Healthy Wife…Happy Life: A Healthy Kind of Sexy

What do you think about when you think SEXY woman? Do you see a younger version of yourself? A magazine model you wish you looked like? Or do you think “we’ll I’m pretty sexy”? I hope its the latter but for most women we constantly analyze our bodies and pick apart every single bit until there is nothing left but negativity. Then try to feel up for bedroom time with the hubby, not!

So no matter where you’re starting in your health seeking journey, the end result can be a healthier and SEXIER you! Why not? Why not feel so good about yourself that you look forward to being in the buff!! I don’t have to tell you that your husband or significant other will be thrilled that you feel so good about yourself that you want to share that excitement. It’s a win-win.

No more stress about having to have sexy time; nope, you’ll look forward to it just as much as your GUY! So this sounds great right? How can you make it happen?

Here is the first time that I’m going to suggest you actually start on a new healthy routine TODAY. I’m not just going to suggest that you think about being healthy, remove negative thoughts and outside factors that are getting in your way, or make room financially for the important stuff. Nope, today I say “start today”. There is no time like the present to start your healthy eating and exercise. So will you automatically feel better, healthier, and sexier on day one? Well this might sound silly but yes, within a few days to a week you will already feel so much better about yourself. Then it’s day by day as you improve your health and YOU WILL FEEL PRETTIER, HAPPIER, SEXIER…just taking the steps will change your whole mindset and its your mindset and thoughts about yourself that matter – not other peoples’ opinions.

Because I don’t want you to delay another day, read these tips to get started now:

  1. Eat 5 balanced meals each day consisting of 40% carbs, 35% protein and 25% fat. Women should aim for 1500-1600 calories and men 2000-2100 calories per day.
  2. Drink a lot of water – way more than 8 glasses a day!
  3. Clean out the junk food and don’t buy more. When it’s time for a cheat meal, go out to eat and don’t bring any home with you. When you keep the junk away there is nothing to tempt you!
  4. Since I mentioned cheat meals, make sure they are just “MEALS” not “DAYS”. You can have 1-2 cheat meals each week. Make them special nights out so you look forward to them.
  5. Eliminate or significantly reduce alcohol consumption. Perhaps have a drink with your cheat meal but then back on the sober bandwagon!
  6. Exercise 5-6 days each week; 2-3 of those days should incorporate 30-45 minutes of strength and resistance training and all of the days should have some cardiovascular training for 30-45 minutes.
  7. Step on the scale just once a week and always the same day and time. I recommend Friday morning before you do any cheat meals over the weekend!

Check in often for tips, recipes, and motivation to keep you on your journey. Start TODAY and the SEXIER YOU is not far away at all!

Healthy Wife…Happy Life: Financial Priorities

There are so many excuses to not be healthy but they are just that – excuses! We hear everything from it’s too expensive to be healthy, to it’s too time consuming to be healthy, to it’s just too hard to be healthy. But ask yourself this, are you happy being unhealthy?

While it may seem that there is a mountain blocked by a rapids river blocked by “the wall” from Game of Thrones in front of your healthiness, there really doesn’t have to be. First things first, start removing the excuses. Let’s focus on the financial excuse. It can be expensive to eat right and workout if you don’t know what you’re doing, but with some easy tips you can trim your waistline and leave your wallet girth intact!

  1. The best way to eat right is to prepare the food yourself, don’t go out to restaurants and struggle to get the order healthy and then pay through the nose for it to be cooked for you! And definitely don’t go to a fast food restaurant to “just get a chicken sandwich and throw the bun away”. Yes, we really do hear that a lot! Go to the grocery store and buy fresh (or frozen) vegetables, fruits, and meats. Prepare them with low-fat techniques including baking, grilling, steaming, or chopping fresh with various herbs. One of my favorite things to have with my lean meats and grains is homemade salsa. Chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a few dashes of salt and cumin can add a tremendous amount of flavor to any meal. Cooking at home is gratifying when you see your family eating right, enjoying the food you prepared, and sitting down to eat together (yep, why not put down the technology and eat as a family — you’ll benefit in so many unexpected ways when you start eating right).homemade-salsa
  2. You don’t need the best fitness gear, fanciest gym membership, or expensive trainer. If you can afford these things, great, because they certainly won’t hurt and can help hold you accountable. As mobile trainers we remove the excuses for our clients by bringing the workout to them and helping with the accountability issue. But if you’re motivated and have a good friend or loved one who wants to do this with you then you can be each other’s accountability. And you don’t need a gym – get outside and exercise! Get some free-weights and exercise! Get some fitness DVD’s and exercise. You’re getting the point. Just start moving and find a buddy who wants to do it too. It doesn’t cost a penny to take a jog with your friend. Wait to see how good you feel after that first workout session!

Check out Justin Check’s article on Healthy Food Can be Cheaper than Fast Food for further details on saving money while being a better you!

When you start breaking down your excuses and tackling the real reason behind why you make the excuses, you’ll be one step closer the the HAPPIER, HEALTHIER version of YOU that you really deserve to be!

Stay tuned, next we’re working on bedroom YOU and how to finally feel good about yourself when the lights are on and the clothes are off. You DESERVE it so check back in for my next post soon!