17 Habits to a Healthier Life


If you’re like me you’ve probably had many ups and downs with your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  Do you feel like your life revolves around chasing kids or a big promotion and you’re progressively losing your identity?  It could be you’re stressed out and constantly snapping at your loved ones.  It could be you went to your doctor and she’s told you you’ve gained 30 pounds in 2 years.  How did that happen?  Have you forgotten about yourself?  I’ve learned the hard way that taking care of yourself is priority.

MY Story

This happened to me after I suffered a nervous breakdown when my first child was about four months old.  I was trying to do too much at once plus I had postpartum depression on top of my type A personality.  I wanted everything perfect both at home and work and I took it very seriously when it wasn’t. I can still remember my doctor telling my husband and I he wanted to admit me to the hospital.  I begged him to just let me work it out on my own so I could continue working and take care of my family.  But that was precisely my problem – I cared too much about everything and everyone else and not enough about myself.  Since then I’ve come a long way.  Even though I still struggle with depression and anxiety (have since I was a teenager), I’ve learned the nuances of my mind/body and the daily habits that can help me or possibly make things worse.  It’s taken me about 10 years to learn this but better late than never, right?

There’s no time like Now to make positive changes to your eating, drinking and exercise habits

Sign up for the 17 Habits to a Healthier Life journey - it's free!

That’s why I’ve developed 17 Habits to a Healthier Life.  It’s as simple as eliminating a bad habit or adding a good habit every three weeks for a year (3 weeks X 17 = 51 weeks).  I’ll tell you exactly what to do every step of the way.  Plus, it’s FREE.  Who doesn’t like free?  Your job will be to hold yourself accountable to follow the plan without cheating.  This IS the hardest part but it does get easier over time.  I promise I will NOT ask you to run a marathon or completely cut out your favorite foods.  Everything in moderation, but only if you can handle moderation!  I want you to openly recognize your weaknesses and know when you can’t do moderation (because somehow that piece of cake turns into a whole cake in one sitting – sugar is my weakness)!

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A year, seriously?

Trust me when I tell you TIME IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS in this plan.  We develop many bad habits over our lifetime especially involving what we do or don’t do for our physical being.  These physical habits greatly impact our mental and emotional capacity and thus our whole life balance.  It’s hard to change habits overnight.  They say it takes 21 days to make a habit and the same amount of time to break it.  Why not drop your bad habits and add more good ones one habit at a time.  Psychologically, you won’t feel as restricted and you give your body some time to adjust to the changes without having a mental breakdown.  We’ve all been there!

WHO CAN BENEFIT from this program?

  • People dealing with mood issues (like me)
  • People lacking energy and motivation (was me)
  • People trying to lose weight (was me after my pregnancies)
  • Emotional eaters (was me)
  • People who are consistently stressed out (been there a time or two)
  • Chronic dieters who have yo-yo dieted and now weigh more than they ever have
  • People who have undiagnosed digestive issues (was me)
  • People addicted to food (sugar for me)

How does this work?

Just sign up for my 17 Habits to a Healthier Life newsletter and you’ll receive an e-mail detailing the first habit we’ll be working on.  You’ll then receive an e-mail every three weeks to reveal the next 16 habits.  We can support each other along the way but it would be ideal for you to invite an accountability partner or someone who can follow the program with you.  You’ll then be able hold each other accountable when weak moments happen (and they WILL happen).

Be prepared for THE unintended consequences

I don’t want you to go on this journey just to lose weight.  Yes, you will lose weight and/or see changes to your body if you follow the plan.  However, I want you to approach this with the desire to change your lifestyle.  At the end of the 51 weeks you should not only look different but FEEL different.  Do you often feel tired, depressed, anxious, lethargic, stressed out or down about yourself?  All of these things should go away by the end of the year and probably sooner.  You’ll be healthier and happier.  In the end you’ll find you have more control over your life and will succeed with any endeavors you take on.  Good luck and let me know how you’re doing by responding to my e-mails or commenting on my website.

About Kaz

I'm a career Mom who loves to help people improve their finances and health, my two passions. I'm also an avid runner and reader. CPA and MBA

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