Lifestyle Coach Insights: Redefining Natural Aging
“When you turn 40 your metabolism slows down, you gain weight, everything falls “south”, and you wake up with new aches and pains every day. It is all part of life. It is all part of the natural aging process.” Ok folks I call BULLSHIT on this! I am turning 50 in just a few short weeks and I am in better health/shape than I was in my twenties, I have more energy than a lot of people 1/2 my age, and the only aches and pains I find is when I sit on my butt and eat the wrong foods for my body.
How many people do you know who have all but given up on living the life they are entitled to experience? The conversation usually is all about their latest pain, or doctor’s appointment or new medication. They are typically not a joy to be around because this “aging process” has made them bitter- although they may not even recognize they are this way. Maybe this person is YOU?
Let me let you in on a secret that even your doctor may not be telling you- you are entitled to optimal health! It is for all ages, all genders, all ethnicity, and all bank accounts. The secret is NOT a magic pill nor an expensive gym membership. The secret is not dieting but fuelling the body. It is exercising smarter not harder. It is trading in your stress for happiness. There is no one-size-fits-all program that brings the same results for every person. We are unique, and our bodies are incredibly intuitive. If we just develop a listening relationship with our bodies, we will learn what we actually need for it to function on a healthy level.
If you are carrying extra fat on your body then it is reasonable to say that you may experience health issues ranging from indigestion to Type 2 diabetes to high blood pressure. Maybe you are already taking medication for one of these health issues. In most cases the proper diet and healthy lifestyle can help prevent these serious health concerns and even reverse them in some cases* If you had a choice to save the money you spend on prescriptions each month, and if you could wake up feeling better- would you not choose to do whatever it takes to make that happen? What would it feel like to walk up a flight of stairs without pain or getting winded?
*Always follow your doctor’s orders on medications and get regular check ups. Only your doctor can alter your prescription*
If you aren’t carrying a lot of extra weight, but have approached middle age and noticed you are getting “fluffy” around the middle, or don’t have the energy you used to- don’t throw in the towel! There are ways to increase your metabolism so your body is working with you, not against you. Little changes to your daily diet and exercise routine can help you stay fit and trim and feeling youthful!
There is so much information circulating that the average person is left in a state of utter confusion on where to begin, which diet to follow, and which magic supplement to take. It can be frustrating and defeating to say the least. As a Holistic Health Coach, as a woman approaching 50, as someone who has successfully lost over 70lbs and kept it off AND repaired and increased my metabolism- I’m telling you, if can be done. I cant pull the perfect diet and exercise program out of my file cabinet for you, because you are the only YOU. What works for me, may not work for you. What works for client A will not work for client B. However, what I CAN do is work with you to find the optimal nutrition and exercise plan that works best for YOU. We can work together to look at all aspects of your well being and I can help you make choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle overall. A healthy lifestyle is the ultimate goal. Weight loss, healthy digestion, more energy, better quality sleep, less aches and pains- those are all bi products of a healthy lifestyle.
It is up to you. We all have a choice. We are all entitled to optimal health. To what degree depends mostly on you (and some family history). You decide. Do you want to wake up each morning and say “Well shit. Here we go again.” Or would you rather wake up each day with a smile and say “Thank you!!!”
By Fitmo Coach Carol Keller
Do you look in the mirror and say “Who Am I?” Do you want to feel younger, confident, & have more energy? As a woman over 40, Carol understands the struggles that woman her age go through. Carol has been a diet and exercise coach for over 10 years and she wants you help you get YOUR sexy back & put that confidence back in your strut!