An apple a day keeps the doctor away," right? Well, maybe it isn't that simple, but becoming our healthiest self doesn't have to be overly complicated.
Granted, the multitude of options available for living a healthy life-style can be overwhelming at times...Should you go Paleo? Commit to an anti-fungal diet? Do cardio 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week? Or 6 days a week? Or maybe join a spinning class? Before you know it, it seems easier to do nothing rather than take a chance on making the wrong choice.
Start where you are. Don't lament the fact that you're not where you want to be yet. Make a point to do something. When that change becomes easier, add another. Steps in the right direction, however small, are better than no steps at all.
Focus on additions, rather than subtractions. Instead of thinking about what you're giving up - free time on the couch, your favorite soda, or Friday night pizza binge - think, instead, about what you're gaining. Focus on adding an extra glass or two of water, an additional serving of vegetables, or a few more minutes of exercise each day. Challenge your self to keep making positive additions, with the understanding that these types of additions add value to your well-being and quality to your life!
Make it a family affair. Get the whole family involved. Set weekly goals for water consumption or trying new fruits/veggies and make it a competition. Get outside and exercise together. There are lots of fun activities that double as exercise.
Of course, these simple ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, but they should provide some inspiration for making every choice count!