For many people, the idea of getting fit (exercising, eating healthy foods) seems like a chore, something that (sigh) needs to be done. Giving-up favorite foods or drinks, finding time to exercise during a busy day, eating more vegetables (yuk) or choosing healthy options (tastes like cardboard) are accompanied with a grit-your-teeth-and-do-it attitude.
A simple change in mindset can make a big difference.
Challenge your thoughts about the concept that getting fit is a punishment. Improving fitness and becoming healthier empowers us with energy and self-esteem. It rewards us financially (decreased health care costs), emotionally (less stress, more brain-power), socially (promotes optimism and happiness), and physically. It’s a critical form of self-care that can make a difference in leading a full and active life vs. one of disease and impaired mobility, especially in the later years.
Cheer yourself on as you take every step you can forward toward health. Instead of striving for perfection, make choices that reorient you to a healthiER lifestyle (emphasis on the ER) whenever you are able. Feel proud about your decision to take charge of your health, and embrace the rewards that living a healthy life will bring.
To your good health!
Note: Weight loss without accountability and support can feel daunting. By partnering with a certified health coach, you can reach your goals with more consistency and ease as your coach guides and cheers you on. If you are struggling to lose weight, be more active or eat cleanly, consider exploring a health coaching partnership. A 15-minute no-obligation phone consultation is the first step to a healthier you. Arrange yours today by calling Coach Gayle at 314-914-7846.Leave a reply