Many people started the New Year with grand ideas and plans for a healthier year. Most have not been successful for one reason for another. One of the main reasons is that we tend to make lofty goals that are just too difficult to reach. For example, maybe you decided to read thru the Bible this year, got going pretty good, but got a little busy and missed a few days, and before you knew it, you were so off "schedule", you just gave up. I recommend you forget about the past (you can't change it anyway) and pick up your Bible today and start reading again.
Maybe you decided you need to lose weight, so you put yourself on a strict diet, joined the gym, and began a rigorous exercise program. You did well initially, but after a few days, you were tired of being hungry, and unable to fit your "gym schedule" into your life. DON'T GIVE UP! Forget about the failure and start fresh. You certainly didn't get in the shape you are over a few weeks, or even months....so give yourself a break and be patient with yourself regarding "starting a healthier life". Start with your diet and simply cut out fried food, vending machine food, and "white sugar" foods (Little Debbies, white bread, potatoes, white rice), and begin eating 5 small meals a day. It will take planning, but you can do it. You and I make time for a lot of things in our life. NOTHING is as important as your health!
Once you've begun to make better food choices, and have been consistent for a couple of weeks, maybe begin to walk 4 times a week for 20-30 minutes. You'll feel better. You'll gain some confidence. And more than that, you'll develop a HABIT! A healthy one at that.
The key to success is making your metabolism work for you. In order to do this, you've got to know what your metabolism is. Call the office and schedule an appointment for the two metabolic tests we offer to develop a specific caloric requirement for a successful meal plan, along with an exercise plan that maximizes the effect by focusing your walking or other cardio exercise on the heart rate interval that will "train your metabolism" to burn more calories AND fat! We truly would love to help!
You can do it! Today is a brand new day on your way to a healthier you!