“Fall in love with the process of becoming the very best version of yourself.” ~ Unknown
“Fall in love with the process.” Interesting. What would happen if your goals revolved around taking the best possible care of yourself rather than a random number of pounds you want to lose???? What if this year the goal is to keep doing what you know is good for your body, mind and soul, regardless of what happens on the scale each week?
January is the time of year we see many people join and/or return to WW. Affectionately dubbed “diet season”. As a Wellness Coach, the question I am most often asked is: How do I get and stay motivated long enough to lose this weight?
Losing weight is the outcome of behavior. We know this. If we modify our behavior long enough to get to a goal weight and then return to our “old ways”, the weight comes back. The difference between a diet and a lifestyle is that one is for a finite amount of time and the other is ongoing.
So how do we end the viscous cycle of losing and gaining, losing and gaining? Or just gaining each year? Well, the first step is understanding if we never quit, we never have to restart. Are we really every “quitting” our lives anyway? We may quit paying attention to what we eat and how much, but our bodies and our subconscious are still registering all of it.
Finding a way to really enjoy the process of living a healthy life can be like a treasure hunt. Because we are all different, the treasures we are searching for will also be different. It takes thought and a little soul searching to find healthy behaviors that fit our own personal preferences and lifestyle. Change can be uncomfortable and making these changes our own doesn’t happen overnight. But the hunt is well worth it because when you find activities, foods and behavior patterns that resonate with you, the impatience of watching the scale to see if we are succeeding subsides and the journey becomes the reward.
I hope you are feeling great and your new year is off to a joyful start!!! Be kind to yourself and do all you can to surround yourself with others who bring you up and help you to feel your best! Leave a comment and share some of the healthy changes you have made that are bringing you the most joy!
All is well❤️
Terra’s WW Workshop Schedule
Mondays 830am Fresno WW Studio
Tuesdays 8am Clovis WW Studio
Wednesdays 11am & 1230pm Madera Studio@
Fridays 8am, 10am & 1215pm Fresno WW Studio