It's the weekend after Thanksgiving and I hope everyone spent time with their families, or people they love. Hopefully everyone had a hot meal, also. If you ate too much; don't fret over it. I know, most CPT's won't tell you that, but my beliefs about food aren't exactly the norm. I believe that consistency and moderation are the key to any successful lifestyle program, and that deprivation is not the way to live.
Splurging for the holidays is not a mistake, bad or evil. It means you're human. If you went overboard on Thanksgiving dinner remember to reign it back in. Eat smaller leftover portions if you don't want to waste food, or give the leftovers to someone who is not as fortunate.
Try your best to get back to your normal nutritional program by Monday. Most people feel better to start programs on Monday so use this weekend as a way to relax, and mentally ready yourself for the new week.
If you are looking at this website because you want a healthier lifestyle; good for you! You've already taken the first step to change your life. Although the choice to live a healthy lifestyle is more than researching the Internet; you are headed in the right direction.
Healthy lifestyle changes involve exercise and good nutrition. Exercise? Weight lifting? Losing weight? Does it scare you? Some dread weight lifting or changing their nutrition program. Nightmares of lifting heavy weights and becoming an oversized, square jawed "neanderthal" is enough reason for many to shun exercise.
Maybe you had a personal trainer, and it was the worst exercise experience in history? They trained you so hard during the first session that you did not go back. Perhaps you were out of shape and the simplest exercises created soreness, fatique and humility?
Don't give up
Regardless, don't quit. Try new exercise approaches such as spin classes, MMA training, aerobics classes, Zumba or beach boot camp. Find other ways to add healthy lifestyle changes to your busy schedule. If you're still debating; ask yourself these questions.
Break free from the misconceptions
People commonly misconceive healthy lifestyles as one that involves food deprivation and excessive exercise. Or, there is the notion that you must be a bodybuilder to enter a health club. Unfortunately, misconceptions like these are caused by the hype of numerous fad diets, propaganda and marketing strategies from large corporations in the health & wellness and fitness industry.
Luckily, they are misconceptions.
However, being healthy is harder than it looks. Like anything else; it takes work to stay healthy. Instead of believing the misconceptions dedicate a few days a week to exercise. Create a healthy nutrition program to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high cholesteral, as well as to lose weight.
Lisa M. White
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