It’s the day after Christmas. I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Philadelphia checking in with my clients after the holidays. I have one client in particular who has a hard time committing fully to her program. She feels the changes needed to reach her goals are just too hard to make.
“It’s too hard” seems to come up a lot in my conversations with current or potential clients. It’s hard to stick to a work out routine. It’s hard to cook. It’s hard to meal plan. It’s hard to stay consistent. It’s hard to find the time. It’s hard to get motivated.
I empathize with these remarks because I remember what it felt like when I was beginning my own health journey. It felt like an uphill battle. I remember seeking advice and people telling me, “it gets easier over time” or “you just have to find what works for you.”
While these hopeful taglines are true, there is something I found to be more true: it’s harder not to change.
Before I made my health a priority, I was barring myself from opportunities and happiness. I lacked confidence. I was always tired. I was constantly hungry. I couldn’t buy the clothes I wished to wear. I hated summer time because of the tank tops, bikinis, and shorts. I bailed on too many social events because of poor self esteem. My mood was all over the place. My sleep was terrible. I just didn’t feel happy.
…now THAT stuff was hard. If I were to compare how hard it was to carry those insecurities every day versus how hard it is to exercise and eat better, there’s no contest. These changes are so simple compared to the consequences of not doing them.
I have a life that is better and more beautiful today than I could’ve imagined even just a few years ago. That’s all because I gave myself the chance to have it.
Before you tell yourself it’s too hard to change, tell yourself it’s too hard to stay the same.
And I’m always here to help.
Love and Light,