Back to my conversation with Toni-Ann. Wellness is at the core of success when it comes to overall health because wellness isn’t just about your weight or how you look. Wellness speaks to your overall state of being – your emotional, intellectual and physical health. It’s about how you manage stress and how you care for yourself.
Self care is not selfish. It’s about listening to your body and giving it what it needs. That can mean rest, exercise, nourishing food or even a bit of indulgence.
Like most, I’ve tried the fad diets. The ones with strict rules and little flexibility. The ones that leave you hungry and constantly craving more of what you can’t have. These types of diets have two problems: 1) they aren’t sustainable or a way of life, and therefore 2) they don’t set you up for success.
For me, wellness is about taking control of your life and being intentional. I’m a huge Mel Robbins fan and loved “Take Control of Your Life” on Audible.
She highlights how our bodies give us signals before our minds even know what’s going on. The key to success… paying attention to those signals instead of ignoring them. This is one of the reasons that I love the concept of intuitive eating. It encourages you to focus on what you need instead of what you want or is most convenient. It helps you get in-tune with your body, which in turn allows you to better manage wellness overall.
With the holiday season right around the corner, food and drink are a huge part of being social. The ability to enjoy a glass of wine or indulge in a sweet treat not only brings pleasure, but also brings belonging. An ability to connect with others in a shared way and truly enjoy an experience.
So, take a minute for yourself and enjoy the full podcast to learn a little more about how you can go about achieving your wellness goals without restriction or guilt.