January 12

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It’s a New Year – Want a New YOU?

By Sue Ingebretson

January 12, 2016

Accountability, chronic illness, coach, fibromyalgia, Fitness, goals, mentor, mindset, moods, muscle, New Year, Nutrition, planning, positive, resolutions

Would you like increased energy, improved muscle tone, and/or a healthier weight? Perhaps your fibromyalgia or chronic illness symptoms get in the way of your New Year’s goals. Let’s just cut to the chase. Would you like a new body?

 

You and everyone else I know … including me!

 

I often hear comments like the following, from my clients.

 

“I just want new hips and knees.”

“I wish I had a new digestive system.”

“I’d like a body that doesn’t go berserk when I smell perfumes.”

 

Do you relate?

 

We often wish we could start from scratch and get a physical do-over. At this time of year, especially, we notice what we don’t have. We recognize the disparity between what we have and what we want.

 

The New Year provides

a time of anticipation and reflection

on what we’d like to change.

 

While we obviously can’t get a new body, we can make changes today – and in the days ahead – to facilitate transformation. Making small changes to reduce whole body inflammation affects every single system of the body. The results can be nothing short of amazing!

 

With small changes, we can transform ourselves into New and Improved versions of who we are today.

 

How, you say?

 

Start with the basics + Start simple + Start doable

No one who’s out of shape trains for a marathon by running marathons. Instead, she’d start with fitness activities that work within her personal limitations. She may enlist a buddy and begin a walking program. She might begin a few stretching programs at home to help with overall flexibility. Or, she may join a gym and get hooked up with a physical trainer.

 

In the same way, it’s helpful to incorporate simple and doable health mealtime practices. ADD more veggies to your meals. ADD more leafy greens. Drink more water and reduce/eliminate sugary or fake-sweetened drinks.

 

It may surprise you to find that moving your body and eating healthier foods have twice the benefits that you may think.

 

Healthier behaviors also lead

to better moods and a

happier, more positive outlook.

 

Want some of that?

 

I hope you do.

 

As I mentioned, start with the basics. But … don’t forget to start.

 

The New Year is a good time to seek out a New You. And, I’d like to nudge you into the notion of how that happens. Getting a New You doesn’t just happen on its own. Unplanned change does happen, but it’s not usually the change we desire.

 

What change DO you desire?

 

Get clear on what you’re looking for. What do you need to get going this year? An accountability partner? Written goals? The clarity of process that a mentor or coach can provide?

 

Figure out what will help you take that first step. That’s the only step that needs advance planning – the rest unfolds as you go.

 

Your next step is just one moment away ….

 

And, of course, let me know if you’d like my help.

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