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It’s not the days that pass that make us old, it’s the notion that you have to act a certain way and stop doing the things you did as a child. 

Ride a bike, climb a tree, watch TV laying on the floor, make living and having fun your priority above working. Work is a necessary part of life however far too many place a level of importance on their jobs/careers that having fun, time with family and friends, self care, etc take a back seat.

From the ages of birth thru 4 we develop the basics, then we spend the next 16 to 20 years going to school to prepare for our adult life. Upon completion we work the next 40 or so years to prepare for our retirement. The goal is to have enough money to live the rest of your life financially comfortable and enjoy the “golden years”. 

The problem is due to sitting at a desk, sitting in a car, physically and mentally demanding work for 40 or more years, a lack of exercise combined with a poor diet, far too many develop health issues by this point in their lives and never get the opportunity to enjoy those years.

So yes you have to go to school and work and you have to do your best to ensure financial security, you also need to do the work to ensure that you will live to enjoy all you’re working for. What’s the best way to achieve this goal? Play

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Step 1

Step 1, start. Doesn’t matter how you start, just start. If weight loss is the goal and you don’t know how to lose weight starting may be reaching out to a trainer or a nutritionalist, it can also be as simple as a 10 minute walk after dinner, or skipping the sugary coffee drink you pick up on the way to work. 

The important thing is to do something, and keep in mind, the easier the first step is, the easier it will be to stick with and build upon. If you decide your first step is an hour of cardio followed by weight lifting and a 900 calorie diet I can pretty much assure you will fail.

Start with small easy steps, but START…

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Behavior Change for Health

In order to achieve long term success in your health and fitness you need to address the thought process that brought you to your current state of being. Trying to start a new diet plan and exercise program without addressing and correcting negative thoughts and behaviors will inevitably lead to failure; to have good physical health you need to have good mental health. All 3 areas are important to address, however your thoughts drive the entire experience and must be in order to lead you on the path to success.

The behavioral change process is based on self reflection through guided sessions where we find healthier thoughts to replace less than healthy thoughts which usually lead to less than healthy actions and a less than healthy life. You cannot control the thoughts that enter you mind but you can control your reactions to them and replace them with constructive helpful thoughts to move you onto a productive, healthy life.