How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy

Lowering Carbs

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.  Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

He and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In July, Chris and I decided to focus on keeping our carbohydrate intake low. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy: Sleep & Fats

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This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.  Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In June, my goal was to keep the fat count down while I was limiting calories to 1200 a day.  Chris had unsuccessfully tried to get enough sleep last month, so he decided to try getting to bed earlier at night to see if that would help. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy: Sleep & Fats”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy

Counting Calories and Getting Enough Sleep

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In May, my goal was to count calories (for the first time ever!) and keep them down to 1200 a day.  Chris was so exhausted from insomnia and hard work that he decided to try to get enough sleep each night. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy”

How Your Friends Make It Easy To Be Healthy

Cutting Down on Wine and Sweets

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In April, my goal was to cut down wine and sweets to every other day.  Chris couldn’t think of a new goal, so he decided to maintain the progress he had already made on his healthy lifestyle. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy To Be Healthy”

How Your Friends Make It Easy To Be Healthy

The Gym, Chips, Wine & Sweets

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

In March, my goal was to go to the gym two or three times a week and cut out all sweets and wine for a few weeks.  Chris’ goal was to cut down on chips again because he had been eating the corn chips when going out to the Mexican restaurants he loves. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy To Be Healthy”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy

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A Personal Trainer, Boxing Classes and Cutting Carbs

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

In February, my goal was to meet with a personal trainer.  Chris’ goal was to cut down on carbs and to take boxing classes. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy: Share & Tell

A Targeted Exercise Program and Lean Protein

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

Chris and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

In January, my goal was to meet with a personal trainer to create a targeted exercise program.  Chris’ goal was to add more lean protein to his diet. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy: Share & Tell”

How Your Friends Make It Easy To Stick With Your Goals

Fruits & Vegetables, Wines & Beers

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Salad at a Parisian restaurant

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a new goal each month is an effective way to improve your health.

In December, my goal was to make half of each plate fruits and vegetables.  Chris’ goal was to enjoy trying the wines and beers of his European tour.  😉 Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy To Stick With Your Goals”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Fit and Trim

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Click here to find out what nutritional advantage you get from each color of fruit and vegetable.

Five-a-Day & Cutting Down Serving Sizes

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

Since it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, making a new goal each month is an effective way to improve your health.

In November, my goal was to eat more than five fruits and vegetables a day.  Chris’ goal was to cut down on his serving sizes because he felt like he was eating too much. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Fit and Trim”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy: Boot Camp & More

Five-a-Day, Water Instead of Pop, and Don’t Slip Back

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Time for fruits and vegetables

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.

September was a whirlwind of activity, as we prepared for the premiere of Loserville the Film.  Chris was involved in promotion of the movie that he starred in, and we booked our trips and packed for Hollywood to attend the premiere on September 29th.  Also, at the beginning of the Month, my husband and I traveled to his niece’s wedding.   Chris and I kept to our previous goals, but did not make new goals until October. 

In October, my new goal was to eat five fruits and vegetables a day.  Chris’ goal was to reinforce all of his previous goals because he was slipping back on various things, such as drinking pop and eating burgers and greasy foods.  So he added the goal of drinking water instead of pop. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to be Healthy: Boot Camp & More”