Yesterday I was on social media and I began thinking about expectations. Many of the people I see on Instagram, FB and other social media platforms display themselves as something that may seem unattainable to some of us. They are 100% vegan, they do triathalons, their workout videos are intimidating & they have a body fat percent so low it is astounding. And that is all great! I admire them immensely.
But what stops most of us from taking the time to exercise regularly or to cook healthy food for ourselves? I think in many cases it is because we feel as if we can’t compare to these images we see regularly. It is feeling like it is not worth doing if we can't be like these images we see! Nothing could be further from the truth! We don’t have to be “all in” to benefit from living a healthy lifestyle.
Don’t let feeling overwhelmed stop you from making a few small changes. Try to begin by doing these simple things:
1. Move Daily (walking is cheap & easy!)
2. Drink Water
3. Strive for your fruits & veggies
4. Cut back on processed foods (including processed meats)
5. Reduce sodas & sweets
I am often reminding my clients that fitness is not a straight up hill climb, where we are always feeling great, strong, and healthy. Fitness is rolling hills. Sometimes we are climbing up smoothly and then suddenly something pushes us down the hill, like family, work, injury, et cetera. The important thing is that we pick ourselves up and start the climb over. Remember, Fitness is a Journey, not a Destination