Health is more than just calories in and calories out. It’s how we feel physically and emotionally.
During the summer months, many of us are focused on weight loss.
If we’re being honest… most of us are looking for the quickest and most painless way to reach our weight loss goals. We’re not looking to don our track suits and sweatbands, ya know.
We just want to look and feel better… NOW.
I get it. Weight loss is a weird thing.
No one really enjoys doing what it takes to reach their weight loss goals. No one really LOVES to work out and skip yummy cookies and desserts.
Here are 3 things that I share with my clients to feel better. They’re often over-looked, but that doesn’t mean they don’t work.
1) Drink lots of water. I know you read this one a million times, but how much water are you actually drinking? I challenge you to only drink water for the next 30 days. If you must drink coffee or tea then make it decaf (or herbal) and limit it to a single cup once per day.
2) Get at least 7 hours of sleep. When you start a weight loss program your body is going to expend more energy. It’s going to need proper rest so that it can keep burning that stored fat. Most of us area already sleep deprived as it is… so adding in a weight loss routine just knocks us out even more. Take care of your body and get some sleep.
3) Get active every day. Do I want you to have a workout routine where you are pushing your body to get healthy and lose extra fat? Yes. But even if all you can commit to is a brisk 45 – 60 minute walk every day then do it. Walking and being active helps us feel better. If you can get outdoors and bring along a friend.
I’m all about keeping your weight loss goals and plans realistic. The last thing I want you to do is to start some intense workout plan or strict meal plan when we both know it won’t last. You’ve tried that before, right?
The truth is, if you work out on your own or start some random diet you read about in a book, the community, the coaching and the support isn’t there. You’re left to your own devices to figure out what you should do and when.
So let’s make this summer different. Let’s get you set up with a program that makes sense for you, your life, and your goals. Let’s make sure you have everything you need to succeed.