It's about becoming YOUR best, not anyone else's.
Let's dive into that because it applies to the #YourHealthWealth post for this week.
And it's down right empowering when YOU finally step into honouring YOU, on your own terms!
Becoming your "best" self does not mean your healthiest looking self, although fantastic if that's a result of the work you're doing, but it's about how you feel and what you need to honor. When we set health goals they should be 1. Practical 2. Attainable 3. Empowering and anything other than that has the potential to bring you down or worse, pull you back!
Yogi sister @theenchantedlife reminded me over the weekend that it's about setting yourself up to succeed, soooo maybe don't start a new diet on the first and busiest day of your week (Monday usually). Try starting any other day and maybe you won't feel so overwhelmed or defeated. Think about ways you can set goals that will automatically set you up for success like: what time of day is your energy the greatest? Are there days you could prepare in your week to make goals easier? Do you feel positive and inspired by these goals?
Again, feel empowered by the goals you set... so just because someone thrives off a vegan diet doesn't mean you HAVE to. The choice is yours and you have the power to listen to what your body needs and to become aware of how it responds. This applies to diets, workouts, lifestyles, etc!
Story time- I woke up yesterday with the best intentions, thinking my body needed an intense workout & advanced ashtanga inversion workshop and it turns out my body was screaming NO! Midway through that idea I decided to listen, I opted for a yin class and melted right into where I NEEDED to be instead of where I thought I needed to be. My best self wasn't forcing myself into a practice (like I thought), it was listening to its calls for recovery.
Your best self is not a diet or workout trend, it's about finding what works for you and honouring that and sometimes even that changes over time. Your best self is non-judging and always accepting. Go easy, step into your best version, not anyone else's. If it feels forced, it is, let your heart guide you.