So we are moving into the holidays and all I hear is how the extra 10-15 pounds is inevitable. With all of the parties, family gatherings, and work events there will be unhealthy options everywhere. Is that really the excuse? Really? I have news for you. It’s not. It’s the same excuse that people use that say, “I will start Monday”. That’s all it is. Its an excuse. And I would tell you that it’s more than an excuse, it’s a habit and a constant way of thinking. For you to have the body and health that you are looking for, the transformation has to happen in your mindset. That is the key. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or what your greatest health challenge might be, you can get the body that you want and have amazing health, if you want it…and are willing to drop the excuses. It will take work. It will take discipline. My hope for you is that it won’t take an immense amount of fear from a new diagnosis like diabetes or high blood pressure to snap you into shape. Your mindset and the way you think will determine everything. So let’s look at some of the basic of what you must begin as you shift your mindset to get the body that you desire.
1.Make A Decision
This is the key. You must decide. You must commit. This is not to start Monday. This is everyday. You must want it as bad as the air you breathe. When you are willing to do what it takes, you will achieve it.
2.Eat The Right Foods
Ok there are many areas that are essential for your success. However, your eating habits will determine the bulk of your ultimate success. If man made it, then don’t eat it on a regular basis. It’s really simple. You must know the exact amount of protein, fats, and carbohydrates for your body type. Our coaching system called Healthy University will teach you just how to do this.
3.Move Every Day
You have to move. It’s not optional. Even if all of your joints hurt, find a way. Get into a pool. If you are just lazy, then get off your butt and care enough about the body God gave you. If you live too far from a gym, then stop making excuses and go walk outside every day. If it’s snowing uphill both ways, put a jacket on and some boots. Go make it happen. Your body was designed to move a lot. If you stop and sit all day. You will die earlier than you should. No one like to talk about it, but it’s in the research.
4.Don’t Neglect Rest
Sleep is vital for your great health. It’s also vital for the body that you want. Research shows us that we need between 6-8 hours of sleep per night to repair and regenerate. If your sleep is poor, and is interrupted often, it will cause the hormones to drop and keep you from dropping body fat and reaching your potential for empowering your health.
5.Know Your Numbers
Staying on top of your lab work is essential. Checking the regular lab work with your primary care is important yearly. This will make sure that you don’t have any of the typical chronic medical issues that could pop up like diabetes, kidney issues, cholesterol, thyroid, and basic blood conditions. However, it is essential for you to check you labs for specific nutritional imbalances that might be present. Health challenges don’t show up overnight, they happen over a decade usually. The more you stay on top of your numbers, the more you will stay ahead of the game.
To achieve the body that you want comes down to some of the basics, it also comes down to making great decisions every day.
Health does not come from good luck or your genetics, Health is a choice, and you make it every day.