Friday, June 14, 2013

On The Launchpad

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Each one of us is an individual and what works for one may not work for the other. The biggest obstacle is procrastination. Procrastination leads to excuses that lead to a defeatist attitude that keeps us in an unhealthy state.

Although diet and exercise play a big role in achieving a healthy lifestyle, they don't necessarily have to start at the same time. If the journey takes baby-steps it will take you longer, but you will get to  your thousand mile goal.

If you change your diet and start eating the right foods, they will eventually give you the kick start to want to move. Let me explain this, if you eat the proper foods, they will give you the energy to want to move. Move is a verb that implies exercise in my world.

You don't have to totally be a couch potato when you start eating the right foods. Get up and walk to destinations. Manually change channels. Take the stairs. Walk around the block. Walk around the block. These are all starts.

We must change the word DIET to mean the foods we eat and not associate it with weight loss. When it comes to diet as weight loss, many associate it both consciously and unconsciously, with a temporary solution. This is about a lifestyle and becoming as healthy as you can or want.

The foods that stimulate weight loss are rich in fiber. The foods that stimulate energy are rich in protein. If you can eat small meals every 2 or 3 hours apart, you will see overall health results rather than eating three big meals 4-6 hours apart. If your last meal of the day is 3 hours before bedtime, weight loss will be much easier for your overall health.

When it comes to health and changes, be prepared to fail, but eventually you will find your niche and find a lifestyle you can live with. This is just the beginning to of the journey and you decide how fast you will go and where you will end up. I will give thousands of pieces of advice, and if just one works for you, my mission is complete.

This is the Launchpad....prepare for take of to health!