What is your goal?
What do you want your health to be?
Your state of health today is the result of decisions you made over the period of days, weeks, months and years preceding today.
Even this morning, you made choices about breakfast (or not), whether or not a donut was a good idea, or if you should reach for something healthier.
Coffee, tea, milk, or Coke (?!!) for breakfast – whether you stopped to ponder it, or went by default to your usual morning beverage; it was because of a decision you made, probably some time ago, about what was important to you.
You can start to make changes today – start by choosing one thing that’s important to you, and work back from there. If you want to weigh less than you do now (reduce body fat), you need to start to make changes to the way you eat and the amount of physical activity (exercise) that are a part of your daily life.
Sleep, fitness, changes to your body fat, high cholesterol, high blood pressure- even your overall demeanor and the way you feel every day – all of these can be impacted by the foods you eat and the activity of exercise you get.
You can’t change the choices you’ve made in the past, but you can change the things you do today. Yesterday is gone, and you’re on the way to tomorrow, but it’s not here yet – you do have today though! The health choices you make today will start to affect you today and have ripples into your tomorrows – you just need to start.
Choose one thing, and start from there; you might be surprised at how the changes can ripple through your life from one area to another.
You can start anywhere – but if you’re not sure where, start with a healthy breakfast of healthy whole foods. Skip anything processed, and go for something that doesn’t come in a box or package.
Skip the poptarts, bacon, sugary pastries and other packaged or processed itmes, and go for real food instead. If you’re in a hurry, use a blender (or better yet – a Vitamix) and make yourself a smoothie. This is a quick way to get some good, healthy whole food even if you’re pressed for time.
Need healthy breakfast ideas or have questions or comments about anything in this post? Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!