There is always a defining moment. These moments that shape us have a significant impact on our development and our choices. These moments are going to be unique and different for anyone. But for a lot of people, the general basis of those moments will be echoed in other lives. The moment I want to discuss is that moment when you realised that it was time to do something about your health. It may have happened when you were looking in the mirror ashamed by what looked back. At the doctors receiving the news that if you didn’t make a change, medication was the next step. Standing on the scale, wondering how things got so out of hand. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as the thought entered your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return… You then wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to change your lifestyle. Sounds simple right? So why haven’t you done it before? Most people resist changing their lifestyle for two reasons. 1. Change is scary. Change is intimidating because we don’t know what lies ahead but the most consistent thing in life is change. You must learn to accept the inevitability of change, channel it and make the change in your life purposeful and positive. 2. Lifestyle misconception. When you hear the term ‘healthy lifestyle’ what comes to mind? A health nut with celery sticks in one hand and a dumbbell in the other? People tend to believe that this lifestyle change will be an extreme and unpleasant experience and that’s not true. Improving your lifestyle does not mean swearing off sugar and carbs or living in the gym. You still have the freedom to decide when you exercise and what treats you add into the mix. After all the key to a sustainable healthy lifestyle is moderation. Making the Change It’s time to embrace simple, small changes. To begin look at what you eat, how much, when and how often. I’m not saying you should eat a perfect diet every day of the week, but you should, however, make more healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones. The next step is to look at what you do. Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle and getting your body moving with calorie-burning activities is a wonderful way to intensify your fat loss results. Hiking, biking, swimming, surfing, jogging, brisk walking – any activity that requires you to move your body for a decent duration of time. Not quite ready to make the change alone? Give one of our weight loss experts a call today to talk about putting a plan into action 0418543827.