We all have bad habits. It’s those bad habits that tend to make us feel weak, annoyed and we usually battle with the side of our head that controls our willpower!

You know what I mean – the good vs bad fairies that battle with you!

Guess what….it’s time to change your bad habits!

You know the ones I am talking about…having half a block of chocolate after dinner, eating a pack of Tim Tams when you have had a bad day, knocking back a bottle of wine to ‘relax’ after a hard day.

These habits need to go. If they don’t, you are NOT going to achieve the body you want, or the body you deserve.



Here are my top 20 habits that will help you make lasting changes and help you achieve the results YOU want:

  1. Eat more vegetables.
  2. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day. 3 litres is even better.
  3. Make sure you eat protein for breakfast.
  4. Get enough sleep.
  5. Take deep breathes regularly throughout the day.
  6. Focus on building a healthy and strong digestive system.
  7. Start each day with 3 things you are grateful for in your life. Try and think of different ones each day.
  8. Get out and walk every day.
  9. Exercise daily.
  10. Get some fresh air and sunshine each day.
  11. Laugh out loud every day.
  12. Read something – something different – a book, a magazine?
  13. Have a cheat meal once a week. Enjoy it!
  14. Challenge yourself to learn something new.
  15. Spend time with your friends – set aside some time once a month and have a girls night, or invite friends around – chat, laugh and have some fun!
  16. Do something kind for someone else.
  17. Look at your goals everyday, tweak them weekly if you need to.
  18. Do something for YOU. Something YOU enjoy.
  19. Celebrate your successes.
  20. Step outside of your comfort.

Why not print out the list, highlight the top 5 YOU want to work on. Once you have achieved those 5, try another 5!

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  • Great points !


    • The only one I’m not the best at is sleeping :(

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  • Just printed this off, thanks for sharing!

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  • Its so hard for me to eat right and excersise. I have a family of boys with a father that wont eat vegies and so kids follow dad. And dad doesnt like going out so we dont really leave the house but im gonna give this a shot. Im sick of lookin in the mirror and hate the person looking back at me


    • Aw, that must be hard when your husband and boys don’t wanna eat veggies and your hub doesn’t want to go out ! It doesn’t sound right that when you look in the mirror you get sick of your own image looking back to you !! Maybe you can go out yourself ? Develop friendships, improve your own eating habits (eventhough your family doesn’t want to join), go to the hair dressers, get your nails done if you like, buy a piece of new clothing and do some gentle exercise !

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  • I will need to do the list 5 steps at a time. I was exhausted just reading the top 20 tips. I really need to find a health and fitness plan I can stick to tho, not just another fad

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  • Thanks for the share

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  • Not so much about achieving the body you want, but the health & happiness you want :)

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  • That’s interesting! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • great tips will be trying to follow a lot of these ones :)

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  • love these not only will it improve your bodies health, but mental health as well

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  • I like the list now I just need another article on how to achieve the list!

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  • I like point 11 laugh out loud every day!

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  • I think I need to print this list out and try very hard to follow it!

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  • kool great

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  • Love these, and the fact they are simple and short! Great ways to help get a start on the right path!

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  • I have a lot of weight to lose and in theory, I know everything I need to do….it’s those bad, 3pm cravings that get me every damn time!!!

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