So you are on your way.
You are making steps towards being healthy. Yay! You are even sharing your journey with some well meaning people in your circle of life. So, as a result you are now getting advice from everyone. “Don’t do this, make sure you do that.” Everyone has well meaning intentions, but some of the advice sounds like those people are asking you to move to France and join a group of travelling mimes… Not going to happen.
A very long time ago, when I first got pregnant with our first child I received the best advice that I could have gotten at the time and I have passed it along a lot and I have used it too.
The advice was; take everyone’s advice, and then in the end do what feels right for you, after all it’s your body.
Although ‘those’ people are well meaning, they are not on your journey with you. They may be passengers in your car for a while. They may be crucial to your ‘why’. But in the end this is your life, your body, your mind, your adventure, so make sure you do what You want to do.
This means a few things to me;
1 If you are a carnivore through and through, don’t start a vegan diet unless you plan on staying vegan after your goal is reached.
2 Don’t join a running club unless you like running. There are multitudes of cardio things to do that have nothing to do with running.
3 If you are not great at sharing your wins and losses in a group setting, don’t join Weightwatchers where they want you to share each week.
4 Don’t join a gym if you can’t afford it or can’t make a commitment to get there on a regular basis, there are a lot of places for drop in or things to do at home.
5 Don’t cut your calorie intake so low that you can’t maintain it, there are healthy calorie goals that don’t leave you starving.
Be happy in your adventure. Stay active. Enjoy what you eat. Try something new. Step out of your comfort zone.
“Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe