Wherever you may be in your wellness improvement journey, keep working on solidifying your healthy habits They are the foundation of life-long well-being.
In the beginning, as we start to shift out of unhealthier behaviors, it can feel awkward, even laborious.The new habits haven't yet taken hold.
It can take months, even years for things to settle into a new identity ... into our body and soul. We have to work at it with diligence, effort and repeated practice. We have to force ourselves to do things even when our primitive brains tell us to stay on the couch or zip thru a drive-thru for a meal when we are tired.
We need to repeat-repeat-repeat our new, healthier behaviors--.day after week after month after year.
Owning the 'CEO of our own health' title is a lifetime effort It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Even after a long time, when a major life stressor hits, we can find ourselves reverting to old patterns of lower levels of self-care. Then we need to show ourselves compassion and self-love and patience even more.
We may find we have more to learn. So we keep learning and growing.
Over time, the patterns become more of your default way of being. It becomes--- you. You trust the struggle. You realize the old you no longer exists.
Fueling your body with healthy food, exercising regularly, proactively managing your stress are all forms of self care. When you start to feel out of balance, rein things back-in and show your self some love.
To your good health!
Certified Whole Health Coach
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
What I do: I help women become proactive caretakers of their well-being and reach their 'happy' weight without dieting. With coaching, they connect to their deepest reasons for change--their WhyPower-- for getting their health habits in balance; eating cleaner, exercising consistently and proactively managing stress. With strength training, they get fit faster, optimize their body composition and love the skin they're in!
featured photo by Mauro Paillex, Unsplash; content inspired by Melody Beattie