Has your scale missed you? What about that dusty old measuring tape? Share with us your thoughts and feelings as you mark the beginning of your journey today. Motivation high. Everyone with different goals for living a healthier life. Doing things tiny step by tiny step, just moving along in the right direction to a happier you.
Share what has worked for you in the past. Share what your game plan is for this month. Set small realistic goals. Know if you slip up once the day ‘s not all toast. Every moment is a fresh moment. Celebrate every victory. This is a lifelong journey, a marathon not a sprint.
For many of us, the first basic step of a healthier life is eating the right amount of food. Portion-size has been tossed out the window over the years until our body has no clue anymore what amount is the right amount. It’s time to retrain it. If you create a profile at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, it will tell you what net calories you should aim at consuming a day. No need to get neurotic about it, but it can just be an eye-opening experience to track food intake for a while.
If you’ve gotten comfortable with eating the proper number of calories per day, the next step is increasing the quality of each calorie. We all know there’s a lot more nutritional value in a handful of walnuts than in a bag of chips, even if the calorie count might be the same. Finding foods that pack the right amount of punch is important. Every body is different in how it processes and uses foods. Some foods stick with you a long time, while others leave you feeling hungry again right away. Timing of food and nutrients in your day is also a very long, personalized journey. Becoming aware if how your body feels and what fuel your body is asking for is hard but something that will drastically improve your energy and wellbeing.
Getting active, whatever that means for you, will help pump the endorphins and feel-good hormones through your body. You’ll be making yourself physically stronger but you’ll also get to ride that “Wow- I Rock” train all day long smiling to yourself. Myfitnesspal can also help you keep track of the number of calories you burn. Set a goal for yourself. Do something active every day, no matter the intensity or duration.
You are SO worth it.
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