When I think of physical health, I first think of how well I feel, what I am eating on a regular basis, how much exercise am I getting, and how much sleep am I getting.
It all comes down once again to the conscious choices you are making each day.
It’s about developing healthy habits you follow most of the time. I’m allowing here for the occasional small dessert, chips or fries, or what other thing you enjoy eating, that you know isn’t exactly the best for you.
I have been studying health and nutrition since I was in nurses training back in 1974, so 41 years ago! I began taking natural food cooking classes at the time and learning about the importance of eating veggies and fruits, proteins, healthy fats, drinking lots of spring water, and also including a great multiple vitamin.
Later at age 26, I began to exercise on a regular basis as well. I have continued this practice, making it a habit I enjoy, for the last over 33 years. I do better going somewhere like a health club to workout. Being around others that value health and fitness, is something you might want to consider, as you make the choice to get fit and healthy. Getting a workout buddy may keep you more consistent as well, no matter where you choose to workout. The accountability piece is important.
If you are just beginning now to move toward a physically healthy body, begin with small steps. Don’t think it will happen overnight!
It has been proven it takes at least 21 days to create a new habit. Be patient with yourself! There are many programs and coaches that can help you with this fitness and healthy nutrition journey. Don’t think you have to do this alone!
I am coaching about making conscious choices, in many different areas of your life, to live the life you love, to sincerely enjoy most of your present moments. As I wrote about last week, mindset is a huge piece of this equation. Your mindset comes into play as you are slowing down and paying attention to what you’re choosing daily to eat, and how much exercise you are getting regularly.
First you need to think of why you want a healthier body. Write the reasons down, and begin focusing on your end results you will have once you develop your healthy habits I talked about above.
Once you are clear on your reasons why, it will be easier for you to begin taking your action steps toward what you are picturing your body and life to be.
Your action step this week is to write down only one thing you will add or take away from your present routine, that will help you get to better physical health, and then do it!
The photo above is of Hale and I on a whale watching sailboat in Kauai for my 50th birthday 10 years ago! Staying healthy and fit, so we can enjoy doing the things we love!
Here’s to a healthier you!