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Your Attitude Can Play a Role in Healthy Living

KAWARTHA LAKES-If you’ve tried countless diets, exercise regimes, and supplements over the years and was never really able to stick with ‘healthy living’, there is still hope! Usually what you need is a bit of an attitude adjustment.

I’ve worked with so many clients who look at health and fitness as this quick fix. It’ll be perfect once they are at the destination, like it’s some kind of Holy Grail, once reached, you have made it and the journey is finished.

But, unfortunately, that is very far from reality.

Staying healthy is mostly about your attitude and the little things you do over time. It’s about having good habits, thinking positively about yourself, and staying consistent. 
Everyone will fall off the wagon from time to time-this is why there truly is no “wagon” to fall off of!

We’re now heading into the holiday season, and many people will end up gaining a few pounds and letting their fitness regime slide, due to parties, events, and lots of rich food.

And tis the season! 

While I absolutely believe in staying healthy over the holidays and not allowing it to be a free pass to consistently overindulge, I think we should all relax and enjoy and figure out a strategy to make the holidays a little healthier, while not sacrificing any fun.

Let’s talk about a few mental shifts one can make when considering one’s health.

1)Food as a form of nourishment rather than something to be feared

Food is a fuel to help us build strong healthy bodies and give us energy for our busy lives. So many people get it wrong when they start counting calories or macros, logging vigorously into MYFITNESSPAL and obsessing over what they can and can’t eat. Instead, look at the quality of your food and aim for 80-90% “healthful” choices and 10% “cheats and treats”. It’s a great way to start seeing balance in your lifestyle without feeling deprived.

2)Looking at your workouts/diet as a temporary fix

I’ve had many clients ask how long it will take for them to get their results. And it’s a valid question, but you should know that results take time and once you stop exercising or eating healthfully, then you’ll eventually go back to the way things were before. Instead of joining a gym and making it your goal to go everyday for the next 6 weeks, why not start smaller and with more focus on consistency? Join a fitness class that you won’t miss (and that’s really, really fun) for 2 days per week and stick with it! You’ll find it’s no longer temporary and you’ll form a lifelong habit.

3)Your Daily Choices VS The Big Picture

When you look at your weight loss or health journey as a huge mountain you have to climb, it can be quite daunting. Instead, focus on your daily choices. Figure out what you can do to “win the day” on most days of the week and do that most weeks of the month, and before you know it, you’ll have surpassed your goals!

I hope this article was helpful for you! If you need more guidance on how to achieve long term health and vibrancy, visit our website at www.sweathappywellness.com

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Becky Sheehey is a Holistic Health Coach, and a Pilates and Movement Expert with a background in Kinesiology. She lives in Lindsay.

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Becky Sheehey
Becky Sheehey
Becky Sheehey is a Holistic Health Coach, and a Pilates and Movement Expert with a background in Kinesiology. She lives in Lindsay.

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