𝐈 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝟏𝟎𝐤 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝’𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞.
𝘛𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨.
I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum with my journey.
I’ve struggled with having zero motivation and a total lack of control over my food choices, and I’ve also struggled with having a bit too much control over my healthy lifestyle.
𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩…
Not hitting 10 thousands steps on Christmas day.
While this may seem silly, insignificant, or even a negative thing to share, for me it was a huge win. For the first time in a while, I was able to prioritize my family, my health, and my rest & recovery time, over a fitness goal.
One of the most important things I can share is that 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞.
For some people, progress may be saying no to the pizza night out with friends.
But for others, progress may actually be going for the pizza and enjoying a slice, free of guilt.
And chances are at points in your journey, it will be both of those.
Discipline can be a very helpful tool to build up health habits and routine over time. But I also want to encourage you that part of living and sustaining a healthy lifestyle also includes finding flexibility within our discipline.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘪𝘯.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭.
𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥.
And that’s okay. In fact, it’s perfectly normal, healthy, and part of the process to have those days.
What matters most is how we choose to handle those moments.
How we are able to give ourselves grace, remove the guilt, and just get right back on track.
There is a whole lot more to life than just living a healthy lifestyle.
𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲, & 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐨.