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I Eat Healthy…BUT…

11/23/2020

I Eat Healthy…BUT…

What I have learned the past several years is that people in general know how to eat healthy.  In fact most conversations with people about health they will say to me “I eat healthy.”  I am one of those people, as well, who is proud to declare my “healthy eating habits.” What I have noticed though…is that “I eat healthy, but”.. 

I eat healthy, but I need chocolate. I eat healthy, but I drink 4 diet cokes per day.  I eat healthy, but if someone brings donuts to work I’m going to have 1 or 2 or 3.  I eat healthy, but I don’t drink enough water.  The BUT’s are not bad…however they accumualte before we realize it. Then suddenly we aren’t seeing results from our healthy eating because the “but’s,” as small as they may seem, are sabotaging us.  

Here is what I know about my but’s.  They are habits that need to be broken.  Habits that I do not have the willpower to break on my own; and, as much as I love my spouse, he is not the accountability that I need.  The moment he says, “I thought you weren’t gonna eat that,” is the moment I want to drop kick him!  

Long story short, my but’s had my progress stalled and I had established habits that I couldn’t break on my own. So, in an effort continue to invest in myself, I hired a nutrition coach.  The first step of what I expect to be a year long journey is to change some habits.  The But’s that seem to get me stuck every time.  It’s amazing how much more motivated I am knowing that someone is checking on me to make sure I follow through. When I feel the habits tapping me on the shoulder enticing me – I reach out to my coach who gives me an alternative to get me through the cravings.  Sometimes I fail, and when I do I’m not shamed; we just make adjustments to help me be as successful as possible.  

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Investing In Yourself First

I hate feeling like I can’t do something.  I hate it even more when something out of my control is limiting me from it.  For the past 6 years I have owned a CrossFit Gym, and the past 10 years I have been pretty consistent in prioritizing my fitness.  I’m not a superstar athlete and honestly even in the world of “mom crossfitters” I’m pretty darn average.  After having 3 kids my body is a little worn down. 

I haven’t done the best job of making sure I have recovered.  In the push to “do all the things” and be a super human in all areas of my life I have kept pushing through some discomfort.  Fast forward 20 months postpartum and now I’m having some pretty significant back/sciatic pain that is affecting every day life and forced me into physcial therapy.  (Shout out to Dr. Beavers at Momentum Sports and Performance).  

The other day in physical therapy I had a revelation.  I needed to make a shift from the CrossFit that I so love (not forever, just for a season).  This shift does not mean I’m not going to workout.  In fact – it means I’m going to workout with a purpose.  I hired an awesome personal trainer (Genny Tidwell shoutout), who is going help with some Kourtney specific training for the next few months.  

Suddenly I feel like a newbie at the gym.  I have my first session tonight and I’m NERVOUS!  What is she going to have me do?  It’s gonna be hard!  I’m not going to want to do it!  Which is WHY!!! I hired a coach.  I know me, and even with all the resources and equipment in the world (I mentioned I own a gym right?) I’m not going to do it on my own.  At least I’m not going to do it well.

If I have learned anything in the last year it’s that I need a coach.  I have hired one in my business, I’m seeking one in my spiritual life and NOW I have a coach just for my personal fitness.  She’s gonna help me reach my goal and probably set some I didn’t even know I had.  Do you need a coach?  I know that you do.  The question is will you invest in yourself enough to get one.  We both know you deserve it.