I have struggled the last few weeks with my nutrition and exercise. I have tried being kind to myself allowing myself some down time, finding good reasons to explain my daily struggles with nutrition and exercise, and have named that between preparing for China, going to China and recovering from China, it all makes sense. It really doesn’t matter why, the fact is that I have lost more than 21 days of my routine and steps towards weight loss and improved health.
Now, as I confronted my struggle every day and went to bed every night realizing I was not back on track, I felt very ambivalent (uncertainty as to which approach to follow). I found that each night I tried to think about where to reenter and every day it felt monumental to start again.
Last night I had a great conversation with my Texas trainer Calvin. Calvin reminded me that I had a great manual and the answers I am looking for are there. Calvin directed me back to step one. I went back to my book and went to step one. Improve Nutrition. This includes three meals a day, This outlines my fruits and veggie intake (where to start and where to get to). This includes cutting out carbonated beverages and consuming enough water.
When it comes to my workouts, Calvin invited me back by doing the basics. He gave me permission to set all my routines aside and do 30 minutes of cardio each day. I hung up the phone and realized that this felt very doable. I had lost perspective and needed a voice to remind me of where to start.
I wonder what has become overwhelming in your day-to-day. (I like to believe I am not alone). I wonder where you need to hear the supportive voice of someone who believes in you and invites you back by starting with the basics. I wonder if you might be that voice for someone else, reminding them what they need to do can be done, if they believe what is true!
I am thankful tonight for Calvin and his willingness to speak truth and remind me that my commitment to being healthy is good. I am thankful that he reminds me that I have all the tools I need, I just need to choose to practice them. I am thankful he reminded me that the journey to being healthy is a journey of my heart, mind, body and soul and I must be nurturing all of them to be the woman I desire.
I am thankful, refocused and ready….hitting the gym at 7 am and choosing to believe in the vision I have for myself!
Go and take the steps towards your vision…live the life you imagine!