We talk healthy lifestyle…but do we know what it actually is?

For fun I googled “Healthy Lifestyle” and in under a second it found 1.4 billion results.

One point four billion.

The top result was Web MD, offering a summary of advice that won’t surprise you. All good recommendations, including laughter and yoga, but nothing earth shattering.

Buried at the tail end of the article is what I find to be the author’s key takeaway:

“(1) Your list of healthy lifestyle behaviors may be different from mine. (2) The most important thing to remember is that you can make a difference in your health and well-being. (3) Take charge of your life, and be mindful of small behavior changes that can make your lifestyle a healthier one.”

Here’s why:

(1) How you define a healthy lifestyle and how you achieve it will likely not be the same as those around you. Even those in your immediate household, and that’s okay. While looking to others for ideas a support is helpful, you’ll want to have your own plan and strategies that work for you.

(2) Research shows lifestyle factors greatly improve our health. We have control!

(3) It’s like compound interest…small steps lead to big results.

A healthy lifestyle is so much more than freedom from disease. I wrote a book in 2005 called Achieving Physical Wealth, where I said:

But we must each answer the essential question: What does a healthy lifestyle mean to you and why do you want it?

Do you want to travel when you’re 80? Have energy for more than what you’re doing now? Fit comfortably in your pants? Hike with your sweetie? Be free of medications? Let someone carry your groceries because you want to, not because you have to?

You know how it is. Thinking you should do something because it’s good for you isn’t terribly motivating. I found that out myself – again! – just recently.

I want to offer two options to decide what a healthy lifestyle looks like for you, and why it’s important:

  1. Health may be one of your top values, which makes the motivation more obvious. Still, define your motivation, then plan your course. Or…
  2. Health may serve a different value, like adventure. Health allows you to live out the other values that are most important to you.

A healthy lifestyle is so much more than freedom from disease. I wrote a book in 2005 called Achieving Physical Wealth: 8 simple steps to breaking the rules of staying fit, where I said:

“Physical wealth is about your whole life: your energy, confidence, vitality, endurance, strength, health, self-esteem… the way you live your life, how you feel day to day, and how you feel about yourself, and how that impacts every area of your life.  Physical wealth is living the life you are meant to have every single day.

Now that’s a healthy lifestyle!

Do want your pants to fit on January 1?

Then you’ve got to start now.

Planning, that is.

Ugh! I know. I said the “P” word. Fun just left the house.

But we plan so we can have fun and still feel amazing.

Women tell me that in November, it all starts to go to hell. So, with my clients we develop strategies so they don’t deprive themselves but also don’t demolish their progress.

Because they want to enjoy the holidays. And they want to eat cookies.

I bet you do, too.

Do want your pants to fit on January 1? Then you’ve got to start now. What would make you smile through the next two months and on January 1?
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Start with a look back at recent holidays. Where did it go off the rails? What are your triggers? Why did you over-eat? Or have a few too many adult beverages? Approach it like a researcher, not a judge and jury. Promise?

By knowing the kinds of situations and scenarios that present challenges to you, decide how to prepare for them. Also consider how you want your holiday season to look and feel. What would make you smile through the next two months and on January 1?

We also need to keep in mind that the holidays will likely look different this year. We’ll be considering things we haven’t needed to before. Some temptations might be greater. Others less. Stress may come from unexpected places.

But whether you’re stressed about spending time with your mother-in-law or stressed about staying at home, the tools to deal with both are the same.

You may also be surprised by unexpected blessings from our current situation. As you encounter them, think about how to savor them. Is there a lesson you want to take into future holidays? Or simply into daily life?

So, think about having your pants fit in January. Think about starting the year already on your game. Feeling healthy. Strong. Amazing.

Sound fanciful? Not at all.

Join me for a No Regrets January during my FREE 3-day challenge. You can enroll for free here: https://www.weightbreakthrough.com/no-regrets-january/

Here’s to pants that fit on January 1!

Are you only helping women now?

Heather Moreno

A former male client asked me that.

He liked my blogs, yet increasingly my writing sounded like I was talking to women.

Apparently, my messaging was getting through. Yay. Which leads me to…

I’m officially launching my re-invented site!

After 20 years in business, it’s not too late to re-visit my online presence and how I’m engaging my audience. In fact, it was the perfect time.

Why?

Because I’ve reached that age where most women think it’s too late to lose the weight.

It’s not.

Because I know what it’s like to be critical of my body.

It sucks.

Because I hate seeing smart women struggle with their weight and obsess about food.

They have more important things to focus on.

Heather Moreno
Heather Moreno

I’m getting serious. No BS about counting carbs, calories, or going keto. We’re not talking diets. None of that works for long-term results. What we actually do is access your brain’s super power so you can lose weight and keep it off.

I’m being playful. Because we’re too hard on ourselves. And it doesn’t work. I’ve never had a client shame herself into her ideal weight. Or beat herself into a life and body she loves.

I share success stories from clients just like you. Real women who tackle the same stuff we all deal with. Especially the head stuff when it comes to weight and their bodies. They changed their minds. Their bodies followed.

So, we’re digging in and getting it done. Together. Once. And. For. All.

This launch is about freedom. You don’t need more willpower. You are not the number on the scale. You can enjoy food, love life, and feel like yourself again.

It’s not too late for you, either. You say you’ve tried many times before and failed? Doesn’t matter. Let’s re-invent together.

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