When my business coach Pamela told me she was adopting the word SIMPLIFY for 2019, a lightbulb went on in my whole body. "Wow," I thought. "How many areas of my life, both mental and physical, could use a little simplification? What would it feel like to have everything more streamlined and decluttered?"
And the more I thought about that word, the more excited I was about it not only for myself and my household but also for how going back to basics could my help my own clients! [Y'all, I didn't promise my sentence structure would get simplified...I'll work on it.]
The fitness industry is mired in this technique and that method; this cleanse and that diet. There are at least 11 types of yoga and after those who went on the I'm-Paleo-and-therefore-can't-eat-potatoes bandwagon, the Paleo Powers That Be decided they were good for you again! (Side note: Potatoes are not evil.)
Here's what we know to be fact:
Humans are designed to move;
Humans only need a certain amount of food to stay at the same weight.
Therefore, we can infer that we should:
Eat less if we want to lose weight or more if we want to gain.
So why is it that we make it SO HARD to move more and eat the right amount? Could it be for the reason Marie Kondo outlines in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, in that quote above? Is it possible that, even though we WANT to look and feel better, we make things as complicated as possible because we're afraid of letting something from the past go? Or that we're afraid of how much work it's going to be moving forward? Or afraid of future failure? Or even afraid of future success?
What could happen if we sweep our usual negative inner thoughts/excuses/rationals clear out of our minds when it comes to making changes that can positively affect our health? What if we choose to accept the facts and just DO IT: Move more, eat less. Without the drama because if we want to get to D from A we have to go through B and C?
Well, I'm not sure but that's what this year will be spent figuring out.
How have YOU simplified things in your life and what was the outcome?
What do YOU want to simplify in your own life?
I wanna know! Leave a comment below!
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