We like to hang out in our comfort zone. It’s comfortable in there! Warm, snuggly, and easy. We know what we’re doing. We know what to expect. It’s re-watching The Office for the 19th time instead of trying a new show. It’s ordering the same dish from the same restaurant every Saturday, instead of trying something new. It’s scrolling past your friend’s heartfelt post about dismantling white supremacy, and stopping to watch a cute puppy video instead.
Humans like predictability, and stability. So much so, that often times we’ll choose our normal routine over anything novel, even if our normal routine totally sucks.
We’ll choose to live with chronic back and joint pain, rather than working to alleviate the root cause.
Despite our obvious health challenges and red flags, we’ll choose to eat the same cheap & easy foods, because learning how to cook a vegetable seems like too much work. Who needs more work?
Even though we can’t run with our kids or climb on the playground with them, we’ll avoid exercise because it’s hard.
It’s incredible how much physical and emotional pain humans can put up with on a day to day basis, solely because they perceive changing their habits to be even more painful. In reality, change doesn’t have to be a horrible, painful experience. Done right, it can make you feel better almost immediately.
You don’t have to go from 100% McDonalds to 100% Whole 30 to make progress.
You don’t have to go from 100% sedentary to working out every single day, to make progress.
You don’t have to miss out on all your favorite things, just to be healthy.
Exercise doesn’t have to suck.
Eating healthier doesn’t have to suck.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean you suck all the joy out of your life.
Huge, sweeping aggressive changes are the most painful, and they rarely work for the long haul. The way to make big changes over time is through small, doable, sustainable steps.
Exercise can, and should, be fun. Start small and build.
Eating healthier means making marginally better choices consistently.
Taking care of yourself means finding small ways to put your health first.
If you feel like you’re stuck in a painful rut that you want to change, but you feel like changing is too hard…
We’re here to tell you that there’s real hope for you. There’s a better future waiting for you, where you have the energy, confidence, and strength you’ve always wanted. One day at a time, we can help you get there.