I read a post yesterday and it really stuck in my mind. If it took 10 years to gain weight, why do we expect to lose that weight in a 12 week program?
10 years of habits are hard to change and it doesn’t happen overnight.
Think about your breakfast habits for example. How often do you deviate from the food/drink choices that you make each morning? Who taught you what a good breakfast looks like? How long since you considered a different type of breakfast? When was the last time you tried a different breakfast?
We are creatures of habit and it’s the small habits that we don’t even think about that have lead us to where we are today.
"Make a promise to yourself that you will commit to one small change for a month and see how consistently achieving this change makes you feel".
From my personal experience, lifestyle changes can only be made in small increments if you want them to stick. Too much change at once pushes us out of our comfort zone and human beings don’t like change, no matter how much they think they want it.
So start with breakfast. Is the one you are choosing now helping you work towards your goals? How could you improve it in a way that you will stick with? Can you make this change for a month consistently?
"Every day you get to choose what your body and life will look and feel like in 10 years time".
You could apply this principle to any area of your life, exercise, sleep, breathing, work…….
Make a promise to yourself that you will commit to one small change for a month and see how consistently achieving this change makes you feel. If it makes you feel better add in another change for a month and see how you go.
Every day you get to choose what your body and life will look like and feel like in10 years time. Keep on practicing, adjusting and expanding beyond the choices you are making today.
Would you like support making incremental lifestyle changes? Send me a message and tell me all about the lifestyle you are working towards for yourself.
Melanie Briony is a fitness and lifestyle coach who supports midlife women (over 40) as they move into the peri and post-menopause years. This is a huge time of change for a woman, nothing is as it used to be. The restrictive diets and hard exercise regimes that worked in your 30s just won’t cut it anymore. Melanie is here to show you how your changing hormones are impacting on your body and what you can do to take back the reins and bring about positive change. At midlife, a woman has to learn how to work ‘with’ her body. This includes - managing stress, eating the right foods at the right time, sleeping longer, saying no more often and taking back her power. “You are not about to disappear into the mist of old age, you have the strength and courage to move through this transition and come out the other side as a stronger and wiser version of you”. Contact Melanie to find out more about how she can support you.