You’ve been lied to. How do I know? Because I was lied to as well and now I know better. I’m here to tell you the truth. You ready for this?
A “healthy lifestyle” does not consist of a specific set of rules done every day.
Don’t get me wrong. Consistency to the same actions build habits and that’s what we want in the longterm. BUT, the lie that discourages people like you and me is the illusion that we shouldn’t be falling and failing after a certain time. How many times have I said “I’m a trainer for goodness sake! I should be able to turn down a freaking brownie!” or ”I know ALL of the right things to do, yet I have gained 5 pounds? What’s wrong with me?!” Have you said similar things? I’m guessing you have! Not because I’m guessing that you’re a failure. It’s because I’m guessing that you are HUMAN and growing and changing is part of a cycle, a journey and it includes failures…yes, even when you’re a trainer.
I could write a really long post and go into the details of all of this, but I’m going to save some for later. The most successful people in the world, your healthy lifestyle role models, you know how they do it? They bounce back fast! If they have an obstacle, they bust through it. If they make a bad choice, they decide that the choice doesn’t line up with who they are meant to be so they decide to choose differently the next time. If they get sick, have an injury, have a huge life changing event or they get down, they find a new way. Their old way may not work any more. They might have to develop new habits, but being healthy is a part of their identity so they find a new way to make it work.
So, if you’re in a place where you have failed and you are stuck there, or you if you have found yourself in a place where you need to “begin again,” and you need to figure out the best first steps to do it, I have a short “guide” for you. I hope it can encourage your heart, encourage the person inside of that skin to get up and get at it…again.
You can download it for free here bit.ly/411onthe101. I will follow it up with a few accountability emails. You can always connect with me on Facebook. I’d LOVE to help you walk through this new step forward. No more believing the lies of perfection and start embracing the process of change.