How many times have you told yourself this will be the year to start and stick to your health goals?
The spring you...
Finally, lose weight.
Get your energy back.
Ditch the stress and make more time for self-care
Figure out what is really going on with your hormones
Reverse your autoimmune issues and manage them naturally
... and ultimately get back to feeling like yourself again (or for the very first time).
As most people do, you probably always start your self-care program with the best of intentions but quickly find yourself getting lost in the chaos of everyday life (I know, I have been there!) And before I know it, another day, month, a year goes by, and you still felt uncomfortable in your body, sick or tired all of the time.
I feel ya; I've fallen into this vicious cycle myself in the past.
Let me tell you that it's not your fault if you haven't reached your yearly goals in the past year. There is no such thing as failure, only feedback. The feedback that you need a different plan of attack.
There's more to achieving a goal than just setting one.
Marathon runners don't just wake up one day and run a marathon. They train for it. They fuel their body for it. They buy the right clothing for it. They put energy and thought into exactly how they will make it to the finish line on race day.
Like training for a marathon, you need the right plan, resources, and support to achieve your health goals.
I have worked with several clients, and no matter what the goals might be, I have found these 5 tips to be critical for reaching the finish of any health goal.
1. Focus on the why not the what
Who wouldn't want to lose a little weight, have more energy, or control their health naturally? Those are surface goals. It's not what's on the outside that matters; it's what is on the inside that will keep you motivated.
What would have more energy, control of your health, and weight do for you? How would it change our life?
It would give you more confidence. You would feel more comfortable in your skin. You would be able to focus better at work, and as a result, make more money. You would be a better partner and parent. You would be able to travel the world, hike the tallest mountain,
do anything you physically wanted to do with the feeling of joy. You would be limitless!
When I train, sure, there are a few days, I didn't want to get out of bed and run or go to the gym. And when I was in the depths of healing my thyroid condition and autoimmune issues, there were plenty of times when I wanted to throw in the towel, but reconnecting with my "why' is what kept me going, and it's what keeps my clients going too.
2. Clear the clutter
Distractions are everywhere, and they can come in any form; food, finances, physical clutter in your home, negative people who and drain your energy, or people who convince you to do things that aren't in your health's best interest.
If you have to share the cookies in the chocolate chip eye every day in the pantry, eventually, they will get the best of you.
Give yourself time to set up your environment to support the pursuit of your goals. Clear the food ou to the pantry and fridge that isn't aligned with how you want to be eating. Put together a budget or get your finances in order, so you don't have to worry about them, and you can focus on yourself. Take one day and organize that hall closet, garage, or other cluttered space in your home. And set some healthy boundaries for those people in your life who may not be on the same path as you - instead of gossiping over cocktails, grab a coffee or take a walk and set a time limit with a reasonable excuse as to why you need to get going.
Once the clutter is out of the way, you can move forward on a clear path.
3. Build upon your existing rituals
We all brush our teeth in the morning, or at least I hope you do. This is a ritual, or a habit, and something that we can build upon.
Often what feels overwhelming about going after your health goals is the idea of having to "create time" or space to work out, eat healthily, meditate, drink more water, etc. But what if you just built upon the time you've already carved out, the rituals or habits you already have in place?
This really helps me build a meditation practice. I started by doing just 10-15 minutes of medication after our evening family dog walks as part of my nightly "wind down." It eventually grew into 30 minutes, and I yearned for it so much that I eventually implemented it into my morning routine right before my workout.
Oil pulling is another great example for me. I do it 3 mornings per week while preparing my dog's breakfast - tackling two things at once! I'm all about efficiency.
Another great example that my clients really enjoy is their mediation in their care, in the driveway when they get home from work before entering their house. It's a great way to disconnect from work and be present for loved ones.
Assess your current rituals and how you can build upon them with things that you would like to be doing for yourself to support your health.
4. Recruit the right support and resources
It's ok to ask for help and don't let your ego tell you otherwise. Instead of spinning your wheels about what foods to eat, what exercises to engage in, which meditation to try, supplements to take, or about anything else that might support your health goals, recruit the right experts and resources to be your guide.
As the old saying goes, "it takes a village to raise a chile," it can also take a team of experts or resources to help you reach your health goals. Set yourself up for success by hiring the right experts to hold you accountable and give you the resources you need to feel your best. Your health-goals dream team might include a personal trainer, health coach, chiropractor, acupuncturist, spiritual guide, or other health professional.
5. Stop shooting in the dark
If you've "tried everything" when it comes to diet and exercise, yet nothing seems to work, then it's time to test instead of guess. You are unique, and therefore your diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, and stress reduction needs will be too. What works for one person isn't exactly going to work for you.
When your attempts to lose weight, increase your energy, and get your health back under control aren't working, it's a sign that something bigger is going on beneath the surface, such as hormone imbalances, liver congestion, poor nutrient absorption, or fat for fuel metabolism, and your typical blood tests won't pick up on these hidden dysfunctions.
Your results will always be lacking, no matter how many diets or workout routines your try, if you've got something greater going on under the hood.
So stop shooting in the dark, run some functional lab tests that will give a bigger picture of your overall health, and take a more strategic and personalized approach to reach your health goals this year.
Let me know how I can support you more in achieving your health goals......
As the Symplicity Wellness coaching support staff, my mission is to support busy, health-minded people like you in getting access to the right lab tests and resources so you can find the missing pieces to your health puzzle and get back to feeling like yourself again (or for the very first time!).
Here's to you achieving your health goals this year!
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