Thanks for following me on my journey to a healthier ever after. I hope it's helping you to conquer some of your habits that need changing. How are you doing? Overwhelming isn't it!
So I decided to tackle my health and I am completely over-the-top overwhelmed and I haven't even started. No wonder so many of us walk away before we start! I have stacks of information. Stacks of instructions. Stacks of resources. I could literally spend all day working on this and still have more to do. And I don't have all day. I can feel the stress weighing down on me, and I can feel myself at that critical point where part of me wants to say, "Forget it. I can't do all this. It's hopeless."
Ever been there?
But I can't afford to walk away. I have to keep walking down this new path. There's just no other option. So maybe rather than jumping off at a spring, I'll try something new this time. I'll try it one step at a time.
Don't try to figure it all out right away. Just pick one thing and work on that. Baby steps.
Let me give you an example of how this is applying to my situation – in the hopes that you can somehow apply it to yours.
Some of the radical changes I am going through: eating six or more times a day, drinking a gallon of water every day, cutting out sodas, decreasing exercise time and increasing intensity, changing the ratio of proteins, trading bad foods for good foods, keeping a running log of my nutrition and fitness, working out with a trainer in addition to working out on my own, coming up with a regimen for when I'm on the road, etc. – all of this added on to an already crazy busy life and work schedule. If it sounds like I am whining, I am.
It took me a long time to develop all the habits that need changing – fixing them doesn't happen in one step either.
Rather than get stressed, I'm going to simply do what I can to make these changes, while focusing on ONE thing at a time. The first one thing I'm choosing is simply getting used to eating 6 times a day, and the work that accompanies that. The rest I will do as I am able, but not sweat those details. For now my primary focus is just getting used to 6 times a day.