We’ve all seen those ads and read the magazine covers: Recharge your metabolism with this one food! Lose 10 pounds in 3 days – no sweating required! (How? By chopping off an arm?) Just take this product and…
They all make it sound so easy, right?
We live in an age of instant everything – Amazon Prime can have anything to your door in 1 day, Instagram, 24-hour news. Almost anything you want to know is at your fingertips with a few tap, tap, taps of a screen.
If only achieving optimal health could be that fast and easy.
Just remember that it took time to get you to the point where change needed to be made–whether it was an illness or because of poor diet choices–and it’ll take time to bring your body to a state of optimal wellness. Good things really do take time. A day-old bottle of Merlot is just grape juice, and nobody is falling for that.
Patience is key when approaching this new type of lifestyle change. If you put in the hard work, your efforts WILL be rewarded. Your body will catch up with those tiny & good choices you are making and when that day comes, you will feel on top of the world both physically and mentally.
In the meantime when you are feeling discouraged, take time to focus on your small victories. Do you have more energy? Do you sleep better at night? Does your skin look a little more brilliant? Whatever it is, those seemingly small life adjustments speak volumes over numbers on a chart or scale. Slow progress is still progress.
Health isn’t just a destination. It’s a journey to be experienced; day by day, bite by bite.