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4 Simple Ways To Improve Your Health and Lifestyle (As Seen on Fox 5 New York)

When it comes to managing your health and lifestyle, simple solutions are the best. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on Good Day Street Talk to discuss four easy ways to improve on your current healthy habits.

For maintaining your personal health and wellness, there are four main areas you should focus on improving: your workouts, your diet, your self talk, and your sleep.

You’ve probably heard the buzzword self-care and these four pieces of your daily routine are the basis for good self-care. It’s more than bath bombs and face masks, it’s how you take care of your physical and mental health every single day.

Move Like You Love Yourself

Looking to improve your workouts? I tell my own private weight loss clients all the time: change it up!

What I’m suggesting can be as simple as putting in your headphones and changing the music you usually listen to while you workout. So if you listen to heavy rock music, try out some relaxing classical music. If you are a podcast listener, maybe switch it up to pop music to really get your heart rate going!

Other examples of ways you can freshen things up: Add cardio bursts, do all your exercises in a different order than normal, or try a completely new-to-you workout like dance class instead of spin!

Eat Like You Love Yourself

You don’t have to go all gung-ho and try to learn a whole new crazy diet. This is a little trick  I incorporate into all my weight loss programs for women! I challenge you to add one extra serving of vegetables or one serving of a healthy fat (hello avocado!) into your diet every day. Much more simple, right? Now is the time to try out some of those new veggies you’ve been eyeing in the produce section, or just stick to the ones you know you already love like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, etc.

Want more guidance in the kitchen? Take the guesswork out of meal prep with my Recipe Book!

Speak Like You Love Yourself

The way we talk to ourselves is really important especially as women with weight loss goals. If you’re constantly talking down to yourself or mentally beating yourself up cause you missed a workout or aren’t where you want to be yet or because you ate that cookie—you aren’t operating in the healthiest mental state.

What I recommend is keeping a journal and tracking for at least one full day all the times you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts. At the end of the night review your list and turn those items into successes. Reprogram your thoughts to be kind to yourself and watch how your life transforms in all the most joyous ways!

I’m a huge promoter of changing your mind to change your life. If you’re interested in learning more about this check out my Confidence Workbook for 30 daily mental exercises and videos.

Catch Those ZZZs

We all know that sleep is important, but we often don’t prioritize it. As a private weight loss coach I am constantly researching new ways to help my clients get better quality sleep.

My simple tip for improving your sleep is to create a nighttime ritual that you love. If you’re into scents, it could be lighting a lavender candle or using an essential oil diffuser. If candles aren’t your thing, maybe a fancy lotion or even a pair of warm, fuzzy socks. Anything that gets your senses involved will help. And it should be something that you can easily do—and will look forward to—every single night!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

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Health Hacks To Keep You On Track (As Seen on Fox Chicago)

Health and Fitness Expert and Private Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour has your back this holiday season with a few hacks to keep your weight loss goals on track! Enjoy the holidays while not going overboard with these great maintenance tips.

Get through New Years feeling confident with these helpful tricks that I’ve come up with from my years of experience working as a private weight loss coach.

Get Your Party On!

This time of year is all about celebrating, so stay in party mode with your goals as well.

Break down your main goal into several mini goals, and set a little celebration for yourself every time you complete one of your mini goals. Repeat the same celebration every time you reach a goal!

Ex: If my mini goal is to only enjoy one cocktail at my work holiday party, I start the day with that intention in mind. I go to the party, savor that single cocktail and then celebrate my success by putting on a favorite song and dancing it out!

Say No with Confidence!

It can be so difficult to turn your friends down for a rowdy night out, or another slice of your mom’s homemade dessert.

Not everyone will understand your weight loss journey, and they may urge you to fill up your plate more or try to convince you that “one bite won’t kill you”,  etc.

It’s up to you to stay strong and keep your focus set, but I believe in you! I always incorporate some kind of confidence training in my weight loss programs for women because it is truly important!

  1. Figure out phrases you’re comfortable using and rehearse them.
    Ex: “I have a sensitive stomach.” Or “I’m trying to cut back on ___, so I’m good, thank you!”
  2. Worried about people trying to push you to refill that empty wine glass? Excuse yourself, go into the bathroom and fill up your glass with water. They can’t refill your glass if it isn’t even empty!
  3. Refill your dessert plate with desserts you don’t like. If you don’t like it, you won’t overeat it– foolproof!

Feed Your Goals with that Holiday Energy 

Take advantage of all the happiness around the holidays to create new health goals for the next year. Coming from a mindset of abundance is a sure way to set yourself up for success.

  • Before you do something fun, set aside just five minutes
  • Close your eyes
  • Think of one thing that would make your life better

By thinking of ways to improve your life when you’re already in a good mood, you train your brain to see health goals as a positive.

It’s a joy to eat more leafy greens, to move your body, to love yourself, life is good!

See you next year!
Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com