Becoming healthier takes practice... in all of my years in this industry, I have heard hundreds of clients talk about how they are going to “start now” or “starting on [insert day/date here]”. The truth is, getting healthier takes effort and practice. You are changing habits and that takes a bit of time. Very few people can “flip” a switch and change everything over night and KEEP it that way. To be honest, this may not be the best way either! Why? As if it’s not enough to change your diet and exercise habits... think of all that time you don’t have to add more tasks to your day for meal prepping, and that hour long session with your trainer or fitness class.
So what do you do? Pace yourself... remember, this is a marathon NOT a sprint. I tell my clients to change one meal at a time. Let’s work on breakfast, for instance. Stop eating whatever it was that you were eating and let’s eat some oatmeal and hard boiled eggs (these are not the only healthy options). Same with the exercise. Let’s find three days out of the week to focus on exercise and create a habit. Once we can consistently handle these changes and they become part of our life (the idea is to execute these changes consistently for 1-3 weeks before adding more changes) then we will add a few more.
Don’t put yourself under unnecessary pressure and try to change everything overnight. You can do it and I’m here to help.
Shoot me an email if you need some motivation or more tips! Have a safe and happy New Year’s celebration!!