead of all butter in your supper tonight. Plan just one extra serving of fresh fruit and one extra serving of fresh vegetables each day. Start reading labels to start building awareness of what you're putting in your body. Start by eating the recommended serving size of your favorite treat out of your prettiest bowl and savor every bite instead of mindlessly munching out of the container. Pick one suggestion, try it out and see how it makes you feel.

Want to start a fitness program and feel overwhelmed? Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and start walking. Doesn't matter where. Around your living room, around the block, around the mall before it opens, at the park. Or put on some music in your living room and dance for a little while. Just start moving even if it's just for 10 minutes today.

It's so easy to fall into excuses (I've made them all) and self-pity. But it is just as easy to make one small change to improve your health and well-being and work on it until it's second nature. A healthy lifestyle, like a good meal is best absorbed by the body (and mind) when broken down into tiny, digestible pieces. You can do it!

4 comments:

  1. that is so encouraging!! You're awesome. :) I love it how you break it down into little baby steps. I wonder what my next baby step is...

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  2. It’s true…and surprising, how the smallest changes can really add up! The beginning of weight loss doesn’t have to be difficult (although it gets more and more difficult the closer you get to goal).

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  3. Well said! Small lifestyle changes , one at a time allow for long term success rather than crash diets and rebound.

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