So you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle, congratulations! There’s many ways to go about this. Some of us take baby steps, adding in little healthy activities, foods and events into our lives everyday. Others like to think about all the healthy things they’re going to do one day but they’re not quite ready yet (hey, its ok, at least you’re gearing your attention that way!). Some of us are hit hard with a health crisis or life changing event that puts everything into perspective quickly. Some are already on that path but are looking to fine tune their commitment. No matter what path you’re on its important to realize that there is no right or wrong way!
IT’S A PROCESS
Enjoy it, reflect on it and grow from it. Our mistakes make us human. Our obstacles make things interesting. Know that you’re not the only one. Its a process for EVERYONE.
Our number one tip? Learn how to pay attention to your body, your mind and your actions. Does your body need that bag of chips, will it make you feel better afterwards? Maybe yes, maybe no. There is no right answer. Sometimes we need a food hug. Maybe you’ve been living a super green and clean life and that bag of chips would really hit the spot right now! Maybe you’re eating it quickly and mindlessly and you’re going to beat yourself up after it. If that bag of chips is going to make you feel sad, PUT IT DOWN!!! If it brings you joy (during and after) go for it!
Same goes for exercise. Does your body really need to chill or have you been sitting around too much and things are starting to stall out. You’re tired but you know that if you do that early am yoga class you’ll have more energy for the rest of the day. Maybe you’re fighting an illness or healing an injury and the body is telling you to SLOW DOWN. You’re body is pretty amazing at telling you what it needs. You just have to listen. Enjoy the road.