Finding your “center” with FOOD ~

 #tuesdaytruth~•... Let’s be honest it’s January 15th and FOOD can be the toughest part!! We can survive without a workout... we can give up alcohol and other vices, but FOOD can’t disappear. Good habits and cravings and emotional eating can be the toughest cycle to change... especially after the holiday season and all the splurges and fun food favorites! Don’t quit though— change is possible and probable if you stay determined and examine your day to day!!

 ▪️Stop buying what you abuse. Salt, chocolate, cookies or chips!! If it isn’t there, it  is much harder to abuse. That doesn’t mean out of “sight” is out of “mind”... it means you are CHOOSING to keep it OUT so you can master more self discipline!! 

▪️Get a friend or coworker and experiment with some new healthier recipes/snacks. Most people are creatures of habit. We like the same 10 snacks and the same 10 meals ... with a little variety now and again. Don’t feel like you need a new idea for each day of the month!!! 

▪️Eat at home! You know what’s in your food and snacks that way. You save money!! Plus it helps you prepare healthier options for your entire family! Remember MORE whole food > less processed is a win for everyone! 

▪️Realize that healthier food really does  HELP YOU feel better...When you feel more motivated, and have more energy it’s a bonus for your self worth!! (Especially when you don’t give into that box of cookies or fast food drive through like last time!)

▪️NO ONE can do this for you!! As trainers and coaches we love to assist, educate and help create ideas, BUT ultimately you decide if you will do it, or you won’t. Hire a coach, who helps you devise and work on “your” plan to stay on task. 

▪️Challenges and programs can be fun, but they really are not permanent!! “Real life” eventually gets in the way!! It’s key to find a “way of life” for food that works for you!! 28 day “fixes” rarely fix much except that you end deprived and splurge on day #30! Detox with whole foods and water...NOT the “latest greatest cleanse” for $400. Fancy isn’t the fix!! It also isn’t about deprivation if you want this to last ... 😑

▪️Social media isn’t all TRUE... Eating cake, nachos etc and having an amazing physique is NOT reality for MOST!!! Stop following the people that tell you it’s easy... It’s NOT. You don’t have to be “perfect” but don’t expect that eating “anything” offset by a workout is the answer. 

▪️Remember what your goal is, and every choice is building or breaking your results! There’s always room for errors, and a bad decision isn’t the excuse to QUIT. It’s a •setback• ... that’s all!! Stay determined to move FORWARD, and keep looking that way! If you slow down and stay •centered• on your “why,” lifestyle changes CAN happen!! It’s really about one choice and one challenge at a time!!! You CAN do this!! I believe in you, and I can help you! Stay centered on your why. ~•L 💚  ➡️➡️