We want it all. We want it now. We want to do mega change right now…
Some people can handle this, but most people will crumble, and quit. Think about anything big, and life-changing.
This time 3 years ago I was just under one month out from my wedding. I may be a bit biased, but it was the best wedding, ever. Everything went smoothly, most everyone had fun (there was ONE incident that I won’t name names…but it definitely has turned out for the better 🙂 and it was a wonderful night.
We spent almost 10 months planning that wedding. Working on a little bit at a time, even 30 minutes of doing something when we could, chipping away at our checklist, and our bank account.
Anyone else who has planned a wedding would tell you it would be crazy to try and plan a successful day and night in a few short weeks or days.
A few months ago, we bought a house. We had been saving for YEARS to be able to make a substantial down payment. Putting a little bit aside each week, and increasing this amount by even $5 if we could.
We got the house, and we reached our goal of being able to put a great amount down.
Now we are tackling being parents. We learn something nearly every day, and we build off of that. Luckily, Adalynn only grows one day at a time, so that kind of regulates how much new stuff can pop up overnight.
We will be learning through this process as we go, rights and wrongs, ups and downs, all along this wild ride that is life.
Enough analogies – when someone is looking to reverse years and years of no self-care, self-sabotage, and not taking care of their health…they want it to happen NOW.
They sign up for a 5 day per week workout, (even though they haven’t worked a muscle in years) an intense and often radical diet program, throw away everything in their cupboards, because it’s time for a cleansing. Well, what often comes of that? Burnout, disappointment, and regression. The ol’ hampster wheel of progress…
So this is where I encourage you, if you are doing nothing right now for your health – just do SOMETHING. Pick one thing. Walk 10 minutes on a Monday. Eat one vegetable at dinner. Do one pushup each morning. Eat one less bon-bon per week. Drink one less soda per day…pick any of those things, and do it. Again, and again, and again…
Then build on it. Ask yourself, “okay, what can I add now?” Another walk? Another pushup? One less soda?
Just like chipping away at loans, building up a savings account, or planning a huge overpriced event (worth it 🙂 – it will take time, and little steps along the way to avoid overload and burn out.
It won’t always be easy, you will have little slip-ups, but it will be totally worth it in the end.
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Stay healthy my friends,