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My New Years goal this year, 2016, was to be more "balanced"...I'm checking in on that now that we're well over half way through the year. I think I've definitely done a BETTER job at it but I'm certainly not going to claim I'm fully well-balanced! My kids, husband and business are not well balanced, is anyone's?? If yours is, please, pass on the secret....I beg of you. I do have to say, I'm so much closer now than I was last year at this very time.
I've been able to balance fitness and life for better success in my goals. *score!*
I believe living a "balanced lifestyle" is VERY important but I actually believe it is more about mentally feeling balanced than physical balance (aka food and fitness).
Balanced means something different for everyone. A balanced lifestyle is different for every person so you truly need to find your own balance. But here's my list of how I'm trying to live a more balanced life for fat-loss and lifestyle.
* I'm not a psychologist so if you're looking for mental stability/balance, I think you'll have to check in with one
... but I can tell you how you can start the process physically.... :)
1) Wake up and drink water...it will refresh you, start your day off with something good in your body and keep you on track to staying hydrated.
2) Don't spend hours working out. You don't need to.
- Workout should be on your calendar, just like an appointment, even a 15 minute one.
3) Get out of the gym!
- Walk, if you have time to facebook, snapchat or watch a 30 minute tv show, you have time to walk. You can even Facebook or snapchat while walking...just walk in the morning and/or at night for 20 minutes or more. It will help you think about your day, think about your next day and lower your cortisol...which will help you lower your midsection fat stores.
Spend time with the family, spend time with yourself, that is part of living balanced.
4) Eat well 90% of your meals for the day. Protein and Veggies should be at every meal...then stop thinking about your food.
5) Ultimately: Don't think about the other things you need to do while doing the current thing you are doing.
- It will cause stress for you to think about work when you can't be working. Don't think about kids' laundry while getting in a 20 minute workout. Don't think about cooking dinner while eating lunch... *This is a hard one but just try!
Balance comes from what YOU feel works for YOU. But you can't be balanced if you're stressing about being balanced. So de-stress yourself.
PS. keep an eye out in the next 2 months for the exact workout and nutrition plan I used from the start to get more balanced in my life...it works..it's working for others too! Their success is happening as we speak. #stresslessFatLoss