Getting healthy… What’s stopping you?
Can I tell you something?
I’ve learned (mostly the hard way) that there is something that most people have in common when they are sick of feeling like crap and want to improve their health and wellness and start feeling awesome, energetic and alive again…Here it is: Most of us already know what we need to be doing to improve our health!
There is a lot of information (and mis-information) when it comes to the foods we eat. Just look at the variety of books in the ‘diet’ or ‘health’ section of your local bookstore (if you still have one – they a closing down at an alarming rate) or even on amazon. But when it comes down to it, we still know the basic things we should be doing to improve our health.
In fact, when I ask people “What are three things you think you could be doing, to improve your health?” I get similar answers each time:
- Be more active
- Stop eating _______ or stop drinking ________ (or stop smoking!)
- Eat more vegetables.
We intuitively know what it takes to get the job done. But when it comes to following through? That’s where the wheels come off. I know!! I have done it, too. I spent years trying every program, every diet, every bloody thing and then caving in to cravings! I still do it. I might be a health coach, but I’m still human! I eat chips, I drink wine, and sometimes I don’t eat as well as I know I can.
For the next week, I’d like you to think about the obstacles that are stopping you from living your healthiest life. Think about it, journal about it, reflect on it.
What are the road blocks that are standing in your way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems like too much work after a crazy long day, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high. Maybe it goes deeper and on some level you aren’t sure if you really deserve to feel amazing (I’m pretty sure this played a HUGE part in why it took me so long to make the changes I eventually made).
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) for the next week is to simply think, reflect, and journal on these ‘blocks’. Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!
I would love to hear your comments below. Tell me what is stopping you! Let’s work it out together!
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