Happy Tuesday and Happy November! Now is the time to take a serious look at your health and ask yourself two key questions: Where am I right now with my health? Where do I want to be? In coaching, we look at the present and the future without looking back too much. What’s done is done, so take the lessons and move forward!
How do your clothes fit? Do you like what you see in the mirror? Do you want to shed some weight? I can’t say it enough that NOW is the time to make some small changes that will lead to weight loss. Why wait until AFTER the holidays? Why wait until you have nothing left to wear that feels good on your body? Why wait until you hide behind everyone in pictures again this year?
JUST. GET. STARTED. How do you get started? That’s a common question that I get from my clients all of the time. I tell them that one step at a time is how it happens. I will say that you MUST be kind to yourself on this journey. Talk to yourself the way you talk to people who you love. It starts there. When you work on the inside first, the outside results then happen.
So, as you think about making some changes soon, do one thing that is new to you. You could cut your portions in half, you could not eat after dinner, you could save your dessert for one time a week (i.e. Sweet Saturday, as we used to call it in my house), you could be mindful of how much sugar and salt you actually eat, or you could drink more water. These are simple ideas to get you started. Honestly, there is no magic pill or quick fix that has lasting results. There are as many ways to eat as there are different people. You have to put in the time and effort to find what works for your body.
I challenge you this week to make this November the time to take action. Start small so that you can change habits that will change your weight and your health. Not ready to try this on your own? Reach out to me to find out how I can help you! Put yourself first!
You’ve got this!