Create Habits You Can Rely On

Have you ever told yourself, “I’ll lose weight after my daughter gets married,” or “I’ll start exercising once this stressful project at work is over!”? Life is busy, and it is HARD to make your health a priority sometimes!person with a phone

However, there are a lot of downsides to procrastinating a workout for days…or months. Soon it catches up to you and your metabolism slows wayyyy down. You find yourself feeling sluggish, heavy, and sad. Exercise releases endorphins, and when you don’t get them from a workout, your body craves them from other places. Like chocolate. That chocolate makes it even harder to work out, and it becomes a messy cycle, you see?girl laying on a bed

Personally, I am an excellent pusher-backer of healthy habits. A morning workout? After being up all night with a fussy newborn? No thanks! And it’s much easier to ask my husband to grab fast food on his way home instead of finding time to meal plan and make a dinner with some nutrition.

The thing is, I realized that when I put off taking care of my body until life gets easier, life only gets harder. It might take some planning, but I realized that by figuring out small ways to take care of myself throughout the day, I am a better mom, a more productive worker, a more understanding wife, and a happier person.

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It doesn’t take much. Sometimes it’s just making myself drink water throughout the day! The point is, life will always be busy. If you make healthy habits foundations of your day, things that you can rely on even when everything else gets crazy, your body will stay strong even during pressure.

If you’re tired of putting off your heath for another day, call me up! Any of us at Prolean Wellness are more than willing to help you start a routine that allows you to be your very best self.

Comparison: The Thief of Joy…and Results!

Have you ever entered a weight loss competition? Maybe an office-wide “Biggest Loser” challenge, or a friendly wager with your significant other? Perhaps your competitor doesn’t even know the rivalry exists! I’ll admit it—sometimes I push myself a little longer on the elliptical just to show up the person next to me.two men running

A lot of people think that competition is a great motivator, and one of those short-term contest might just give you short-lived weight loss. However, pushing yourself to surpass someone else in a pound-for-pound competition is never a good idea!feet on a bathroom scale

Your body is DIFFERENT than everyone else’s! That means that your weight loss will happen at a different rate in different amounts and in different areas! Trying to match someone else’s weight loss goals can be unrealistic and even discouraging. Your body is totally unique, so don’t try to mold it into something it’s not!woman holding measuring tape

The ideal plan is to try and become your best self. Figure out the body fat percentage at which you feel your healthiest and make that your goal. Work towards wearing your favorite pair of jeans again—it’s much more satisfying than fretting about your gym partner’s progress!woman on a mountain

Don’t Sweat It: Transforming Your Body Without Living in the Gym

When it comes to getting healthy, one of the most common (and frankly LAMEST) excuses that we get is, “I just don’t have time!” Apparently most people believe that in order to drop a few pounds and get in shape, you have to dedicate hours and dollars to the gym and a personal trainer.

Let me clarify that misconception real quick: YOU DON’T. Of course exercise is key, but what you put into your body is more important than how you burn it off, especially when you’re first starting a fitness routine.Read More »

The First Step Toward Change: What’s Your Why?

When you look at a flight of stairs, do you feel a lumpy dread hit your stomach? Do you pull out every piece of clothing you own each morning, just looking for something that fits and doesn’t make you feel chunky? Does your morning routine include handfuls of pills that only mask symptoms that plague you every day? Finally, does your doctor look over your charts with worry and plead with you to make changes?Read More »

The Secret Weapon to Weight Loss: Measuring the Right Way

As a society, we really like to measure things. We like to compare our own situations to the national average, our friends, or even imaginary ideals that are seriously impossible to reach. The weight loss industry capitalizes on this. Look around! They tell you to be within a certain weight range for your demographic. To lose it all because Marie Osmond could, or because the results on the Pinterest image are soooo impressive! That could be you–that ought to be you, right? No way.feet on a bathroom scale

Many different methods have been developed for measuring your overall fitness. One of them, the Body Mass Index (BMI), categorizes you as healthy, overweight, or obese based on your height-to-weight ratio. This index has been pretty widely accepted, but there’s a problem: it’s WRONG.Read More »

It’s Time for Fitness Trackers to Step Up

I recently worked as an intern in an office that was part of a large-scale corporation. At the end of my internship, corporate HR came around to our branch and gave out free health assessments to all of the employees on their insurance plan. After talking with the nurses, the head honchos determined that one of their greatest liabilities was—you guessed it—employee obesity.overweight legsRead More »