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  1. Be In It For The Long Game

From the story:  The tortoise knew that even if he was slow, that if he was consistent focusing on the finish line that he would get there eventually.

What this means for you:

  • Don’t get caught in the small details
  • I see people obsess about
    • Micronutrients
    • Protein
    • Having an off day
  • Realize that having one off meal or one bad day won’t matter in the large scheme of things
  • Focus on the long game; knowing that the majority of your actions will matter the most
  • If you have an off day, don’t let it phase you — simply get back to it the next meal or day
  • Don’t get distracted by “quick fixes or fad diets” — there is no shortcut to improving your digestion or energy level or losing weight
    • The issues that you are dealing with now didn’t occur overnight but happened because of years of habits/practices
    • So it it will take time to help support your body to get you feeling better

2. Consistency 

From the story: The hare runs gets cocky and decides to have a nap in the park and when he wakes up the tortoise has already finished the race. 

What this means for you:

  • It is the daily consistent actions that make the biggest impact
  • I had someone ask me if it was bad that they had indulged in a very rich meal that week
    • It’s not the one off meals that will make the most difference but the things that you do every single day
    • So having pizza once a week isn’t the problem — but eating a donut everyday will have a bigger impact because it’s everyday
  • Focus on foods that help you to feel good (give you energy; mental clarity) the majority of the time with treats in between
  • I know of people who cut out sugar from their daily coffee (that’s it) and lost weight after a month

3. Make one or two manageable changes at a time 

From the story: The hare was overconfident and nearsighted and didn’t look at what would actually work to get him where he wanted to get.

What this means for you:

  • Focus on changing one or two things at a time
  • When we try to change too many things at once it has a few effects:
    • 1. If we notice an improvement in our energy we won’t know what change in our diet or lifestyle it was that made the difference
    • 2. It is often very overwhelming mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically making it much less likely that we will follow through
  • So if you want to cut out sugar, cut out caffeine, and cut out dairy I would suggest trying to cut out ONE of these for a few weeks and then when that feels okay then move on to the next
  • Many people give up before they even start because they see someone like me who has been doing this for 4 years and tries to cut it all out overnight which is just not realistic
  • Start with where you are — make changes that you can and just start — know that it may take trying a couple times before you are able to fully cut something out or make changes stick
  • I didn’t change overnight but was consistent in my efforts doing one thing at a time over the last 4 years

 

Are you looking to take the next steps in your health but don’t know where to start?

 

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Well until next time my friends,

 

Remember …. It’s about loving yourself where you are so that you can get to where you want to go…one step at a time, one change at a time.

 

Gratitude & Hugs

Jenn Berkelmans

Jenn Berkelmans

Body Awareness & Wellness Coach

I help women with sensitive souls who struggle with overwhelm & emotional fatigue. I help them to reconnect to their inner wisdom and find the stillness within that will allow them to thrive in this chaotic and loud world while helping them to create their own map to health and wellness.