I’m often asked “How can you be bothered with all that health and fitness stuff?”, “Do you really get up at 5am every day to go to the gym/workout?” “Do you seriously eat healthy food all the time?”. The answer to all of these questions is yes, yes and yes. My philosophy is: If it’s important to you you will find a way – if not, you’ll find an excuse. Living my BEST life and getting the most out of every single day is my number one priority. Take a step back and ask yourself “What are my priorities?”, “What’s important to me?”, “Am I putting myself first?”.
Living a healthy life is more than just being slim/toned/in shape. Having a good bod is just a BONUS of taking care of ourselves in terms of a healthy lifestyle. Start with the basics…
1) Sleep – ESSENTIAL for brain function, emotions, hormones, healthy and radiant skin, digestion and the list goes on.
2) Fresh air + vitamin D – You’re parents probably told you and I will tell you too..GET OUTSIDE. Take your breakfast/lunch outside and enjoy the fresh air, scenery and sunlight. This is such an easy way to refresh and relax.
3) Healthy, nourishing food (& water) – You wouldn’t put diesel in a car that requires unleaded fuel..so why put junk into your body that doesn’t belong there. Personalise your diet to suit your needs and eat what makes YOU thrive. Fresh is best!
4) Move it! Get off your butt and don’t be afraid to sweat a little (or a lot!). Exercise releases positive endorphins and helps you to release built up tension, regain mental clarity, become physically more capable and hey, you might lose those last few kg’s.
We are mid way through the year. This is a perfect time to reassess the goals you may have set yourself at the start of 2013. Are you still on track? Do you need to add fuel to the fire? Start journaling, design an inspiration board, get yourself a workout buddy. Your body will thank you for it!
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