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Healthy Lifestyle

Once I thought I needed to a “six-pack abs” to look and feel healthy until I started on my own journey! Having a healthy lifestyle is about feeling healthy, being energized and living life.

One thing I’ve come to learn is that if I want a six-pack of abs I have to work for it #duh. However, I am going to continue enjoying my treats because having a healthy lifestyle for me is about living life, enjoying treats and feeling my best. 

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I mean it’s true, abs are made in the kitchen. I’ve told you already about my 80/20 balance and that balance sure as heck isn’t gonna get me a six-pack, but it totally suits my lifestyle for right now.

GETTING ABS EATING A BALANCED DIET 

A healthy diet is a huge factor when it comes to achieving abs.

There was a time where I’d go to the gym for about 2 hours a day. I worked out my core every day, along with other exercises and cardio… but I never saw any results in my core.

WHY? Because before I learned the 80/20 balance, my nutrition was more of 20/80 {20% good, 80% NOT so good}. That was back in my university days. Not to mention that I went to the gym more so to socialize… oops. Yes, socialize.

When I learned that fuelling my body with the right foods to give me energy, foods that would help burn fat, I started to see the changes I was looking for. But, it took online research and finding a home program that worked for me. Lesson learned, “diet” {I hate that word} plays a huge role. 

A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE DIET

A healthy balanced diet is one that consists of vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats.

I figured out everything I know about nutrition through an online community of individuals all working towards similar health and wellness goals. I was tired of working so hard and not seeing any results on my own.

When I turned to this online community, that’s where things changed for me. I found something that worked at home. Something that didn’t cost me an arm or leg and a program that GAVE me RESULTS and flexibility when it came to my nutrition.

At first, when I saw the nutrition program, I thought to myself, how do I do this on my own? How do I figure out what to eat? How do I make this work?

EASY, the online community helped me in every way, I had my own nutritionist right in front of me, available online, whenever I needed her. She has changed my relationship with food and has gotten me into the best shape, while still following my 80/20 balance.

Since I started this journey back in 2015, I haven’t looked back. Home workouts and nutrition have had such a positive impact on my healthy lifestyle.

I am so thankful these programs came into my life just when I needed them. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge on nutrition, what it means to FUEL my body and I am so thankful I can still have my treats.

Again, if I wanted six-pack abs, I could… but, this balance is working just fine. I am happy, healthy and feeling the best I have ever felt in YEARS!!

PS. Dark Chocolate covered Mangos are AMAZING!

If you wanna join me on my healthy lifestyle journey, I’d love to share more details.

This information is not to be taken as medical, nutritional, certified or professional advice. This information provided here is what works for Heather Barrett.

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