Can I tell you something?
There’s something that I didn’t fully realize when I first started working one-on-one with people who wanted to make their health and wellness a priority. Yes, they all wanted to get back into a better shape and ‘headspace’ about their eating habits.
They were all sick of feeling less than amazing and were soooo confused about who to listen to for advice.
But this is what I found: Most of us already know what we need to be doing to improve our health!
Yep, there’s 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. Or on Amazon. And OMG how many self proclaimed gurus are out there who say that ‘their way is the only way’?! They get so cranky when you put to them that we are all unique and may not necessarily thrive following their rigid recommendations.
And in the end, when it actually comes down to it, I don’t think we need those books or gurus that are promoting the one single rigid philosophy.
Why? Because we all know the basic things we should be doing to improve our health anyway.
In fact, when I ask my clients “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 __xxx__or stop drinking ___xxx_____ (or stop smoking!)
- Eat more vegetables fruit and whole foods, less dairy and meat.
We intuitively know HOW to get into a better shape and make ourselves well.
But when it comes to following through? That’s where we fall apart.
I’ve done it too. And sometimes I still do it. I might be a health and weight loss coach, but I’m still human! Sometimes I might eat a cake, or have some wine, and sometimes I don’t eat as well as I know I can. But by now, I’m able to switch back to looking after myself properly. These small indulgences are fun, but at the next meal I am drinking and eating foods that support me.
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 obstacles are standing in YOUR way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems too time-consuming, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high [which is not right, by the way. I mean, how much does a meal of stir fried broccoli cost with some black beans and brown rice, topped with tahini and a few cashews?].
After thinking it through, perhaps you will discover that you aren’t sure if you really deserve to feel amazing. That would be the saddest scenario……
For the next week simply think, reflect, and journal on these obstacles. Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!
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I’ll see you on the inside.
Yours in health and skinny jeans,
Vegan Wellness Coach