Sometimes when making a lifestyle change it can seem overwhelming not knowing where to start. You may have started classes or diets and they haven’t worked for you so you feel like giving up. I know it’s not easy but don’t! Your health and wellbeing is the most important asset you have and there is no one size fits all.
When working with clients I ask them to do three simple things:
- Have a health goal
- Keep a food and lifestyle diary
- Be prepared.
Once you have identified yournumber one health goal and completed a food and lifestyle diary, a very simple and powerful tool to focus on your lifestyle habits, you can start to focus on what you can do to achieve your goal. This is where I sit down with clients and put a plan in place, one that fits around their lifestyle. Because you have to be prepared. There is no point saying, ‘right I am going to start running every day, only eat vegetables, not eat any treats or drink alcohol and I’ll be doing the marathon in 8 weeks time’ without being prepared. Good luck with that!
Finally, be realistic, don’t worry about what ‘everyone’ else is doing, what can you do to build on new lifestyle changes that become your new norm? Making small changes to your lifestyle, ones you can maintain really do make a big difference. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady really did win the race!
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