|Being “bad” in Nicaragua and enjoying an amazing Tona beer
even though beer now tears my stomach apart
(damn you gluten!). As you can see, I really
enjoyed it…it was worth it!
…that as a Health Coach I struggle with the same issues when it comes to taking care of my body that everyone else does:
I find it challenging to squeeze in my morning yoga/meditation practice on most days.
Many times I run to the store (or order in) for a meal instead of cooking up something truly nourishing.
I eat a few too many bites of bread while out to eat when I know for sure it will make my stomach hurt and make me sleepy.
I ignore signs that my body is clearly giving me (like when I’m tired and just want to rest, but keep going because I feel I have too much to do, or when my nails become brittle and flaky because of how poorly I’ve been feeding myself…etc.).
I eat a few too many cookies and sometimes not even just after a meal, but in place of a meal!
I can go on about this, because we all have our quirks and struggles when it comes to our health. It’s not easy to be 100%, 100% of the time. Sometimes it feels good to be bad and skip a workout, not respond to an email or eat something we know will make us sick. But, we cannot go on like this. I adapted the 90/10 rule to my life back when I was in nutrition school and since then my life has been much less stressful because I allow myself some room for imperfections. 90% of the time I’m on point with taking care of my body/mind while the other 10% is left to goof off. I highly recommend this to everyone. Most of the time take good care of your body: Feed it right, unwind at some point of each day, take deep breaths whenever you think of it, laugh a lot, smile and say hello to everyone you encounter, treat yourself, chew your food, enjoy your workouts, celebrate the blessings in your life! And then, a few times a week give yourself some room to just say, “F-it.” HAHA! I’m serious though.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes. We all have our struggles, it’s a part of being human. Lighten your attitude, know that you can’t be perfect and just do the best you can each & every day!