live well now | own your weaknesses

As you know by now, our greatest hope is to help you make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.  And in case you missed it, we've shared approaches starting with how we think about our health, creating a wellness vision, finding motivation and setting SMART goals to actually make that vision happen.  We hope identifying your strengths to make healthy changes after this recent post was another helpful step.

 I found yoga after I decided to stop dancing in college because of an injury and the stress and time it was taking up in my life.  Weakness: an injured body and mind (feeling like a major quitter).  Strength: I found a new love and became certified to teach soon after.  -Maria

I found yoga after I decided to stop dancing in college because of an injury and the stress and time it was taking up in my life.  Weakness: an injured body and mind (feeling like a major quitter).  Strength: I found a new love and became certified to teach soon after.  -Maria

Today we want to talk about the things that seem to get in the way of us being healthier, but in a positive, own it and use it, productive way. We can actually use our weaknesses to help us grow and change instead of letting them constantly hold us back.  We're guessing you're more aware of your weaknesses than your strengths, right? It's a huge part of the a daily battle to get past them.  But instead of trying to push them aside or letting them get the best of us, let's use them to our advantage.  Have you always loved baking but you feel like you have to give it up to be healthy?  Don't do it!  Use that love and start experimenting with healthy substitutions or new recipes (we've got a great recipe you can start with here).  Do you get bored with your workouts? Have you tried every fad diet around?  Is your energy low? Do you crave sweets? We've totally, completely been there.  Use your experience, figure out why it hasn't worked for you in the past and how to make it work in the future. Being healthy is not about transforming into a completely different person. If you love quick and convenient food shop and prepare to have quick and convenient - healthy - snacks and meals. Does a weakness come to mind that you think you could find a way to fit it into your healthy lifestyle?  Own it! It's you baby. And it's time to make it a strength for lasting change.