“I’m just too busy.”
23 Dec, 2014
Feel healthier before your next vacation with just a few, easy tips.
Vacationing often comes with motivation to “get into shape,” to “lose 10 pounds,” or to “get back into the gym.” Instead of getting caught up in what diet or health fad is trending until tomorrow, why not take a deep breath and start with the basics?
For starters, it’s time to make friends with positive people. Debby Downers, Negative Nancys, Moody Judys … They’re just not worth the time. Part of developing your own motivation and healthy habits is surrounding yourself with people who have positive attitudes. These sorts of people can turn spilled milk into your all-time favorite milkshake. (Figuratively, of course.) While you work on improving your healthy living, exercise goals or positive attitude, they’ll serve as your support. “No use crying over spilled milk.”
Next, it’s time to think about what you’re putting into that stomach of yours. We’re not here to tell you it’s time to cut the steaks and bring back the veggies we all dreaded as kids. According to WebMD, feeling better can start with the smallest of steps. These include three more glasses of water, five more grams of fiber and 10 more minutes of exercise each day. Even something as simple as cutting down your portion size can save you that dreadful, overtired, “I’m ready to hibernate” feeling after a full course meal.
Finally, it’s time to understand your habits. What makes you overeat? What motivates you to exercise? What tempts you to buy potato chips instead of fresh fruit? Maybe your overeating is due to stress – In this case, it’s time to find what relaxes you.
Maybe your class reunions motivate you to exercise – In this case, it’s time to recognize that you deserve the best version of you more than the classmates who see you every five years.
And maybe you’re tempted to buy potato chips instead of fresh fruits because the new Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips are just too wonderfully delicious – In this case, it’s time to make a conscious effort to avoid the snack aisle and proceed to the fresh fruit section. You can do this!
Just because your last diet or membership to the gym ended in a sigh and an “I give up,” doesn’t mean your healthy dreams are over. Make mini goals, accomplish those goals and remember:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
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