Here we go again! Every New Year sparks motivation, inspiration and action.
Instead of putting so much pressure to lose the weight this year, why not make this NEW YEAR a lifestyle change that will lead to loving your life.
No more fad diets! No more obsessive ways of eating! This time, you’re going to do it the right way! From adding more nutritious veggies and fruits to your meals, to making time for 30 minutes of exercise per day whether it’s a brisk walk around the block or intense gym training.
When I started my weight loss journey, I promised that it I would have patience and enjoy my transformation. After many trials and errors, I have created an easy program that anyone can follow for the rest of their life! I am still enjoying the journey and I look forward to transforming my body even more. I look forward to becoming more lean, building more muscle, spending more time with loved ones and challenging myself in every aspect of my life.
The Love Your Life Program incorporates easy to follow steps that will lead you to the NEW YOU that you’ve always wanted to become. The program involves healthy eating, healthy exercise and healthy lifestyle changes. You will find the program so realistic and simple that you can follow it for life!
This year, we’re going to EAT MORE! Enjoy eating 5-6 smaller meals instead of 3 big ones. Think of your body as a fuel burning machine and watch how smooth it runs.
This year, we’re going to EAT PROTEIN WITH EVERY MEAL! a Not only will protein build and repair every cell, tissue and muscle in the body, but it will also aid in satiety and lead to eating less. Try some Eggs for breakfast, chicken for lunch, fish for dinner and cottage cheese for your snack..
This year, we’re going to EAT MORE VEGGIES! Even if you’re not on a weight loss mission, veggies should always be part of your diet. Vegetables contain nutritional benefits that will boost your immuneÂ system and keep your body in tip top shape. Veggies are also fiber filled and will fill you up faster leading you to eat less again. Why not add some spinach to your chicken dish, cucumbers with your yogurt, sweet peppers with your hummus and even some celery sticks dipped in natural peanut butter!
This year, we’re going to EAT MORE FRUIT! Fruits are also full of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and more! Curb your sweet tooth with a juicy piece of fruit or two! Also containing water, fruit will help cut those cravings.
This year, we’re going to DRINK MORE WATER! The body is made up of 2/3 water. Buy yourself a hot looking water bottle and keep filling it up! Consume 8 glasses of water to help boost your metabolism and rid your body of toxins.
This year, we’re going to EAT MORE FATS! Healthy fats of course.. Our body needs fats to function properly. Incorporating healthy fats in your program will boost energy, assist in absorbing more vitamins and minerals, and create a feeling of satiety! Your skin and hair will look amazing too!
This year, we’re going to EAT MORE COMPLEX CARBS! Carbs are yourÂ body’s essential and primary source of fuel. Carbs also contain important vitamins and minerals and will help fill you up. In a recent article, I mentioned the link between mood swings and carb intake. Low carb diets were shown to elevate depression and anxiety in individuals, so stay calm by balancing your meals with some brown rice, sweet potatoes or even some whole grain oats.
This year, we’re going to GET OUR BODIES MOVING! I love my gym and the friends that I have met there especially my gym buddy Shaneek. She helps push and motivate me to stay on track and challenges me to try new exercises. If the gym is not for you, then that’s totally fine too. Try scouting a nearby scenic park and make a pact with a friend to have routine walks and while enjoying each other’s company. Why not purchase a few dumbells and a hula hoop and have fun at home. Your exercise options are endless! Health experts recommend 30 minutes of your day to be active, any more is even better!.. You’ll feel stronger, more confident and definitely healthier.
This year, we’re going to ENJOY OUR CHEAT DAYS! aSince we’ll be effortlessly eating properly and exercising, our bodies will deserve a delicious CHEAT MEAL once a week. My cheat meal is usually on Saturday evenings when I indulge in a slice of thin crust pizza and a piece of creamy chocolate. After following your new healthy program, you’ll find that even cheating won’t feel the same. Instead of eating a whole slice of cake, you’ll consider sharing it with friends.
This year, we’re going to ENJOY OUR SLEEP! I love my bed! I can’t wait to slip in under the covers and rest my head on my memory foam pillow. Getting the proper beauty sleep can help lower cortisol levels and prevent weight gain. Studies have shown lack of sleep increases appetite and fat storage. Resting properly can lead to better workouts leading to an overall healthier system.
This year, we’re going to ENJOY MORE JOKES! Laughing and having a great time can lead to a boost in your immune system, elevation of mood and decrease in cortisol levels to prevent weight gain. Next time you decide to go out, why not hit a comedy club. If you’re ordering a movie On Demand, try a funny movie and laugh it up!
This year, we’re going to ENJOY OUR PAMPERING TIME! Stress is a culprit for weight gain.. I know I experience many days of uncontrollable stress whether it’s from work or family. I have to do what I can to beat my mood through meditation, massages, hot baths, mood boosting foods or even some mood elevating herbs.
This year, we’re going to ENJOY OUR LOVED ONES MORE! The gift of LOVE can bring so much joy to one’s life. Make a point to spend more time with your family, friends and people you love the most this year. Studies show that affection can counteract the harmful effects that stress can cause on the body.
So, if you’re ready to finally transform and love your life.. then let’s make a promise together today and patiently move towards a healthier and fitter you.
You deserve to Love Your Life this year!