June 10, 2019
Living a healthy lifestyle can sometimes feel like an all or nothing rollercoaster. We’ve allowed ourselves to think that we can’t enjoy our favorite food, or a happy-hour without feeling like we’ll lose the progress we already made, or worse, never make any progress at all.
Balance can be a tricky thing to master. As soon as you think you’ve got your balance down, you let it slip too far one way or the other and it’s hard to get back on track. I know for me the past few weeks have been a struggle, and now that summer is here, and I am not covered in sweaters and pants every day, I notice my confidence is lacking a little.
If we focus on a few healthy habits to incorporate in our every day, with little to no effort, living an all-around healthier lifestyle will be a breeze. But that doesn’t mean you won’t have to make the conscious choice each day to stick with it. It might be easier to do the exact opposite of what you know you should but that won’t create lasting change. All that does is dig you deeper into a cycle you don’t want to be in. Everything we do becomes a habit. It’s a habit that by 4 p.m we’re ready for a drink and the couch. It’s a habit that you only drink one water bottle a day and when you drink more you think you can’t do it, or it’s just too much. And that’s not true, you’re just not used to it, yet! We have trained our mind and body to do these things, and that’s exactly what you have to do in order to achieve change. You have to train yourself to stop and reverse the habit.
Doing these simple steps each day can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle. Both mentally and physically because habits create lasting change! You have to make the effort each day and I know sometimes it can be overwhelming, confusing and overall just hard. But everyone can do it.
I would love to hear about something you do every day that leads you closer to a healthier lifestyle!
all my love,