Ok Friends, here it goes, new year new me… just kidding 😜
2019 is in full swing and everyone is on their best behavior to live up to their new year’s resolutions. I don’t think you need the new year to make lifestyle changes, as a matter of fact, the changes I have made so far never resulted from a New Year’s resolution. But with that being said I still think it’s fun to have a time of the year dedicated to positive changes. It is always so much more exciting and motivating when everyone around you is on the same page.
But how about we approach things differently this time around?
Let’s question the status quo for a minute…. and with that in mind I have a few questions for you:
What about instead of “I want to look good for the summer, I want to lose weight, I want to do this diet “etc. we pause for a second and consider the following.
We have been given the gift of one extraordinary body. It is the most precious possession we have. So how about we treat it accordingly?
- How about we nourish it with the most nutrient-dense foods we can get our hands on?
- How about we make sure we move it so it doesn’t get rusty?
- How about we give it enough quality rest to recover?
- How about we nourish our soul with things that make us happy?
- How about instead of mainly focusing on appearance (what the media and advertising industry want us to focus on), we focus on feeling our absolute best. The positive side effect, if you are overweight, often is weight loss once you give your body proper nutrition.
Changing our mindset from putting the majority of the focus on how we look to how we feel is a real game-changer. It is a lot easier to switch your lifestyle in that way. Because you actually get immediate results. If you eat a balanced nutrient-dense meal, your body will right away feel better. We all know the feeling when you just overate something very unhealthy and feel bloated tired and sluggish. You can feel the opposite, energized and happy just by focusing on nutrient-dense foods that are right for you. So instead of waiting for a number to eventually drop on a scale you can focus on nourishment and making it your mission to provide your body with everything it needs to thrive. That doesn’t mean that you cannot occasionally eat things that are not optimal. Being too restrictive unless you have a medical reason for your diet is not healthy either.
Let’s be real, diets don’t work, we will have to come to terms with the fact that every day we have the chance to make healthy or unhealthy decisions. The choice is ours. So how about we start treating our bodies like the precious gift it really is and unlock our full potential? Who is in? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
If you need help with incorporating more nutrient foods into your diet contact me. I am taking on a few new private clients this year for 1:1 health coaching.
Much health and happiness your way