We have been doing a lot of traveling this summer and it is not easy staying on the healthy track when you are gone a lot. I find myself slipping back into my old habits or thoughts. “We don’t have a choice so I can go ahead and eat it.” I will eat healthy when I get home.” “I don’t have time to exercise or I am just to tired.” These thoughts and actions are so harmful to my healthy lifestyle. How do I get myself back on track? What do I do when these thoughts begin to become action?
There are a few things that help me when I am feeling myself slip back into those old ways. The most important thing is reach out to God and pray for His help. He is the one who has taught me so much about how to eat healthy and given me the ability to get active. He knows exactly how to get me focused! In our weakness He is strong!
Also, think back to how you felt when you were on track: more energy, sleeping better, how clothes fit and just more confidence. I realize that I feel better now then I have ever felt in my life. I love having more energy to go throughout my day and not feeling like I am getting old…even though I am getting more grey hairs every day!
Also, remember you can do this! You know how to eat healthy and exercise. If you have lost weight in the past and gotten off track, you can start fresh today. The awesome thing about eating healthy and exercise is that you can always start again and begin to see results. Your body likes it when you focus on what is nutritious and when you get it moving again!
If you are sitting there saying “No, I really don’t even know where to start.” I want you to know that I have been there. When Mark and Chism left for the “Biggest Loser” I knew I needed to do something but didn’t know where to start. I also knew I had done all those fad diets and supplements and lost weight only to gain it all back again. I wanted to learn about nutrition and exercise, not just buy products that would help me for a little while. I really was at a point that I wanted to change for life. Are you at that point?
We are here to help you get started! We want to pay it forward and share with everyone all that we have learned. We are not experts. We are learning new things everyday and facing challenges along this journey. We just want to share what we have learned and encourage others as they begin. Over the past few years we have had the opportunity to share our Fit to Serve program in many churches, businesses and schools. We don’t sell any products. We share three important parts in getting healthy: how God sees you, nutrition and fitness. Check out more on the website or send us an email at email@example.com. We are in the process of filming the sessions which will be available in the Fall.
One of the greatest things about this adventure is connecting with people. I have loved getting to know so many new friends and the encouragement that each one has been to me. I have learned so much from so many people and that has been such a great help. Tell someone where you are struggling and ask them to pray for you. We can all be here for each other.
Healthy Tip: Eat every 3 to 4 hours. Eating smaller meals 5 to 6 times a day keeps your metabolism going throughout the day. We are used to eating 3 meals a day with maybe a few snacks in between or at night before bed. Eating smaller meals several times during the day will help you stay fuller and never get to the point of starving. Starving leads to overeating on your next meal.
It is one good choice at a time!
- Cathy Cornelison
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