How to Reach Your 2020 Nutrition Goals

We all start the year with the best intentions. I know you want to crush those goals for 2020! I can imagine you are starting this new year feeling overwhelmed with enthusiasm. You’re ready to move towards your nutrition goals full. steam. AHEAD!

I’m rooting for you, because I also know what a huge difference a change in diet and lifestyle can make. Making it a priority to eat better has changed my body and my mind. It has helped with my anxiety, made a drastic difference in my skin, helped balance my hormones, and gotten my gut on track for good.

Knowing how much this change has helped me, I get so fired up when I hear that other people have a goal to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. I want to see you win! But I also know what stands in your way. That’s why today I wanted to share with you a suggestion that could make or break your ability to meet your nutrition goals.

The suggestion is simple: hire an expert!

When your toilet overflows, you call a plumber.

When you need a cavity filled, you go to a dentist.

When you’re buying a home, you enlist the help of a realtor.

So when you’re ready to overhaul the way you eat, why not hire a nutritionist? Someone who is trained in nutrition has a lot to offer. If you haven’t considered the benefits before, you may want to dig deeper. The reasons, after all, back up why it’s such a good idea in the first place.

Education. Yes, your nutrition professional is (should be – double check this!) educated, but that’s not what I’m talking about. What’s really great about working with a professional is that they get a chance to educate you. With this gained knowledge, you will have the tools you need to make a long-lasting change. Plus, knowledge is so empowering! With enough of it you will be able to make your own educated decisions in the future, even after the experience of working with a professional is over.

Support. The ultimate goal of a nutrition professional is not to work with you forever. The goal is to support you on your journey as much as possible to ensure your success. This person can cheer you on and help keep you moving toward your goal with enthusiasm. Not only that, but they can provide you with the tools you need to make this a sustained change, and not one that lasts only as long as your motivation does.

Accountability. This is one of the most powerful tools available when creating a change. Being held accountable can be the key to so many people meeting their goals! Some of us just need that person. I know when I began working out, I loved having a trainer because they kept me accountable for the work I was doing. High accountability reduces excuses. If you are someone who struggles with this in particular, hiring a professional is really going to help you.

If you are ready to turn your 2020 goals into full gear, I hope you will seriously consider hiring an expert! If your goal is not necessarily nutrition, remember that hiring an expert to help you is transferable across all your other goals. Consider it a short-term investment in a long-term change.

I hope you work hard in 2020 for what you want, and let great things happen for you!

How to Deal When People Disappoint You

It’s normal to have high hopes when you meet someone new – be it a romantic or platonic relationship. Kind of exciting, isn’t it? 

Will they like you? Will you like them? What should you wear? Maybe you’ve finally found someone with whom to go axe throwing, or snow shoeing, or join that fantasy book club with you! You know – whatever it is you do.

You really don’t know what’s going to happen – maybe you’ll hit it off, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll only meet every once in a while, maybe you’ll be inseparable. Maybe you’ll have a heart wrenching falling out, or maybe over months and years, you will just drift away.

The point here is, you don’t know. You have to take a chance in order to find out. It’s a leap of faith – with each and every new connection.

Sometimes, you don’t get a return on your investment. Hey, don’t worry, we’ve all been there!

When someone doesn’t turn out to be the person we had hoped, it’s hard. I speak only for myself when I say I’ve had “friend breakups” that absolutely rocked me to my core. And amidst all the emotions I felt, the biggest one was anger.

Why?

Because I felt like the loss of their friendship was ALL. MY. FAULT. I would spend hours agonizing, wondering what I had done wrong. Why was this happening to me ?

I immediately internalized the entire experience as something that was all a result of me, completely forgetting that there was a whole other person involved.

So if it doesn’t work out, does that mean the other person hates you? Maybe. But just entertain this: there could be other reasons why they haven’t made time for you, or why you drifted. Maybe they are dealing with mental health issues. Maybe their significant other doesn’t like you. Maybe you guys just aren’t on the same page anymore. That last one is honestly and truly completely normal, as much as most people hate to admit when it’s happening to them.

People change, people including you. You need room to grow, and perhaps so do they.

And if that is of no comfort to you, just know that it’s true what they say: some people aren’t meant to stay in your life.

We meet everyone for a reason. Sometimes it really is for true companionship. Other times, it’s simply a lesson. Like it or not, good or bad, you learned something from that experience with that person.

You can’t hate on that.

Regardless of where the relationship went, you got something from it. You learned. Improved maybe even!

People will disappoint you – relationships of all varieties will flounder and fail. Make the most of them when they last, and don’t forget to take something from them when you’re done.

And it’s probably not all your fault.

And you’re always going to be okay.

 

Thanks for reading!