Yesterday I packed up the car, then Hailey and I drove from Georgia back to Charlotte. It was dreary so I decided we’d stop for lunch at Whole Foods and do a little shopping.
I filled our cart with organic vegetables, sprouted lentils and wild caught shrimp… then we got home and went to meet David for Mexican.
I thought a trip to the gym would help inspire me. I tried to run, but 5 minutes later I surrendered and watched an episode of Friends while speed-walking my way to 1.5 miles.
I keep trying to be all…
but end up feeling more like this-
There is nothing wrong; I’m just in the middle of a hectic month for our family and am a bit more all over than place than normal.
So instead of forcing a topic on how good sprouted lentils are for you, I decided to just write down what’s on my mind.
I know I’m not the only one whose motivation to eat clean and train mean waxes and wanes. …right? I think that’s a giant misconception that people who live healthy lifestyles are hitting it hard at the gym and preparing gourmet super green salads at every meal. We’re not. Well, at least I’m not.
The important thing is to not get caught up with the idea of perfection. The number one problem I saw when health coaching was that people would start off SO determined, motivated and strict. After a week passed and life set in, they’d have an off day. When that day came, they’d be so bummed, but I was always excited because that was when the learning and habit changing actually happened. If I could help them understand that one off day wouldn’t deter their progress, they’d eventually go on to make real changes in their lives.
So it isn’t the one cheeseburger or the skipped trip to the gym that defines your lifestyle, it’s what you do the next day.
I’ve now had a few off days and am ready to feel the passion for healthy living again. I’m hoping Holly’s cardio strength class can whip it into me! But first, coffee…
What do you do when you are in need of some motivation?