Hey Sassy Peeps!
This week in our coffee chat, Lindsay and I were talking about making changes. We were discussing when it’s time to make changes in your journey and when and how we decide to make changes in our business.
Change is hard for many of us. Yet we often tend to make A LOT of changes…and sometimes really quickly, without really thinking about what we are changing and why.
Sometimes, especially when it comes to our health and wellness change seems to be almost like a knee jerk reaction.
“The scale isn’t going down this week” — time for a change!
“The scale is going up” — time for a change!
“I had a bad day” — time for a change!
“I’m feeling emotional” — time for a change!
In reality, we need to really THINK about these changes. We need to give careful thought and consideration to what we are currently doing and IF it truly is time to change something. THEN we have to give careful thought to exactly what we should try to change, and start small.
If your journey isn’t going exactly the way you want right now, think about this first, are you giving whatever you are currently “doing” to get to your goals 100% effort? If the answer is no, then you really don’t have to change your current plan – you have to change your current effort.
For example, if you are currently following a balanced macros plan, but are never hitting your macros/calorie goals – you cannot say “Balanced Macros doesn’t work for me”…instead you could say “I’m not really giving this my full effort”. Maybe it’s the wrong plan for you mentally…but are you going to follow keto any better? Is it the plan that needs adjusting or your efforts?
Before jumping ship to the “next big thing”, you need to give serious thought to the efforts being given to your current scenario. If you are giving full efforts and not getting the results you want, THEN it may be time to consider making a change. However, remember that ANY plan should be given approximately 6 weeks before determining that “it doesn’t work”. Your body needs time to adjust to what you’re doing!
If you have decided it’s time for a change…next you need to determine WHAT to change. Adding in a new fitness routine, increasing your water intake, cutting sugar, and increasing your protein – all at one time IS NOT a good plan. Why? Because it’s a lot to change at one time. Mentally, it will be tough. If you could easily change all of that, you would already be doing it! Also, IF you do see results…you won’t know WHICH piece actually helped and what your body was looking for…and it’s hard to sustain such BIG changes over time.
Start with a small change, master that, and THEN focus on the next piece and then the next piece and so on and so forth until you conquer everything you want and feel content and satisfied in your journey.
This is how we make REAL, LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE change in our health and wellness.
So if you’re ready for a change, start with an assessment of what you are currently doing…and then slowly and carefully move towards changes that fit your goals.
Cheers until next time,