With this month’s theme about “Shedding”, the balanced rocks pic couldn’t depict the “magic pill” or “secret” for creating the change for “shedding” more than anything else I could think of. I just read a great article in this past month of Paleo Magazine about designing workouts if weight loss is the primary goal, written by the owner of a personal trainer facility in California… and the response was…”Avoid selecting exercises based on a weight-loss goal, because the vast majority of weight loss is actually achieved in the kitchen!” I loved it! He went on to recommend “doing the workouts that you enjoy the most; this approach will be more likely to motivate you to do them regularly, and consistency of habits is key when it comes to health.” Wow….so you have heard it from a fitness expert to me, the nutritionist/wellness coach.
The balancing of the rocks made me think of the whole process in general; we need balance in all aspects of our health and wellness. To focus on just losing weight without looking at food, sleep, exercise, spirit, emotions and the physical body; losing weight isn’t going to happen. We also need to get accountable for all of these areas as well; we can’t blame anything outside of each of these areas until we have really explored and spent time cleaning things up…..did I hear spring cleaning?
Willingness to change is important as well; we need some action in order for change to occur. I hear stories that keep people from creating the change that they want in their lives and they typically don’t even hear what they are saying. This awareness alone can be life changing in many ways!