Can I tell you something? There’s something that I didn’t realize when I first started working one-on-one with people who want to make their health and wellness a priority, people who desire to lose 20 to 30 pounds, people who are sick of feeling less than amazing, and people who are confused about who to listen to for advice.
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. 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 my clients “What are three things you think you could be doing, to improve your health and lose weight?” I get similar answers each time:
- Be more active
- Stop eating processed foods or stop drinking 4 cups of coffee (or stop smoking!)
- Eat more vegetables.
For me, it was to stop drinking coffee and eating muffin tops as my breakfast. I was a muffin top addict. Mid morning I had a crash and burn that was killer.
We intuitively know how to make ourselves lose weight and be well. But when it comes to following through? That’s where we fall apart. I know!! I have done it, too. I still do it. I might be a health coach, but I’m still human! I eat cookies, 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 obstacles are standing in your way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems too time-consuming and its easy to order take out, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high. Perhaps you will discover that you aren’t sure if you really deserve to feel amazing with your dream body and life.
Your job for the next week is to simply think, reflect, and journal on these obstacles. Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!
You have everything with in you to start making the changes you desire.
I would love to hear your comments below. Tell me what is stopping you! Let’s work it out together!