What being healthy means
Today I wanted to talk about being healthy and what that looks like. I am now a Certified Health Coach-yay!! I truly love helping people learn how to be healthy. A lot of people think that means being skinny but it does not. It means feeling good in your body, it means lowering your cholesterol numbers, your blood pressure, getting you off your medicines. It means whatever being healthy means to you. For me, being healthy means I can play tag without getting winded, I can move my body without it hurting and yes, to me it also means going on vacation and not having to worry if I’m swimsuit ready because honestly I always am. That does not mean I have a 6 pack or I think I am the bomb it just means I feel comfortable where I am and how my body looks.
What does being healthy look like to you? Close your eyes and envision what being healthy feels like and looks like to you. Does that mean your joints won’t hurt, that you can get up and down off the floor, that you can put on a pair of pants without fear of if they will fit or not? How will you feel when you are healthy? No more heartburn, maybe no more high blood pressure medicine, or perhaps no more negative feelings towards yourself and what you are eating.
That is powerful stuff!
I have been doing nutritional coaching for about 3 years now and during that time the people who are successful in reaching their goals are the people who set a goal (you can read how to set a HUGE goal here: https://personaltrainingwithlisa.com/new-years-resolutions-yay-or-nay/ )
and they trust in the process. You did not gain the weight overnight, you will not lose the weight overnight either. You have to teach your body to lose the fat and keep the muscle. You have to be willing to put in the work even when you don’t want to.
Your body is so out of balance with the foods we eat that we need to teach it how to be balanced. By eating a balanced amount of protein, fats and carbohydrates you can re-train your body so you can reach your goals and be healthy.
Here are a couple of tips you can do now to get your started on the healthy path:
- drink more water-try to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day. If that seems like too much then try drinking 1 more glass of water then your normally do. Staying hydrated helps to flush out extra sodium and bloat from your body. It also helps you feel full and keeps your skin glowing
- include protein every time you eat-most people are not getting in enough protein and getting WAY too much carbohydrates. Protein helps you not only build muscle but your body needs it to build cells. Ideas are: eggs, animal meat, yogurt, cottage cheese, tofu
- go to bed 15 minutes earlier-research has shown people that get 7+ hours of sleep per night weigh less then those that get less then 7 hours of sleep per night. Your body needs time to recovery from the day, plus when you are in bed you can’t eat 🙂
If you want to learn more check out this video and when you are ready to take control of your life, to be healthy-let me know. I am here to help you. and YES you can still have pizza and beer. It’s all about balance and learning that too!
You can set up your complimentary nutrition session at www.personaltrainingwithlisa.com or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to help you reach your goals! Let’s live our best life together!!