Numerous clients have started their journey with me by discussing failures in their approach to living a healthy lifestyle. It is a recurring theme of self-blame. They talk about how they cannot resist temptation, the lack of motivation, or the need for greater willpower. As the clients and I discuss those issues in greater detail, I often discover that the lack of success is not the client's fault, but rather a flaw in the methods used in trying to achieve those health and wellness goals.
If leading a healthy and active lifestyle were as simple as willpower or really wanting to be skinny, the majority of us would be fit! The reality is that being healthy ultimately comes down to making changes in our overall approach to nutrition and movement.
One of the key factors for success is finding the eating and exercise habits that are enjoyable and sustainable long term. Do you love bread? Then why go on a diet or eating plan that restricts bread? That is simply not going to be an approach to eating that you will stick with for years. Do you dread running on the gym's treadmill? Then don't do it. Find the movement activities that you enjoy - what ever that is - and make that your consistent workout.
My experience tells me that the majority of diets and fitness programs are grand failures. Media and fitness outlets promote the opposite message - that these diets and fitness programs are successful and it is us that are failures. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Interested in learning how to identify and integrate healthy habits into your life that are both enjoyable and sustainable? Then contact Michael Ockrim to discuss your current approach to living a healthy and active lifestyle.