Health is hard.
That’s just a fact. Every time we turn around we are being inundated with new information about what is good for us. High carb, low carb, no carb. Vegan, Paleo, Keto. Drink this shake. Celery juice every morning. Apple cider vinegar. Butter in our coffee. Yoga. Hot yoga. CrossFit, spin, distance running, HIIT.
Overwhelming is an understatement.
With all this information, it’s SO easy to just say, “screw it” and give up. You guys. I SO GET THAT. I AM THE QUEEN OF THAT. And now, literally this year (okay maybe December of 2018), I had this realization that just changed it all.
Okay Oprah, what was your AHA moment?
Thank you for asking, because I really want to tell you. I DID say, “screw it” but I DID NOT give up. I just changed the way of approaching things. Instead of beating myself up for not meeting the standards of people I’ve never met, I set my own standard. Every time I go to make a choice, I ask myself, “will this make me healthier?” That’s it. That’s truly it.
If it’s a yes, then I’m golden. If it’s a no, well then I have to weigh my options.
Now, I’m not saying it’s simple. Health isn’t just physical. It’s mental, spiritual, and financial. And a choice that may be better for you physically may not be the best choice mentally. So you have to find what works for you. Not just for food and workouts, but for those tough mental, spiritual, and financial choices, too. I want to help you do that. And I want you to help me!
Great question. And here’s how: by being COMPLETELY authentic about my story. Where I’ve been, where I am, where I’m going. By inviting you to tell me your story. By giving you resources you can actually use. Recipes, journal prompts, different workouts to try, and more than anything, a community of people who GET IT. I have SO many girlfriends in the fitness community that I can’t wait to introduce you to!
Wait. What’s the catch? What’s the cost?
There isn’t one. Seriously. There’s no catch. There’s definitely no cost. You don’t have to buy a shake from me or become a member of the gym I go to. I just understand. I’m in it. A work in progress. And part of “I see you. I hear you. I get it. Me, too.” is giving back. This is how I want to give back. Plus, I really love new friends.
Honestly? It made sense to me. There’s no affiliation here. Just what I’m finding to be true as I better myself. I believe getting through the first 14 days of anything is the toughest. And I think 14 weeks is when we really start to see success. And I KNOW we can be living completely different lives within 14 months. Our goals may not be the same, but a lot of the time, at the core, our reasons for wanting to make a change are similar. Whether that be physically, mentally, spiritually, or financially-we can’t get anywhere without accountability.