Ah, the infamous "I can do it all myself" mentality. It's a classic trap that many of us fall into. We think we're superheroes who can take on the world, conquer all challenges, and transform ourselves into the best version of ourselves, all by ourselves.
But let's be real here. No matter how hard we try, we're not invincible. We're only human. And as much as we hate to admit it, we need help sometimes. Especially when it comes to making healthy habit changes, eating well, planning for success, and getting in healthy movement.
So, if you're ready to swallow your pride and embrace the power of collaboration, here are a few reasons why it's okay to ask for help:
You're not a health coach, personal trainer, or planner extraordinaire.
Sure, you might have watched a few YouTube videos on how to meal prep or do squats, but that doesn't make you an expert. There's a reason why people go to school for years to study nutrition or exercise science. They know what they're talking about. So,...
Did you know that when you are relaxed you actually burn more fat? Say, whaaaat? Yep. It's true. And also, when you are stressed, you accumulate more fat. So. Let's work on this, shall we?
You know that bloated feeling? It might not be happening because of what you ate. It could be digestive stress - meaning it is HOW you are eating. Are you working like a crazy person, running at warp speed, constantly eating on the go, multitasking during the meal, engaging in negative gossip? These are all ways in which we feed the stress response. And by now we know (or at least we should know if we've been paying attention) that our bodies cannot digest food when we are in the stress response.
Of course we know that eating under stress has been ingrained into our day to day. It is not only commonplace, it’s socially acceptable and often a prerequisite for managing life as we know it. Stress is the opposite of relaxation. When do we feel stress? Mostly...