Congratulations! You have already taken the most difficult step, you have decided to move.
The rest of your journey is just taking steps. One after the other in order. It doesn’t matter what shape you are in, we all start at the beginning. Take a breath, smile and pat yourself on the back for already passing your first hurdle: You made a choice to improve your health. You won’t sit back and take whatever discomfort, pain, illness or disease that comes your way with apathy. You are engaging and ready to work.
It is WORK. It took specific actions to get to where you are today, and it will take DIFFERENT actions to pull you out of it.
Restoring your health often feels like an uphill battle. And losing your health definitely feels like you are spinning out of your control.
For some, it is a slow spin, one that develops over time, an ache here, a pound there, a regular need for daily afternoon coffee boost, on and off sleep issues, bouts of anxiety, here and there rashes for no reason… but eventually each of these burdens on the body starts to pick up steam. That is usually when we tell ourselves, “It’s just our age.”
But I am here to tell you, I was one of those people and I am in the wellness industry! I didn’t even see it coming and I had all the signs.
At that point I had to make a decision, the same one you made, something has got to change.
So, congratualtions. You made it to the start line.
Now is a great time to cement that decision by getting yourself some support and accountability.
I tell all my new clients to tell at least 5 people about their new focus and commitment. You need support, a tribe around you. Start with the people you live with, your closest circle and then work outwards from there. Saying it out loud makes it real. You don’t have to be specific about your goals or even why. All you have to do say something like, “I just want to let you know, I am not satisfied with my current health and I have decided to slowly make some changes. You might see me eating differently and trying new things out. I would love your encouragement and support.”
If these are your People, your Tribe, they will be so happy for you. If you want, tell them how you need support. If you have Margarita Mondays after work, maybe you can still attend, but not with a drink and you don’t want to be badgered about it. Or maybe they will be open to another venue or theme that will support you. You never know.
What happens a lot of times is that your People, your Tribe will want to do it with you. That is great! I love it! It makes you even MORE cemented into the process. However, walk your own walk. Every person I work with is unique. Walk YOUR path at YOUR speed. Healing is not a competition.
So now you know what your first step is on your path. Go and tell at least 5 people that your have made a decision.
I promise you my support, encouragement, empathy and patience for you along the way. We will be doing this together. Clean, easy and well laid out steps that are actionable and manageable to get you back into the life you always dreamed of!