After losing weight (nearly 30 pounds) and transforming my body, the most common question I receive these days is how I did it. There’s no secret to my success, but it wasn’t an accident either. It was through lifestyle change. I used many of the same approaches that I take toward my finances and put them toward my equally important goal of living a healthier life.
As someone who falls down stairs, trips on even surfaces, and breaks toes getting into bed, I’ve never been what you might call athletic. When friends have asked me to go running in the past, I scoffed at the idea. I thought that I was physically incapable of surviving a jog. Why would anyone want to run, anyway? But I just ran my first 5K at age 40!
The $60 billion dollar weight loss industry has taken a hit as more people pass on diet products and instead choose to eat healthier foods. Forget pills, gym memberships, or diet foods. I lost 20 pounds (and gained flat abs and firm thighs) through simple yet powerful lifestyle changes. And it didn’t cost me a cent. In fact, I saved money. So how did I lose 20 pounds in 15 weeks?
Over the past week I have felt irritable and hungry. Even worse, I’ve felt so overwhelmed that I have been thinking about quitting, well, everything. Taking a step back to evaluate what’s not working in my life, I realized that I’ve not taken a lunch break all week. That’s probably why I’ve been so hangry.
Have you tried practicing mindfulness only to find that you can’t relax and your mind won’t stop thinking? Chances are you’re doing it right. Mindfulness isn’t just about feeling relaxed or stopping your thoughts, it’s about being aware of our experiences in the present. So what is the difference between relaxation, distraction, and mindfulness? And how do I know if I’m doing it “right”?
Have you found yourself doing well living a healthy lifestyle, only to get thrown off your game by temptations during get-togethers? You are not alone. Here are 12 healthier choices to avoid gaining weight during parties.
In honor of Psychology Recognition Week, this post is reminder of the need for each of us to care for ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. In a society where there’s a pill for almost everything, we tend to look for quick fixes to our problems. But even when we can take a pill, in most cases the underlying causes of our problems remain. If we want our situations to change and health to improve, then we need to do something different. This is especially true for managing stress.
I’m all about the Salt Life, but not when it comes to my food. Sure, if you’re running on the beach or kite surfing and working up a sweat you might need more sodium. But for those of us wearing flip-flops, we’re taking in way more salt than our bodies need. Forget the processed foods, I’m saving my daily sodium allowance for the margaritas!
If you are a spender, the thought of saving may make your cringe. If you are a saver, the thought of spending money might actually send you into a state of panic. But spending and saving are both important. So how do we find balance?
You can lose weight and live healthfully without joining a gym, taking pills, or paying for a meal plan. Rather than costing money, living a healthier lifestyle can actually save money. There are many myths about foods. Here we tackle one of the biggest myths: that carbs are the enemy.