Food Is Not Your Enemy

Are You Stuck on the Back Burner?

It’s easy to put yourself last. Work takes up almost every waking hour. If you have kids, they take up the rest. Then there’s the stuff that has to be done around the house, bills to pay, food shopping to be done, and maybe, just maybe, a few minutes at the end of the day to watch TV. But real, quality “me” time? And your health? Those are things that will just have to wait.

But wait for what? When, exactly, will you ever find time to take care of yourself? If you keep putting it off, sooner or later you’ll be forced to make time, like when you finally burn out, get sick, and realize you just can’t keep up your current pace.

Before you reach the point of breaking down from stress, or hearing that your constant eating-on-the-go has led to a diagnosis of reflux or diabetes, or realizing that without really noticing it you put on 15 pounds this past year, take some time to reassess where you and your health fall on your priority list.

If making changes for the better and paying attention to your well-being are always on the back burner, now’s as good a time as any to fix that. You’re busy, and you will continue to be. But you can simply resolve to do something for yourself–today–or suddenly years will slip by and you’ll still be neglecting your health and doing the same-old, same-old.

Start small. Do one thing this week that you know is a step in the right direction. Eat something green instead of something deep-fried. Go for a brisk walk. See how much it costs to take a yoga class at that studio nearby. Make an appointment to get a physical. Little actions like this will all start to add up as the weeks go by, and will begin to make a real difference in how you feel.

And if you need support in reaching your health or weight-loss goals for 2011, please contact me to set up time for a free consultation. You can see how I’ve helped my clients here.

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