The strain of coming behind on something important and challenging that you want to achieve can be disabling; it can create avoidance techniques, depression, and ultimately derail your goals. If you are beginning to feel the weight of your intentions and the stress of the challenge that came along with them, don’t throw in just yet! It is perfectly normal to struggle with making a change to your lifestyle or habits; and lucky for you, there are a couple of things you can do to keep the ball rolling. Slow your roll, friend Taking up a new goal usually comes with a boost of motivation for about the first week, then reality sets in, and your big plans of giving way to the gym for 2 hours every day of the week turn into endless hours of tv surfing. The phrase “your eyes were bigger than your mouth”, come to play here. You are entirely capable of stretching your mental limits to a level before your head and body gang up on you. Take it easy on yourself, if you are trying to do too much, break it down into smaller chunks. It is better to stretch a goal timeline out a couple weeks than to throw it away. Take a Day Off You don’t have to feel bad or guilty about taking a day for yourself from time to time. Our brains are naturally hardwired to resist change, and when we push too much, it often leads to fatigue and a lack of motivation. Taking little breaks tend to give us a...
Susan has an emerging specialty of getting great results for runners and fitness walkers. She enjoys sharing the knowledge she has gained through greatly improving her vitality and her 10k times with the support of whole foods nutrition. Susan works in partnership with her clients, providing them with new solutions, inspiration, and insights.
She is based in Chevy Chase, MD and meets with clients from anywhere over the phone and Skype.