I met with a 45-year-old woman who was overweight, stressed out, always tired, hadn’t exercised in years and had an atrocious diet.
But she said something that no other client has ever said to me.
She said, “I know what I need to do, but I just look at myself and say, ‘Why bother?’”
If this sounds like you, then read on and see what I said to this woman.
It’s never too late!
Many people who suffer from health challenges give up and accept illness as a way of life, feeling it’s “too late” for them and they shouldn’t bother trying to feel better.
But it’s never, ever too late to improve your health, regardless of your age or how long you’ve been this way.
No matter where you’re starting from, your body will benefit from a healthier lifestyle--that is a certainty.
Don’t listen to the nay-sayers
If anyone around you brings you down and tries to tell you that you can’t make a difference, or you’re not good enough or strong enough or smart enough, walk away.
Then prove them wrong.
I remember someone once told me that my running stride was terrible.
(Note that he had never run more than a 3-mile stretch in his entire life.)
Well, a few years later that “awful” running stride of mine carried me for 26.2 miles in the Empire State Marathon…and will soon do so again in this year’s marathon on October 9th.
Be your own inspiration
We’ve all had experiences where people that we were inspired by let us down. Someone that you looked up to may have turned out to be deceitful, a coward or not who you thought they were.
You may have been used, fooled, hurt or rejected. We all have, including yours truly.
When it comes to inspiration, you have to rely on the only person you can always count on.
Be your own inspiration. Become healthier for YOU. You deserve it, you are worth it, you can do it and you will do it!
I believe in you.
Have a reason
Many people are motivated by having a reason to improve their health.
For example, someone very dear to me became motivated to lose weight and get fit because she wanted to be able to play with her little granddaughters and see them get married someday.
One reason I have the habits I have is because my father died of a massive heart attack at 58 and my mother had cancer twice…and I want to counteract that family history as much as possible!
Refuse to make excuses
If you allow excuses to enter your mind, you’re done before you start. There is no room for excuses when it comes to improving your health.
Ready? Start with baby steps
If you’re ready to make a significant difference in your state of health, know this: It doesn’t have to be overwhelming or hard.
Start with baby steps—little things that can have a huge impact:
1- Work more real foods into your diet
If your diet is not-so-great, gradually work in more real foods.
- Have a tossed salad with your dinner every day. Even a lettuce wedge drizzled with dressing counts!
- Instead of chips or crackers, snack on carrot and celery sticks, a cube of cheese, a hard-boiled egg or a handful of nuts.
- Choose oatmeal or scrambled eggs for breakfast over donuts, bagels, pastries or cereals.
- Try soups or salads for lunch instead of burgers or pizza.
- Swap out one soda or coffee a day for water.
Your gut determines your health from head to toe—it absorbs the nutrients your body needs to survive, eliminates wastes and toxins and houses 70 percent of your immune system!
But your intestinal flora is always taking a hit from things like sugar and refined carbs, medications, lacking sleep and stress.
Plus these good guys are not “permanent residents” to begin with—they only “vacation” inside of you for 12 days or less!
So it’s vital to keep your friendly gut flora population strong and healthy—and the best way to do that is with an outstanding probiotic supplement like Super Shield!
3- Get some form of exercise
When it comes to attaining better health, exercise is not optional.
But you don’t need to be the next Jillian Michaels or Shaun T.! Even brisk walking is a great place to start, and you can work that in any time of the day.
Get your doctor’s blessing and get moving—you’ll love the results.
Remember, when it comes to improving your health, it’s never too late, don’t listen to the nay-sayers, be your own inspiration, have a motivating reason and don’t be an excuse-maker!
Start with baby steps and go from there.
And when you see wonderful changes taking place for you, please write and tell me about them.
To your health,
PS: We are in the process of revamping our website,www.holisticblends.com. You’ve talked and we’ve listened--and we’re incorporating many of the suggestions we’ve received from our clients!