Today, we are going to talk about lifestyle.
Often when people approach a new diet or exercise regimen, they have a goal in mind, for example losing 10-20 pounds. It’s important to have a target. But after you achieve that target or you fail to reach it, there seems to be a period of time when many people slip and let it all go.
I find this most often happens when the project (the diet) wasn't something they ever intended to sustain. And when they go back to doing what they did before the project, they end up where they were before, if not worse. That’s why you need to think about the changes that you put in place as being something that you can generally sustain for the long term.
Try making sustainable changes to your lifestyle so that you can maintain your healthy life even after achieving your initial goals. Long-term success requires supports from your family and friends. This may take some time. You're different. You're eating different foods, doing different things. Eventually, they come to understand. As you build this new healthy lifestyle, be sure to explain your why to you family and friends. This will help them get more comfortable with the changes in you.
I recommend limiting yourself to one sustainable healthy behavior at a time and work to make that stick.
Mindset also plays an important role in building a good lifestyle. Work on changing your language, find balance in your life, and build stronger relationships with the people around you. All of these will make you happier and that will make you healthier.
This is your life and you can do this.
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