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  • Lisa Kelly

Discovering the Simple Path to a Balanced Lifestyle

In our quest for a healthier life, we often try to take full advantage of the motivation wave we’re feeling and change all of the things at the same time!

· We follow our co-workers detox diet because she lost 15 pounds on it and swears she loves cabbage soup now (Ok Linda, sure you do…)

· We consider the gym our new home and camp out on the treadmill for an hour because we deserve the punishment (Got to walk that birthday cake off, don’t you know?)

· We only drink water because anything else is just wasted calories (And who needs joy in their life anyway?!)

I want to show you a different way. A new approach.

But it’s not fancy. Or shiny. Or exciting even. But, you know what, it works!

And I’m not going to sell you supplements, detox pills, powders or pink coloured water to do it. Shocking, isn’t it?!

We’re going to go into this whole “better health” goal keeping things nice and simple. Back to the basics, if you will.

Because there’s magic in the simple and mundane when it comes to improving your health and your weight – I promise!

The Importance of Consistency

Consistency is the backbone of success, my friend. But let's not confuse it with obsessive perfectionism. We're not training for the Olympics here! Building healthy habits means making choices that you can stick to without sacrificing your sanity.

So, ditch the "all or nothing" mindset and embrace the beauty of small, manageable changes. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was your six-pack (or lack thereof, like most of us). It's about making small, sustainable choices that you can stick to in the long run. Whether it's eating nourishing meals, staying active, or prioritizing self-care, consistency allows us to create a solid foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Keep it real, keep it consistent!

Embracing Real Life

Oh, the pressure to be a fitness guru 24/7! Newsflash: you don't need to quit your day job or live in a gym to live a healthy life.

Let's face it, life happens, and it's messy. Work, family, Netflix binges – they're all part of the glorious chaos. So, instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, embrace your real-life circumstances.

Find ways to integrate healthy choices that work for you, such as:

· squeezing in a quick workout during commercial breaks

· adding spinach to your pizza (hello, balanced diet!)

· swapping two drinks a day with water

· taking the kids and animals for a walk right after dinner

Many people feel overwhelmed by the notion of living a healthy life because they believe it requires a complete upheaval of their current routines. However, the truth is that healthy living can and should be tailored to fit your unique circumstances and preferences.

The Power of Small Steps

You know what they say: big things come in small packages (that’s what she said!), and healthy living is no exception. Forget about running marathons or scaling Mount Everest (unless that's your thing, you rockstar!). It's the small, consistent steps that make the real difference. They can be as simple as:

· Take the stairs instead of the elevator

· Swap that soda for some sparkling water (with a slice of lemon, because you fancy)

· Start with one push-up and work your way up (or stay at one, no pressure!)

These tiny changes might seem insignificant, but they add up fast. When it comes to healthy living, it's important to remember that progress is not always measured by dramatic transformations or drastic changes. Instead, it's the small steps we take consistently that have the most significant impact!

Simplifying the Journey

You know what's complicated? Navigating through a maze of fad diets, trendy workouts, and miracle potions. Who has time for that? Let's keep it simple, folks.

Focus on the basics:

· eat real food (yes, vegetables are not evil, despite what your inner child might scream)

· drink water (it's nature's gift, free of charge)

· get some shut-eye (beauty sleep is a thing, trust me)

· move your body (dancing in your underwear totally counts)

Who needs a complicated roadmap when you can follow these foolproof directions to wellness? By prioritizing these fundamental aspects, you can lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle without feeling overwhelmed by complex strategies or trendy fads.

Making It a Lifestyle

One of the keys to successful healthy living is to approach it as a long-term commitment rather than a short-term fix. Yes, you want to lose weight now, but you want to feel good the rest of your life – that’s the bigger commitment!

It's about cultivating habits that become a natural part of your daily routine, rather than following a strict plan for a limited period. By integrating healthy choices into your lifestyle, they become second nature, and you'll find that they no longer require significant effort or willpower.

Celebrating Progress, Not Perfection

Lastly, it's crucial to acknowledge that healthy living is not about perfection. It's about progress and finding joy in the journey. Don't beat yourself up if you occasionally indulge in your favorite treat or skip a workout. Remember that consistency and balance are key. Instead of dwelling on setbacks, focus on the positive steps you've taken and the overall progress you're making towards a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy living is not about adhering to extreme measures or unrealistic expectations. It's about consistently embracing small steps and simple habits that align with your real-life circumstances.

And you need help with that, stick around all month for more content!

And if you want personalized help, reach out today for custom training and habit coaching.


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