I’ve thought my whole life about what it takes to stay healthy and slim naturally and without stress.
Do you think if you just had more time or more money for personal trainers and chefs, you would be slim? If this was true then no celebrity’s weight would ever roller coaster.
Losing weight is easy. Really. Everyone knows someone who “lost weight and looked great”. Keeping it off is what counts. Five years after dieting, 83% of dieters will weigh more than when they started. This despite $20 billion spent annually on weight loss in the U.S. alone.
There’s got to be a better way to stay healthy, slim and active.
I’m a mom and worker. Like you, sometimes my life gets hectic and it’s tough to look after health basics like fresh food and regular activity. But staying healthy is simpler than it seems, and over the years I’ve found a number of simple habits that work. Friends, family and even strangers have shared their tips. I’m compiling them along with experts’ research here at YOU next year.
YOU next year is about putting simple, healthy habits into our lives. They’re not a lot of effort and they seem insignificant but over the course of a year wondrous changes happen. Little things add up.
You may be wondering why this photo and whatever does it have to do with health and weight? It was a pure moment with dear friends. –That’s me on the right. I look the same now, except older :) Holding happy moments close is the invisible side of health. Sometimes we get caught up in health numbers like calories and goal weights as if they could ever define us, and we forget that our spirits and bodies are one. Paying attention to our bodies and to what makes us happy go hand in hand to safeguard our health. Healthy weight isn’t the goal. It’s the result.
This time next year you will be healthier, fitter, slimmer and happier. You will be where you want to be.
This time next year, the YOU next year blog will be where I want it to be. Steady steps add up.
Let’s do it.