Anyone who’s made a ‘lifestyle change’ can relate to this image!!!
Honestly what makes me clench my teeth at those that say ‘why are you on a diet!?’ –I’m the first to say I hate the ‘diet’ word because it’s become associated with quick fix ‘solutions’.
When it should be looked at as ‘your diet’ not ‘a diet’.
Those quick fixes are NOT REALISTIC. I tell those who I speak with that you need to make a realistic lifestyle change to see results and KEEP results!!
So when you are thinking of a quick fix ‘diet’ they call it ie. Grapefruit diet — cabbage diet– etc. ask yourself ARE YOU going to eat that everyday for the rest of your life!
If the answer is NO …don’t even start it!!
If you can see yourself eating a healthy balanced diet of appropriate potions of carbs, fruit, veggies, healthy fat, protein….DING DING -THEN that is a healthy lifestyle change you can continuously consciously maintain. YES. It can seem frustrating and challenging BUT as it becomes more routine your taste buds change, you appreciate food, you enjoy new things. PLUS it’s when you restrict yourself ridiculously with those ‘quick fixes’ that you than really struggle and ‘give in and fail’.
PS. With a “lifestyle change” you still can eat the treats you like…you just learn to appreciate it and not eat in moderation!!
I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!