All You Need is a New Day
Here we are at the end of February, with 1/6 of 2018 gone already. If you made New Year’s resolutions, are you happy with how your year is going or are you bummed that you’ve given up on them? Either way, I’ve got good news: You don’t need a new year to make major changes; all you need is a new day.
Based on some concerns I’ve been hearing from my valued clients, here are important thoughts to keep in mind:
*It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and I’m not talking about running. You’re in this for the long haul, not the short-term, right? Commit to making changes that are sustainable for a lifetime and you never have to do this again, you just stick with the foundation you have set so nicely.
*It’s not a competition. Really. Who cares what anyone else can do? You’re better at some things while others are better at different things. This is about developing your best self, and the only competition is you. Believe it.
*It’s not a diet. Guess what? Diets make people gain weight back time and time again. This is about nutrition, and fueling your body for increased energy and vibrancy. Once you learn how to eat properly with nutrient-rich foods, you will be absolutely amazed at just how much food you can enjoy! And foods are not “forbidden” or off-limits, but there are certainly more beneficial selections.
*It’s not about perfection. Life is not perfect, and if you set yourself up for that, you will fail. Life is ever changing, increasingly busy and quite unpredictable. We just have to roll with it. If you go off track one day, don’t say, “Now I’ve blown it,” and let your hard work spiral downward with a food binge or by skipping the gym. Instead of rationalizing, “I’ll start again tomorrow,” tighten up the rest of the day and get right back to it.
*It’s not about changing everything you do overnight. It’s about making small tweaks, one at a time if need be, until they seamlessly become habits that are ingrained in your lifestyle. It does not require a drastic overhaul, just an adjustment to making better choices (like drinking more water, walking a little further, eating more whole foods, and taking it one day at a time).
So what is it all about? Balance, consistency, commitment and an agreement with yourself that you are going to find a way to do this that works for YOU. You may think I’m oversimplifying the process, but I’m not; you’ll find it’s really not that hard. By making small adjustments, step by step, and incorporating these habits into your daily life, you will begin to feel better with increased energy, reduced stress, improved sleep quality, and so much more. Right now, this minute, begin…and get ready to truly discover a happier and healthier you!
— Trainer Bev