Healthy Lifestyle Step One: Internalize

We all want to live healthy lifestyles and be in better shape but the hardest decisions we battle are where or when to start.  Watching shows like the Biggest Loser or skimming through magazines like Fitness and Health we see the articles, some of us may even read them once or twice but what does that really mean other than words on paper?  How can this advice relate to me?  Over the next few blog posts I will help you identify the steps you need to take in putting those words into action and hold your hand along the way.

A lot of my blog posts are about healthy versions of foods but as I’ve mentioned before diet isn’t everything.  You need to physically move your body to change.  As Ghandi once said:  “We must be the change we want to see in the world”, well that world starts with you.  So I’m telling you to be the change you want to see in yourself and perhaps along the way you may inspire someone else to follow.

Step 1: Identify the starting point.  Here’s a great article I came across in the blog “Built Lean”.  Read through the article and enter your information into the automatic bmi calculators.  This will show you where you’re at and what you need to work with:

Step 2: Pick a goal you want to reach and an end date.  I don’t want to be Debbie Downer and tell you your goal is unrealistic, but consider doing something simple to start like 10lbs in the next 8 weeks.

Step 3:  Write down your reasons for change.  It’s more than just picking a number and jumping right into it.  You have to make sure to internalize this, make it sink in.  So the next step is to write down on a piece of paper or in a journal your goal number, why you want to/need to reach that goal, and why you are unhappy with where you are today.  


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