This morning, after getting everyone out of the door and off to school, I went for a run, lifted some weights and prepared myself a completely kick ass healthy breakfast.
But the time I got to "work" it was closing in on noon. For someone who already feels like there aren't enough hours in the day for everything that needs to be done, you'd think I'd be upset. Instead I feel AMAZING. SUPER AMAZING even.
What is NOT so amazing is the harsh realization of how freaking long it's been since I've felt like this.
I've been working so hard this past year on learning everything I can to make my new business take root and grow, that I've let my own health slide further and further down the priority list. It wasn't intentional of course, and it was so easy to get caught up in the joy of helping some incredible clients along the way, that I didn't even realize how far I had slipped.
That is one of the scariest things about letting good habits slide to the wayside. You don't feel any differently at first. And then as you slowly start to feel less amazing, you soon forget what SUPER AMAZING is altogether. And the next thing you know feeling "meh" is the new normal, and being healthy is something you try to pack into a weekend.
You'd think as a health coach I'd be better at keeping this from happening. But life is funny like that. It doesn't always go as you want, and that's okay too.
So I'm still making adjustments and working my way through some learning curves here. I guess the silver lining is that I'm definitely in touch with just how hard it is to do it all, and take care of ourselves as well. :) But I know that I can do it, and so can you!!
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.