One of the most overlooked areas to improve your lifestyle is the need to work on personal development and mindset. How you think and what you tell yourself day in and day out will be your story, whether it's true or not. “ I hate cooking” or “I hate exercise” are common things we hear and although you may not like those things now, you can learn to like them a little more if you decide to change your thinking. “I used to hate cooking, but I’m determined to get better at it” can be a game changing statement if you put it into practice one simple step at a time. If you tell yourself "I hate all exercise", you have to change your thinking or you'll continue to believe that you hate it!! You can learn to do anything you put your mind to, but it has to be realistic. You may have hated exercise before because you went to a gym for an hour and half and thought you had to go 5-7 days a week! There are effective workouts that can be done in 10 minutes. The easier and more doable you set your goal, the more likely you will stay consistent with it and then you can build from there.
A lot of people also come to us wanting to lose weight, but that is not always a powerful enough motivator to sustain the habit changes long-term. If you want long-term change in your lifestyle, you need to find deeper meaning for WHY you want to change. Usually, multiple reasons why you want to change your lifestyle can be more powerful than one. The weight is only in the moment and the lifestyle is forever. Chase the feeling of feeling good, not the scale! Here are some tips:
Do you set nutrition goals that are so rigid, you can't maintain them? Don't start trying to overhaul your nutrition while you're also trying to get back into exercising. Start with one thing you want to work on first. Here are a few ideas for simple nutrition goals you can build on. Stick with one of these goals below for at least 4-6 weeks. You already have a lot on your plate, overwhelming yourself with too many changes will derail you.
You shouldn't have to do this alone, or rely on information you can find on the internet. Find something that is specific to your needs and not the whole population. We hope this helps you start your healthier lifestyle journey but can help you with more tips on how to start.
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