Have you ever set a goal to improve your health, and then overhauled your diet (complete with the pantry purge), started working out 5 x per week, and started meditation? And heck.. might as well start a monthly budget while you’re at it.
How did that workout?
And if you think it worked, how long did it work for? A few weeks? Months? Maybe a year?
The reality is, it DIDN’T WORK.
Mary had tried to do this for years. When she first messaged me she was 1 month away from turning 60, and said “I’ve struggled forever”. And by focusing on small simple steps- choosing consistency over doing it all-and the daily coaching to change the way she THOUGHT about food, Mary has lost 20 pounds without dieting, and now can show up fully for family.
She started with just 10 minutes a day on her stationary bike.
You don’t have to make huge, sweeping changes to make progress. You don’t have to completely eliminate sugar from your life. You don’t have to permanently get rid of sugar and processed foods.
Buying into these beliefs creates the perfectionism and all-or-nothing approach that causes people to swing between excessive restriction and excessive indulgence.
It’s time to do something different.
Resist the temptation to overhaul everything. Start where you are and look for something simple, doable that you are willing and able to.
Keep it SIMPLE, doable, and start small.
✔️ Stretching for 5 minutes
✔️ Mindful eating 1 meal per day
✔️ ½ a chocolate bar instead of the whole thing
✔️ Walk for 15 minutes a day
Take it one day at a time, and if you slip up along the way, lovingly and gently refocus your attention on your goals, and look for the next positive choice you can make.
You got this,