Live in the Sunshine, swim the sea and drink the wild air.
- Ralph Emerson
How to make this 30 days work for you longer term.
Anyone can go on a strict regime and get results, this is called a fad and is not something that I am an advocate for. You will end up worse than you started if you are focused on "just getting through" and not paying attention to what is happening and the subtle shifts that you have an opportunity to make if you embrace this program and let go of what is no longer serving you.
The purpose of this 30 Days is to get a clearer view of what is and isn't working in your wellbeing regime. To take some time to modify what is not working and assess how you would like your lifestyle to look like moving forward. There is a huge difference between occasional indulgences and daily habits that lead to poor health and it is up to you as to which of these stays and which of these goes.
Your daily tracker allows you to assess your days and over the week you will notice some patterns of behaviour that may be at the root of your health concerns. It might be a thought pattern, an eating habit of an avoidance technique that you use to get out of exercise. Whatever it is, once you have written it down and acknowledged that it exists it is your choice what you would like to do with it. Fast forward 6 months and project what kind of impact this might have on your life 6 months from now. If the effect is negligible then no need to change however if you can feel that this might be impacting you from leading a fulfilling life without self limitations then maybe it is perfect timing to be working through this.
Make some decisions daily about where you are and where you would like to be with your health. What you are willing to change right now and what you believe is not negatively impacting your life and you are happy to keep in perhaps smaller doses. There is no bad food in my opinion, the only time a food becomes unideal is when it is impacting you in a negative way. The old rule of everything in moderation still reigns true not matter what the latest health magazine is trying to jam into your head.
The first week is always the toughest but also the most incredible time to listen to what is really going on. Our reactions are heightened, our desire to quit is at its peak and we are most likely to discover where our real weaknesses are. So just like being dumped in the surf or in life in general. Embrace it as an incredible opportunity to learn more about yourself and shift from a state of aggravation and frustration to one of curiosity and learning. What can you learn about your sneaky habits from this experience.
"Take your hands off the steering wheel. Be able to say to the Universe, 'Thy will be done,' and to know it within your intentions. Spend time in this thought. Consider what it means to say, 'Thy will be done,' and allow life to go into the hands of the Universe completely." - Gary Zukav The Seat if the Soul