Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Start Before You're Ready : New Health Plan

When a new season comes along it brings the opportunity to create new healthy habits.

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September is the perfect time to jump back into a healthy routine. Although it can get pretty hectic in the beginning of September with everyone coming back from vacation and kids returning to school, it's actually easier to get back to a normal routine. The amount of unplanned outings goes down and there's more time for scheduled activities and exercise. The number of unhealthy food temptations thankfully dwindles down too.

When to begin? Now! When creating a new plan for your health, there is no better time than right now to start it. It doesn't have to be made into a huge deal. Just take the first step. Don't make excuses of why you should wait for tomorrow or next week or when everything is a bit calmer. Your health routine/plan is a way of life and not a "diet". If it seems overwhelming, just take small steps at first.

For example: If your goal is to run a half marathon and you've never ran before, you wouldn't go out and run 5k on the first day. Your body would go into shock and you would more than likely quit on your new goal. Take it easy and gradually build up. The same principles apply to your eating habits. You don't have to go all out on the first day. Gradually eliminate unhealthy chemical filled foods from your diet each day till eventually you are eating only those vibrant and natural lean proteins, veggies and fruits.

Happy September Everyone!
Do you have any new goals for this Fall or Winter? I'd love to hear them.



  1. just stumbled upon your blog, I agree with you, no better time to start than now! My husband and I recently changed our diets completely and are eating so much cleaner now. We feel so much better! Have you seen the movie Forks Over Knives? That is what kick started our life style change (although we will never be fully vegan, we eat chicken in moderation). I also do The Nike Training Club app, it's free and feels like a personal trainer in the gym!

    Love from NYC,
    TaylorTaylor Morgan Shoptaylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

  2. Hi Taylor, Good for you guys! It's amazing how much food controls how you feel and think. I haven't seen that movie in paticular but I believe it's the same idea as a couple other ones I've seen. What actually first turned me away from meat was the book "Skinny Bitch". It totally opened my eyes. Like you, I'll never be vegan either. I have to have my fish. Chicken is great as long as it's organic so you don't get those dang added hormones and antibiotics.
    I loaded that Nike Training App but haven't tried it yet. Hmm you've got me itching to try it now! :)
    Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around here again.


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