Right now you may be seeing a lot of people promoting the “no excuses” mentality because we all have so much free time (insert eye roll). Many people, especially those with kids now have even less free time and even more stress.
Every time I see a meme or quote saying something like, “If you don’t come out of this quarantine with better habits, more rested, your life completely figured out, a new hobby, etc. then you are wasting an opportunity” I just want to throat punch it.
Because let’s be real, we are in a pandemic. This is a stressful time for many, a time when our routines and lives have been turned upside down. It's a time of complete uncertainty - will I still have work? Will my husband still have his job? Will there be football this fall? Will my husband bring home the virus from the grocery store and infect us all?! Will a loved one get sick? Will there be a food shortage? Or worse, a toilet paper shortage?! There are SO MANY QUESTIONS that are valid and stressful. You and I are under no obligation to suddenly take up a new hobby or clean out that closet you’ve been putting off. Or even exercise.
There are many valid reasons for not keeping up with your routine and the “no excuses” mentality needs to stop. We all have vastly different circumstances that prevent us from using this time to rest, figure out the meaning of life, keep up with laundry, exercise and eat right.
So, I’m not for the “no excuses” mentality right now, or ever. What I am for is calling out our own BS. We have to be willing and able to call out the excuses that are doing us a disservice. This means honestly taking a look at the excuses you are telling yourself about why you can’t exercise or why you can’t eat better or start reading that book you’ve been wanting to read. Take a look into how you spend your time and evaluate if you’re happy with it. If you’re not happy with it, then take action.
Take one small action. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO CHANGE EVERYTHING AT ONCE. That is a guaranteed recipe to crash and burn. I recommend taking one small action on the thing you want to change/start doing. Take one small step to be a little bit better. Then build on it.
Here are some examples:
Want to start reading? Set a side 5 minutes (literally set a timer) in the morning or evening to start reading that book.
Want to eat better? Commit to purchasing more veggies and fruit to snack on instead of chips (or whatever it is that you'd like to cut back on).
Want to start working out consistently? Choose 2-3 days to workout this week. Set a timer for at least 10 minutes and get moving. Whether you choose walking, running, biking, yoga, bodyweight exercises - doesn’t matter. Just move.
Want to start drinking more water? Drink one cup immediately upon waking and before every meal.
Keep in mind that you may honestly not have the time, energy, and mental space for exercise or anything “extra” right now and that’s ok. You might be better off taking a nap, taking a walk, spending some time in prayer or meditation or absolutely nothing if you’re very stressed. I don’t want you to feel like you “have to” workout and eat right even if I’m sharing ideas and offering this program.
If you’re ready to try something new to get your eating and exercise habits back on track then, 60 Days to Sustainable Weight Loss will be really great for you. This program takes the stress and guesswork away from planning your own workouts so that you have more mental space for other things.
It provides you with a nutrition plan that is easily implemented into your life. There is no counting macros, tracking your food or measuring. We use a guide based on hand portions, education, and appetite awareness.
The program includes a custom thought out workout program (rather than random workouts) so that you know it is effective and you will be more motivated to take action.
If you’re a working mother you wants to find strategies that are quick and easy to implement to help you lose weight and improve your health so that you can be active with your kids then this is for you!
If you’re a single working woman and/or you don’t have kids and you desire a better way than constantly being on and off the diet train then this is for you.
We start May 4!
I’m continuing the HUGE DISCOUNT until SATURDAY!
I wasn’t planning on doing this but I know times can be tough right now and I still want you to find a way to invest in your health and wellbeing. Price will be increasing Saturday!
Click HERE to get all the program details including:
Who it's for and who it is not for
As always please reach out with any questions you have.