You have made a great decision to focus on your health and fitness!
Depending on where you are starting from, this may be a really big change for you – and that’s okay. No matter where you are, we are all on similar journeys… better health, fitness and bodies. The following 3 steps will make your journey a bit easier.
1: Accept. Appreciate. Allow.
Accept where you are now. Are you close to your goal? Can you even see your goal? Wherever you are, it’s okay. You didn’t get here overnight, but you are here, so why not accept it? Acceptance is the quickest way to create change. Appreciate yourself for making changes to improve your health and body. Appreciate every change you experience. Focusing on your achievements, no matter how small they may seem at the time, is going to keep you on track. Allow the time you need to actually see the results you want. In the meantime, enjoy the feeling that you can achieve now. You can feel good about the decisions you are making. You can feel good about coming to class and giving it your all. You can feel good about the healthy, whole foods that you are making delicious meals with. You can have all these feelings now. Focus on appreciating what you have and you will keep receiving more of what you want.
2: Measure where you are now.
Get out a measuring tape and record your measurements. Use the scale, but don’t rely on the scale as your only source of feedback. This information can help you celebrate the results you are experiencing. In class, we will re-assess your progress every 4 weeks.
3: Track your daily nutrition.
Write down everything you eat for 3 days and add up the calories/nutrients. We mean everything – food, drinks, candy, little sample bites as you’re preparing meals for your kids – include it all. This is only an assessment of how you have been eating, no need to make big changes yet. This practice will help you determine what simple changes you can make that will have the most benefit for you.