Thursday, February 15, 2018

Changing Your Body Requires Changing Your Lifestyle - Day 45 New Year, New You

How are you living? Are you stuck in a rut, not feeling well most of the time, and just not living healthy? How about feeling burned out and unmotivated?

Did you know burnout and frustration are top reasons people give up and return to unhealthy habits? Welcome to Day 45 of New Year, New You in 365 Days.

The problem is most of us are unwilling to change things about our life so positive changes can happen. You want the look and feel of good health but really aren't putting forth a change to experience change.

Straight up - change requires change. If you're unhappy with your health, body, or life in general, a deliberate choice to change needs to happen.  

The Struggle is Real

Sometimes it's a difficult process to implement necessary changes to better your health and life. Self-sabotage often gets in the way of your attempts to get healthy. Eating too much of the wrong things, not being able to resist temptations, and making excuses not to exercise are all examples of self-sabotage.

Getting mad about it doesn't bring about what needs to happen. Making a promise to yourself to change and following through with that change is what will make the difference in your life.

I suppose if anger was channeled into positive action and motivates positive change, then getting mad temporarily could be an OK thing. However, anger often leads to bitterness and a give-up attitude. It's best to remain positive while making positive changes. 


Change Takes a Choice


Change takes a choice and patience. It's also a focus on progress and not perfection. As you strive to change your health and fitness, it's important to realize it will be a journey and a challenge.

Remember challenges in life are what change you. They are the learning tools of becoming a healthy person physically and emotionally.

You have heard the saying 'do what you have always done and you will get what you have always gotten.' This is true for life, fitness, and health. Without changing what you're doing now, you will remain in your same state of unhealthiness.

It's important to start owning the unhealthy parts of your life so you can figure out what needs to be done to change each area. 


Be Honest with Yourself


Are you unhealthy, unhappy, stressed, anxious, angry or whatever question you want to add? Why and what needs to be done to change that? Write it down.

The goal for each of us is to implement appropriate changes to create healthy change in our life. Once health is made a priority, you will start feeling better and motivated to make even more positive changes. What areas in the list below require a change to improve your health:

  • I need to eat better
  • I need to exercise
  • I need to reduce stress
  • I need to deal with this anger problem
  • I need to have better balance in my life
  • I need to sleep better
  • I need to drink more water
  • I need to stop smoking
  • I need to reduce my alcohol intake
  • I need to start making my health priority

Improving your health and fitness reduces illness, enables you to handle stress, and creates a happier state of well-being. 

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Be well and Stay Healthy


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