For so man of us life continues to get in the way of the things that we know we need to do. These can range from getting enough sleep, spending more quality time with family and friends, meal prepping, mapping out your daily calendar intentionally, and of course regular exercise.
Has the scale ever truly been your friend?
Does it give you a nice comforting hug if it doesn’t give you the number you were hoping for?
Does it check in on you throughout the day to make sure that it hasn’t upset you too much?
Do you ever feel like a good number on the scale can give you permission to eat outside of your healthy choices and an upsetting number send you in a down hill spiral of not caring what you are grabbing because does it really matter anyway?!!!
How many times have you started a healthier lifestyle – tried dieting and exercising just to find yourself back to where you started, or worse yet, in worse condition??
You’ve starved yourself, exercised until you cannot move then found yourself half way through a bag of chips to make you feel better, only to loath yourself for doing it. You’ve gone to the gym religiously for two weeks and eaten nothing but salads to have only lost two pounds – or to your dismay, actually gained weight!! UGH!!!
Hormone is a word that’s often thrown around when talking about a pregnant woman or a moody teenager. You’re probably wondering what hormones have to do with fitness. Without going back to biology class, a hormone is simply a chemical messenger in the body. If a hormone is off balance (when you have too much or too little of one) it can affect reproduction, your mood, and everything in between. According to Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, “Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is instead about misfiring hormones.”
January is all about self assessment. Taking care of yourself, seeing where you are, and what you need to do to reach your goals.
Write the goals down and then write your solutions to get there. Don’t measure your success by how many pushups or how many miles you can run. Set your goals and work out a way to achieve them.