What’s Holding You Back?
What’s holding you back from living the life that you want? I mean the life you deep-down REALLY desire, with the healthy body that you deserve, able to do the things you choose to, and fully participating in your life?
Do you feel like you’re “stuck” in a body or a life that doesn’t feel good?
Do you think that this is the best life gets and that the rest is just downhill from here?
Do you feel like some people are just meant to be healthier, thinner, or maybe they “lucked out” and got better genes?
Did you know in reality, you are just a decision away from a healthier, happier you?
If there’s something you don’t like about your life, it’s up to you to make a different choice. But, unfortunately, no one can decide for you. And no one can follow through by taking the necessary action steps either.
For instance, you can choose to eat a burger, fries, and shake, or you can decide to fuel your body with healthy whole foods that nourish you and make you feel more vibrant and alive. You can start your day with a latte with extra sugar, or you can drink a cup of warm water with lemon to hydrate your cells.
These little decisions stack up. They add up to how you feel the next day, the day after that, and so on.
Unfortunately, all these choice points can set you up for decision fatigue.
Decision fatigue is when you make too many decisions throughout the day. You make choices all day. Should you hit the snooze alarm? Which shirt should you wear? Should you sit on the couch or go for a walk? At a certain point, it becomes too much, and you lose the ability to make the choices your higher self might want you to.
So, how can you be healthy and not have to make one choice after another continually? It comes down to automating the healthy habits you want, just like brushing your teeth in the morning. You don’t even think about doing it anymore; it just happens.
But first, you need to decide to make yourself a priority, to invest in your health. Then, make one easy, small change at a time to begin to uplevel your habits.
One of the best ways to make changes with your health is to think small. Then, ask yourself how easy you can make it.
For example, if your goal is to lose 40 pounds, you might want to start working out and cutting calories. It could be tempting to want to go big, work out 2 hours every day, and eat only salads. That might sound like a winning combination because they’re significant changes,
but it could set you up for failure if it’s too much too soon.
If you’re not currently exercising, start with a few minutes a day. That might not seem like a lot, but it’s essential to create the habit first and then add to it. The same goes for how you’re eating. Next, look at where you can make healthy swaps in your diet—such as substituting water with lemon for sugary drinks and baby carrots for potato chips.
Many people give up their goals when they make the steps too hard to achieve consistently. Maintaining your new habits will create momentum. You’ll start to see forward progress. You’ll feel successful, which will make it easier to take that next step.
Another reason some people give up on their goals is fear. It can be scary to step out of your comfort zone or try something new, like taking a yoga class or starting a running program. Your brain is hard-wired to keep you safe, and going outside your comfort zone doesn’t feel safe. Your brain will come up with all kinds of excuses to keep you from making that change. You might even tell yourself that you don’t want to change after all; you’re happy just as you are.
But are you really?
If the answer is no, schedule your free 30-minute Body Goals Conversation.
I help people let go of limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in bodies that don’t look or feel the way they want. I guide them to silence that voice in their head that says they’re not good enough or unworthy of having the life and body that they desire.