When I started trying to get healthier, I wasn’t sure where to start. I tried diets of all types and yo-yo’d for years, but without a road map of where I was going, it was a futile attempt. Lose weight, pack it back on plus some more.
Today, I want to share some resources that could help.
1. Decide WHY you want to get healthier, why EXACTLY and WRITE
2. Journal what you eat and drink, EVERYTHING, for a week.
a. Keep a written journal of everything you put in your mouth.
b. Use an app like http://myfitnesspal.com I really like this one to use on my phone AND my laptop… whichever I choose. (I also use the Shaklee 180 app that comes with my maintenance program.)
c. The average American over-consumes 300 calories a day. It isn’t
until we begin to pay very close attention to what we consume that
we realize where our challenges lie. (Many times this is from Drinks) This does NOT mean to substitute with “sugar free” options. Artificial sweeteners add a whole new set of problems.
3. Begin to move – the options here are limitless.
a. I did it with walking, lots of walking. Park and walk the whole
outdoor mall, walk around the block, walk a 5K event, walk if
you haven’t “moved” with purpose in ages, simply begin small
walk to the mailbox and back, do it twice if you can.
b. Join a gym, a lot of my friends have done this, I prefer to spend
my dollars elsewhere.
c. Hire a personal trainer. Get specific advice that works for YOU.
d. Pick a cause & work toward an event. (I have done 60 mile walks)
4. Choose healthier options that taste GREAT!
a. Knock out all artificial sweeteners, colors, & flavors.
b. Look for new recipes, or do what I do, make healthier substitutions
for some of the ingredients.
c. Pick 1 thing and do it till you’ve got it down, then pick something
else to master.
Starting line for day 3 of the 2011 Tampa 3-day, 60-mile walk for Breast Cancer.
For more suggestions or a personal consultation to get you started on your own, personal map for improved health, contact me.
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