Have you ever had a goal but found yourself slipping back to your old ways?
This has been me the past week. It all started with a Kit-Kat candy bar from my little gals Halloween bucket. It was an innocent treat that has led to a week of downward spiral in my healthy habits.
I am going to admit, life is nuts right now but I probably don’t have to tell you that. I am in the season where I am navigating Covid as a business owner, trying to run two businesses while birthing a third…times are just a bit crazy!
Needless to say, my health has taken a back seat to this very fast forward racing car called life.
Here is the thing. This is not how I want to live my life. So where do we go from here?
We are faced with a choice when our train falls off the tracks, we can either keep on the ever-familiar, comfy, well-traveled path OR we can pull our big girl pants up and take the road less traveled.
It is sometimes easy to choose comfort and say “this is just who I am”. The question you should ask yourself though is, “were you happy in this “comfort” place?”
The answer is probably no, hence why you made the change in the first place.
The truth is, it is going to be HARD.
Why is it you started this journey of transformation?
The word transform is defined as making a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of.
Transformation is not an easy process. You are going to have moments you fall. Embrace it. Welcome it. Just know it is all part of the journey.
Habits are like roots of an old oak tree. When we create new ones, we are uprooting the old oak tree and planting a new little seedling that we have to foster and care for. IT IS A LOT OF WORK!
Every time you find yourself slipping into old routines, you have a choice. You can re-commit and get back onto the path or you can choose comfort.
The question you must ask yourself is, is this path going to get me the life I want to live? The version of me that I yearn for?
Each time you decide to climb back up onto the horse, you are strengthening new brain pathways to creating new habits. You need reps and consistency.
Before you know it, your new habits will become a “normal” routine.
So, if you are like me today, let’s recommit ourselves to our health journeys.
We have got this!