Small Changes – Big Results – Tip #1
Making a lifestyle change for the better can be overwhelming. It’s a good thing we can do it by making small changes to our diet and activity level. As we wind down to the end of 2014 many of you are thinking of different ways you can make changes to your lifestyle. You may have become weary of getting little results while making a BIG effort. One of the best ways to make changes is to create a simple system for yourself. One that you can keep up with.
Start with your diet. Begin replacing toxic foods with healthier ones. A great way to see immediate results is to eliminate foods that cause inflammation. One common additive to food is refined sugars. READ nutritional labels. If sugar is one of the first 3 ingredients don’t buy it. You can begin to reduce refined sugars very easily by replacing two items from your grocery list every week for 30 days. This means processed foods. Yes, anything that is packaged in a colorful box. Now when making a change it’s a good idea to track it. Begin tracking the effects of the change by weighing and measuring yourself. Write these numbers down on your calendar so that you can refer to them later.
Next increase your activity. The day you begin your activity you should write that down as well on your calendar. To ensure you stay focused find yourself a buddy who is motivated to get results. If you can’t find one ask me I’d love to help you. I’ve paired up many people with fitness buddies. We all need support from time to time. Choose an activity you enjoy that gives you at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise each day and get moving.
If you get serious about your health and need extra support you should probably contact me about the Freestyle Fitness boot camp. It’s a great environment to make small changes in your eating and activity with the support of a group as well as receiving a personal training experience for a fraction of the cost. ~ Pamela Bennett, Freestyle Fitness LLC