It isn’t that we don’t know the path to better health. While we each may have physical limitations or allergies unique to us, we know the basics: Increase activity. Decrease intake. Eat fresh.
So if we know what it takes why is it so hard to lose weight and maintain a healthier body?
It’s a bear to establish healthy habits, but it’s just as difficult to continue them once goals are met–at least for me.
Am I the only out here?
(I know I’m not.)
With all the renovations on my house the only part of my body that grew stronger were painting muscles. My walking legs aren’t quite as muscled and the middle is going soft again.
And I let it happen after all that work to drop 55 pounds and get strong after those car accidents!
So I’m trying to re-establish the healthy choices that brought much freedom and joy back into my life before the ease of movement slips away again.
Yesterday I chose to walk while I took a phone call. Today I asked a friend to walk with me. I’m an extrovert, so being in community while I walk gives me that little extra joy I need to keep my feet moving. I know I need to return to this activity even when it’s a solitary endeavor, and I’ll get there, but for now having a friend helps!
Jennifer bundled up to stay cozy in the cold and we enjoyed the fresh (though slightly nippy) air, avoided the goose poop, and had a good long conversation uninterrupted by the real world.
Honestly, it was heavenly!
How about you? Would calling a friend make it more fun to be active today?