I’ve got a big confession for you today … and yes, this happens to coaches, too.
The other day I was just not into being “healthy.” I wasn’t in the mood for the lunch I made … the dinner I planned … or getting outside for some fresh air.
I don’t know why, exactly, but I was dreading it, and I kept finding things to do INSTEAD of what I had originally planned.
It wasn’t because I needed a day off. It was just one of those days.
So here’s what I did …
I laced up my sneakers and went outside for a walk.
I told myself: “Just walk for 10 minutes, and if I want to turn around after that, I’ll just turn around and come back.”
And, you guessed it: after 10 minutes, I felt so much better I decided to keep going.
Not only that, but I ended up making the dinner I planned because I shifted into a better mindset.
Was it my best “healthy” day ever? No.
But it didn’t have to be.
The important thing is I showed up for myself.
The fact is when it comes to building healthy habits, what really makes or breaks your success are the times you follow through when you don’t want to.
It solidifies your commitment to yourself, your health, and your goals.
So the next time you’re thinking of ditching your healthy habits … tell yourself: JUST 10 MINUTES.