Summer is on the Horizon
Okay, so it’s only March, but let’s be honest, the New Years Resolution thing has worn off, the winter weather has had us huddled indoors for warmth, and we are beginning to crave sunshine, activity and maybe even…. salad!! Spring will be here, and then comes summer with short sleeves and exposed skin. Are you ready? Do you feel confident? I only bring this up because it’s just about now that spring fever hits and it’s a FANTASTIC time to change because the world around us will start to change and blossom very soon and why shouldn’t we change and blossom as well?
“Change is good!”, “Change is necessary!”, “Let the change begin!”. But how do we do that? Where do we start? What do we change first? This process of change can be overwhelming and hard, but it doesn’t have to be. There are things you can start with and get immediate results and there are people who can help to get the accountability we all need and the support that can carry you through the harder times.
Let the Change Begin!
The first step to change is awareness. Guess what? If you are reading this blog, you have nailed this one! You are aware you need change. Maybe there are some things that are just not “feeling” right in your body currently. Perhaps you are having trouble finding the energy to get you through the day. Do you have energy lows that slow you down? Is it possibly the case that you may be holding on to a few extra pounds that you would love to see shed by summer? Are you aware that nutrition changes could help you meet your health goals?
The second step is desire. Now here’s the BIG question. Do you care enough about the problem you are aware of to have the desire to change? Are you uncomfortable enough to put the effort into changing? I have a friend who knows she’s a little over weight by some people’s standards, but she’s comfortable with herself. She’s not worried about her health at this point and has no desire to make the changes to lose weight right now. That’s okay. But if that’s not your story, if you do have the desire to change then you are likely ready to take the next step!
Knowledge is the third step. Finding the how. What is the plan to get me where I want to be. This is the stage where researching options comes into play. If you are trying to lose weight you might start researching diet options, you may investigate getting support with a coach, you may look into joining a gym to start getting more active. This stage may be more complicated if it includes a health issue and knowing where to look for knowledge can be daunting but doing the research sets you up for the next step to change.
Action. Taking action is SO empowering. It allows us to move forward and take control of the situation we have been dealing with or might have thought was impossible for us to get a handle on. This is where No Shoes Nutrition stands apart from other nutrition programs. We help you focus on your individual needs and symptoms. We help you learn to feed the exact issue that is plaguing you the most and get to the root of what is holding you back. We do this with nutrition which is completely in your control and can be done in a cost-effective manor. When you are ready to take action support and accountability will keep you on track and help you with the final stage of change as well.
The final step to change is perseverance. When you are ready to give up, who do you have to support you and help you stay on track? It’s hard to know where to move when things might not be going as planned. No Shoes Nutrition sticks with you as long as you need us. We support our clients when things are going right on track as well as when things might be going a little sideways. Life gets in the way of the best laid plans, knowing how to swerve and stay the course takes practice and perseverance to figure out how your body works.
With No Shoes Nutrition you never feel you are taking the steps to change alone. Do you want to get even healthier? Are you curious about how No Shoes Nutrition can help you make the changes you have been thinking about? Let’s chat about how health coaching can help you make your own healthy changes so that you aren’t having to go about changing alone? Schedule an initial complimentary consultation with Penny or Megan today—or pass this offer on to someone you care about! Visit www.noshoesnutrition.com and sign up for a FREE consultation. We work with clients from all over the world individually or in groups so don’t let anything hold you back!