When I talk to women about starting a new fitness program or meal prepping cleaner, more nutritious meals one of the most common concerns I hear is that “it is so hard!” I totally understand this as a busy mom, trying to run two businesses from home. Even thinking back to the days when I was in a more traditional job before my daughter was born, I remember being so busy. Finding the time to be healthy can seem really hard. It was a constant battle between dicing what seemed like a million veggies to make salads for lunch and a nutrition dinner or swinging in the drive thru of Chick-fil-A. There have been times I’ve asked myself if I really have to do that workout? My body is tired, the exercises are demanding, I have so little free time. Why can’t I just sit on the couch and relax for just thirty minutes? It is so hard!
I think this quote above is one of the most important things to remember about wellness. When you haven’t been exercising or eating well, getting started can seem impossible. There will likely be days you feel like you fail. You might stop for coffee and then totally cave and order a donut too. There might be times you are dripping sweat only minutes after starting your workout or mornings when you get out of bed and your legs feel like jello because yesterday’s workout was too “hard” for you. Everything is hard before it is easy. With a little patience and persistence, you will build a new healthy routine and find that living healthier is easier than you may think.
I completely fell off of my fitness routine while I was pregnant with my daughter and during her first few months. It was so much easier to eat something on the go since she would only sleep in the car or in my arms. It was easier to take a precious 30 minute nap than do a 30 minute workout. Except that, maybe it wasn’t.
When I didn’t feel comfortable in my clothes or didn’t feel like my body was truly healthy or I didn’t feel like I was setting a good example for my daughter, those choices didn’t feel easier after all. Working out is hard. Meal prepping is hard. But, being unhealthy is often harder. Choose your hard.
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