Okay, health minded mamas, it’s time to let go of any ounce of guilt you may be experiencing over what you ate during the holidays (or all those greens we didn’t eat!). You feel me?
I’m writing this on January 2nd, 2019 has officially begun. This is the day most people begin their new year’s resolutions, hit the gym, and the local juice bar, and plan their weight loss meal plans. These are all GREAT things. You and I both know that.
But you and I don’t have to let our faithful dedication to our health and wellness take away from the love and great times spent with family and friends during the holidays.
My Goal as Your Health Coach
As a health coach, my goal is to help break the idea in the health industry that the picture of health looks like a green smoothie touting body builder taking photos on the ocean-side (although that is amazing, and kudos if that’s you), but I want to help you celebrate the health journey, and that means embracing the moment right now, and where you’re at.
I want to help you be the healthiest you RIGHT NOW, today. And you can be, even BEFORE you reach your weight loss goals, or any goals at all. Let’s discuss how…
What Matters Most to our Health
Our primary sources of nourishment don’t just come from the food we eat, although that’s of course deeply important. Our primary sources of nourishment come through our ability to rest, the positive and supportive relationships we have, how much we enjoy our career, and if we are able to live out our passions. Our health depends on how we wake up and approach every new day, how we navigate challenges, and how we treat ourselves and talk to ourselves and care for ourselves day in and day out.
The food we eat is intrinsically important. Our body reproduces its cells from the energy and compounds in the very food we eat. We literally are what we eat, as our cells rebuild. But, we are also more than our physical body.
In the health industry we are daily discovering that the mind body connection is more complex than we’ve ever thought before. Your are, essentially, more than just what you eat.
We are what we eat, and we are what we think, and we are what we believe… and so on.
Creating a health reset today - a mental shift
So, my friends, give yourself permission to stop feeling guilty or stressed about how you should be eating. Is this important? YES. Absolutely. And let’s discuss that together and find the plan that works perfectly for you. But even more important to me, today, is that you and I treat ourselves with kindness, show up for the people we love, see challenges as opportunity, step out of toxic relationships, step into new hobbies that feed us, unplug, pray, run, dance, read, and sleep… all these beautiful things and more that support our health first and foremost.
If you’re feeling guilt from the holidays and are stressing about how to get healthy in 2019, stop and do these two things:
express deep gratitude for the loved ones you spent time with over the holidays, and express deep gratitude to yourself for showing up and loving the people close to you in your life
decide that today you will be kind to yourself, and love yourself where you are at right now, and that whatever steps you take toward better health and wellness today will be to beautifully support your body and soul because you’re worth it and you’re already enough.
Want to chat more about your health and wellness in 2019? Are you looking for a holistic approach that helps you make sense of all the important facets in your life that support your health and wellness like your family, your career, your sleep habits, your hobbies, your workouts, and your food? Let’s connect!