There are a lot of unknowns for all of us right now and riding the waves of emotion that accompany this uncertainty is a very real challenge. I had to laugh when a friend, in one of my group texts, summoned it up like this:
This is uncharted territory but we WILL come out of it. When that time comes, wouldn’t it be great if we are feeling our very best? The last thing we want is to get back to “normal life” and feel like we have another uphill battle ahead of us undoing the behaviors from our time sheltering in place. No thanks!
Although the list of things we can’t control is long, there are still many, many things we CAN control. This isn’t the time to put our self care on the back burner. As a matter of fact, it’s the perfect time to put the focus on our health and well being. Finding creative outlets to fill our time, getting enough rest, eating home cooked, whole foods, spending quality time with our families….even if that means remotely like on a Zoom call or HouseParty…..are all ways to help ourselves feel good. When we feel good, it’s so much easier to want to add in more healthy behaviors.
No amount of watching the news or contemplating when the shelter in place will end will change the outcome. And there isn’t a food out there or any amount of food that can do it either. So why not refocus that energy into something with an outcome we CAN control?? Something that feels GOOD. When it comes to our health, the number on the scale isn’t everything, but there is no doubt that when we are in a weight range that’s healthy for us, it feels great.
This is a perfect time to recommit to yourself and get back to the healthy basics. Meal planning and preparation, cleaning out the pantry and refrigerator, taking that extra walk or bike ride, tracking what you eat and giving yourself the room and the grace when things don’t go 100% as planned. Using the slip ups as data or feedback allows us to simply choose differently next time.
Now is the time to take healthy action for ourselves. Let’s come out of this stronger, with more gratitude and healthier than when it started! Who’s with me???? Log on to one of the WW Virtual Workshops and let’s work on a plan! Today (Wednesday) I will be leading my 11am Pacific time/1pm Central time workshop and 12:30pm Pacific time/2:30pm Central time workshop found in the Clovis, CA Connect Group. I’d love to see you! My full schedule along with the WW Connect Groups to find the links to log on are below. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions…I’m happy to help!
All is well❤️
Terra’s WW Workshop Schedule – PACIFIC TIME
Mondays – Fresno Connect Group – 830am/530pm
Tuesdays – Clovis Connect Group – 10am/530pm
Wednesdays – Clovis Connect Group – 11am and 12:30pm
Fridays – Fresno Connect Group – 8am, 10am and 12:15pm