Want a healthy and sustainable lifestyle to be simple?

Want a healthy and sustainable lifestyle to be simple?

I’m owning the fact that this is a naive and simplistic thought:

I don’t know why everybody wouldn’t want
healthy and sustainable lifestyle to be simple.  

By simple, I don’t mean the extreme and intense programs you see plastered on social media and gossiped about with your friends.  It’s not about…

  • living in a constant state of being sore, hungry and exhausted.
  • crushing 800 calories in a daily spin class for the rest of your life.
  • signing up for a marathon because “running daily is the only thing that I found works for me.”
  • snacking on some magical, recently discovered fruit from Guyana (seriously, it’s a thing).
  • changing your diet every time the jet-stream shifts.
  • swearing off alcohol for the rest of your life (but a drastic cut back is wise).

Today’s complicated version of living fit is a far cry from the healthy and sustainable days of old. It’s what we call the Avenu in30 Lifestyle: 

  1. Sleep 7+ hrs regularly.
  2. Fill 1/2 your plate with veggies.
  3. Move for 30 minutes on most days.

 

You know there’s a big difference between “I don’t believe it’s true” and “I don’t want it to be true.”

 

If you don’t believe it’s true:

  • Sometimes you just need more information, more evidence, or a difficult question answered. There’s something you need to read, see, or a story you need to hear.
  • I get that, so I’m encouraging you to email me your questions
If you don’t want it to be true: 
  • Usually you feel this way about the Avenu in30 Lifestyle because it’s so simple there’s no complicated system to blame if you don’t succeed.
  • I get that also, so read on:
People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof, but on the basis on what they find attractive.
It’s attractive to…
  • crush yourself every workout.
  • punish…I mean willpower your way through a 12-day juice detox.
  • over-caffeinate your day when 5.5 hours of sleep is the norm.
It’s not that attractive (aka: not cool to post on social media or brag about when drinking with your buddies) to…
  • train with tomorrow in mind.
  • focus on getting 7+ hours of sleep most nights.
  • eat like an adult who’s kids are watching and repeating your habits.
  • follow the same simple and proven Avenu in30 Lifestyle plan for 6 months consistently to finally put to rest the lack of extremes you have to go through to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

 

I know it’s a naive to question why everybody wouldn’t want to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle in the simplest way possible.

 

All I can do is to continue poking the bear with this repetitive, non-glamours message: Consistency is foundational

  1. Sleep 7+ hrs regularly.
  2. Fill 1/2 your plate with veggies.
  3. Move for 30 minutes on most days.
  • Bonus: A drastic cut back on alcohol does your waistline, your heart and your health good.
Brent Gallagher


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