Over the past couple of weeks I’ve alluded to a fun, personal project that I recently embarked on and I am happy to share with you all that I’ve been working with a health coach. Maybe you are scratching your heads right now…saying to yourselves, but Sarah you are already so healthy…but Sarah you look great…but Sarah you help coach others. And perhaps some of those things are true BUT I believe we are all a work in progress and we all need coaches in this game of life.
I have come so far in my relationship with food and exercise. Even as I type this on a total rest day (2-3 years ago I worked out at least 2 hours a day 7 days a week) I am amazed by the progress I’ve made. BUT I still don’t love my relationship with food and my body. About a month ago I started thinking about the boys growing up and family dinners, I never want the boys to realize that foods are ‘bad’ and ‘good.’ I don’t want them not to eat a certain food because mom said it was ‘bad’ for her…I want them to eat foods because mommy said it is healthy! I want them to eat foods because mommy said it will make me stronger and smarter! I want them to eat foods because they enjoy the way it looks and tastes…but if I want THEM to do that then don’t I have to do that first?
So I set out on a mission. I follow Brynn over at Balancing B and see her post about health coaching and her amazing relationship with food and her body since going through training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Brynn shares her life on her blog and her life as a new mom…through her sharing I began to realize we are much alike and that her journey to her body love relationship now is much like mine! She has dealt with many of the same ‘issues’ that I and I’m betting many of you deal with. Bad foods vs. good foods…body hating…over exercising…under exercising…poor mental head talk (you know ladies when you beat yourself up after you eat that one thing you just weren’t supposed to eat).
I won’t lie I didn’t want to reach out to Brynn. I was afraid if I reached out to her and if I told you all about it somehow it would make me less of a coach to you. But I’m finding out that is sooo not the truth! I realize by working on myself I am making myself a better woman, a better wife, a better mom, a better daughter, and a better accountability coach to many of you. If I am a better, more wholesome person my life will become better, more wholesome.
Over the past couple of weeks I began working with Brynn as my health coach. I’ll be sharing much of my journey with you all and even let Brynn share a bit over the next few weeks too! Next week I plan to share my first month’s experience working with a health coach. I think many could benefit from a health coach and if you are like me you might not even know just what a health coach does so I can’t wait to share.
But as for today I just wanted you all to know that I recognize the ‘perfection’ that can come across in blog world but folks no one is perfect. We should all be working each day to make our tomorrow a bit better, to make ourselves a bit better, to make our souls and faith a bit stronger…each day is just a step in our journey. This journey for me now just has another support team member on my side!
Have you ever worked with a health coach? What is one area in your fitness or nutrition life that you’d like to improve?
Creating Better Tomorrow Tip – Always look to improve each and every day. These improvements don’t have to be major. Perhaps consider just smiling 5 more times a day compared to the day before. Each day a bit better, each day a bit happier, each day a bit fuller than the day before!