Your Challenge this Week:
To organize your recipes, menus, your pantry — set yourself up for a healthy style of life and success!
- Clean out your go-to menus that you order in from — choose the healthy sanctioned meal options so that you have a place to go and will be ready with appropriate choices when needed
- Clean out your pantry; refrigerator — take a good look at all of the packaged products in your kitchen. Get rid of the items that are not sanctioned for a healthy food plan. Create a list of staples that you need and want so that you are organized when it’s time to shop, organization is key in making healthy choices. When you have healthy options available it’s much easier to stick to the plan and your reward is the glow of good health!
- Plan a week’s worth of meals. (at least try to plan… it takes practice) Knowing what you know about yourself and your family, plan your breakfasts — figure out what you need, what are your go-to meals during the week? What will the kids eat and how can you include the family in your healthy living game? What are the regular items that you need from the grocery store every week? What do you need from the Farmer’s Market? How can you possibly make this process a little easier for yourself by including the family in the organization and production of family meals?
This is a LIFESTYLE GAME!
What we do everyday, the routines of our life is what makes up our ‘lifestyle’. It is our intention to help you (us) set up a new routine that will stop the insanity that is represented here — the Diet Cycle that most people have participated in at some point in their lives…. This Diet Cycle doesn’t produce the lasting result that we are looking for — it sets us up for failure, disappointment, and physical damage due to the yo-yo effect on our bodies. What we need is a lifestyle change that we can stick to for the duration. A style of living that will reinforce our healthy goals so we can get out of this damaging cycle.
Lifestyle is the typical way of life of an individual, how you choose to live. Your lifestyle generally reflects your individual attitudes and values; means of forging a sense of self that resonates with your personal identity. Your health depends a lot on your lifestyle choices. Maintaining physical health is crucial to your longevity. The more time you spend on hygiene, physical fitness, and diet regulation, the healthier lifestyle you have.
When you chose to participate in any kind of physical activity on a daily basis you will generally be healthier, providing you don’t over do it and you practice safe exercise techniques. Over exercising is just as damaging as not exercising — Guidelines for the Game. Balance in our food plans, exercise habits, sleep, lifestyle choices!
A healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyle will most likely to be transmitted across generations. According to the study done by Case et al. (2002), it discovered that when a 0-3 year old child has a mother who practices a healthy lifestyle, this child will be 27% more likely to become healthy and adopt the same lifestyle. Parents are the first teacher for every child. Everything that parents do will be very like to be transferred to their children through the learning process.