Oops I did it again. I went off track with my healthy lifestyle.
I'm a Certified Health Coach/ PMA Certified Pilates Teacher, don't I know better? WHAT GIVES?
Well first off I KNEW I was going off the rails. I've been doing this work for a while. I know my tricks and lies I tell myself. I know my triggers and that when I get into fearful thinking, it takes everything I've got to be the Wellness Warrior I know I am and fight for what I really want.
So do I know better? Hell yes. Did I still gain five pounds over the last few weeks? You bet.
I am what you call a classic "Self Sabotage Sally". This means I say I want a healthy, vibrant life and a fit body, but I go ahead and make sure that doesn't happen.
Luckily I've done some work, know some stuff (um, I do this for a living!) and know some key people to help me get back on track.
How do I deal with "SSS"? I treat myself just like a client. I start with the basics.
These are the top 5 Questions I ask myself and clients when they are headed off the cliff (and the first two are not even about food!):
Are you doing daily reflective journaling and meditation. Why not?
Are you drinking enough water (half your body weight in ounces). Why not?
Are you doing daily workouts (walking counts). Why not?
Are you cooking at home. Why not?
Are you prepared with easy, healthy food options? Why not?
BONUS QUESTION: Are you happy? Why not?
I go through all the habits that make healthy living successful and see where I'm off and why. Usually I have really crappy, silly, BS answers for the why...but deep down I know it's a symptom of a bigger issue. I've lost myself and my goals somewhere along that way and now I need to find them.
So can Health Coaches (and Pilates teachers) still coach and have these FLAWS? You bet! Life is a journey, no one is perfect. I've been able to cut this Sally Self Sabotage down from YEARS to weeks (and sometimes even hours). Not too shabby if you ask me.
I'm nowhere near the person I used to be and I will be someone different at the end of 2012. It's exciting and life is a wonderful experience that teaches me on a daily basis.
Perfection is an illusion. I don't want to be perfect, I just want to be the best and healthiest me I can be every day. When I go off the Health Wagon, I get back on as fast as I can.
What are your struggles? Talk to me, maybe I can help!