Top tip to lose weight!

Read on to see what our certified Fitness and Pilates Reformer instructor, Ericka Calcagno, has to say about changing habits that will lead to lifelong results! #GuestBlogger

Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to do something.

Synonym: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, aspiration, design, purpose, object, plan

So, we’re finally into 2019. The holidays are over, we’ve rung in the New Year and, of course, made resolutions that we hope to keep. The most common resolutions of the new year are to exercise, eat better, and lose weight. Unfortunately, research shows 90% of resolutions fail by mid January, beginning of February. 
 
You are your habits – what you do repeatedly, day in and day out.  And sometimes, you are creating suffering for yourself through your habits. Negative patterns that you do over and over again can actually stand in the way of your happiness.  
 
We’ve all had bad habits that we’ve tried to break and failed. And good habits we’ve tried to acquire and dropped.
 
You have to be READY…
 
Ready to want to make the necessary changes that will get you where you want to be. You need to identify your routine and make a plan… a lifestyle change!
 
It is possible to begin new habits that create happiness and health. If you find yourself engaged in unhealthy habits you can learn how to overcome those habits and replace them with healthy habits. 
 
Cardinal Rule: Don’t think BIG!! Go SMALL!!
 
Set goals, but aim small.  Starting with small goals is easier, and easier makes it’s more doable when you’re just getting started. Once you reach the first goal you can move on to the next. The small successes you experience will be the motivation to keep going.  And before you know it, you’ve made healthy lifestyle changes that have become your new habits.

 A Helpful Tool in Your Arsenal:

One way to move on from unhealthy habits is to make conscious decisions, each day, to take care of yourself by exercising and eating properly.   Balanced Habits is a way to do just that – it’s a way to wake-up and stop sleeping-walking through your life.  It’s a way to create healthy habits that are about paying attention to the food you consume and how you treat your body.

There really is no bad food – just bad proportions. The key is eating correctly to fuel your body and lifestyle.

No more just grabbing what is easy.  No more engaging in the same weight-loss programs and fad dieting that doesn’t work. Balanced Habits will give you a roadmap to success. Will give you support. Will help you move past the habits that have stood in the way of your weight-loss and healthy-living success. 

This isn’t something that you go at alone.  Balanced Habits coaches (I’m one of them!) provide support and accountability to help you stay on the path of making conscious, healthy choices.

There’s no better time to start making healthy choices than right now!  The power to make healthy lifestyle changes is in your hands.

Be an action-taker.  

Start making conscious, healthy choices.

Start truly paying attention to what you eat and how often you exercise.

And, if you need help, Balanced Habits can put you on the right path.