It’s okay not to be 100% healthy, 100% of the time. For most of us, some of the most enjoyable things in life are a little bit unhealthy. Take eating pizza and drinking beer while watching the footy, or sipping cocktails by the pool in Bali; some of the things we enjoy are a little bit unhealthy. But the unhealthy habits some people have are just down right crazy!
I’m not going to pretend I’m perfect. I myself have unhealthy habits, starting with dessert. When it comes to dessert, my favourites are ice cream, chocolate and chips. The trigger for me is the finishing of dinner. And that’s an important association to make — what triggers your behaviour. Whether your habit is what I would consider as quite normal, like mine, or just a tad crazy, like I’ll explain, recognising your trigger is all so important.
"This is all about putting the mindset shift ahead of the physical shift. And this is the way it should be."
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Pioneering humanitarian Florence Nightingale once said, “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” This statement, no less true today than it was in the 19th century, should remind everyone that if you want to succeed, excuses have no rational basis. Sure, we all make them, especially when it comes to working out. Although deep down we all know we’re supposed to exercise, it’s always easier to come up with a reason not to do it.
Why are there always seemingly insurmountable obstacles that keep getting in the way of our fitness goals? It’s true that for many people, life often gets in the way; work, eating, social commitments that we’d rather do, and other activities always take precedence. But the fact is that what most people just need is a paradigm shift in their thinking. What you think of as hindrances, you can turn into advantages. We tend to make excuses because most of the time we just don’t want to...
Not another New Years resolution article. Arghh. I hear you. But hear me out. So many people still set New Years resolutions, but even if you don’t, you probably still use this time of year to reflect on the past and dream about the future.
I absolutely love this time of year. It’s so full of optimism and possibilities. For the past few years I’ve reviewed my year and created a life plan full of well-thought-out-goals for the year ahead. Each year, I move a little closer to the ideal life I want to live. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life as it is, but I believe that if I stop and float, I’ll drift to an unwanted destination. So once again this year, I’ve been intentional about the life I want to live and I’m dreaming about what might be.
One of the less spoken about problems with goal setting is that they often lack strategy. They’re often born out of an emotional response. Now that’s a great way to motivate you to change,...
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