There are times in our lives when working to achieve a healthy lifestyle seems like we are trying to climb an impossible mountain.
Trying to scale the side of a rock…straight up.
Trying to dream an impossible dream.
We feel defeated.
We think it cannot be done.
But…it can be done. We can scale that mountain side.
We can be VICTORIOUS.
I had shared that in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle we had to start today. It doesn’t matter how hard it seems or how much we want it…
So…beginning today and continuing most Wednesdays throughout the year I am going to be focusing on working towards a healthy lifestyle. And I am calling this series…
To start this series I want to share what I have found to be one of the most important things that I have learned in regards to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
I had to recognize and ADMIT that….
That does not mean that I do not have a life, that means that I must learn to manage my life and at the same time watch what I eat and exercise.
I read an article in the October 1999 issue of SHAPE magazine that changed my life. This article pointed out that to lose weight…
Since I believe that diets start on Monday morning and end around 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, when I was working for Weight Watchers I changed this to say…
When I began to see healthy lifestyle changes and choices as part of my normal, everyday life, I began to find it less stressful. Less offensive. Less difficult.
Once I ACCEPTED that I would always have a weight problem, then I could approach the entire process differently.
I try to make healthier food choices most of the time because I try to think of that as NORMAL.
I try to exercise most days because I try to think of that as NORMAL.
I try to limit sweets and I TRY (I’m not always successful!) to think of that as NORMAL.
A good piece of dark chocolate and a glass of red wine…that is NORMAL.
Daily sweet treats, like cakes and cookies…not normal.
A dozen chocolate chip cookies, fresh from the oven…that cannot be NORMAL! At least not for me.
Many of us have weight issues but a healthy lifestyle is not only about our weight.
Besides, thin or skinny people are not always healthy!
But…if you want to join me on this quest for a healthy lifestyle, you want to lose weight, you want to exercise, you want to CHANGE your lifestyle, then I encourage you to consider making this your mantra…
So…what do you think? Are you willing to make this your mantra? Are you willing to work towards making this your NORMAL life?