When we take care of our bodies it is so much more than just make ourselves look good (Though most people go on diets or start a workout routine because they want to look better).
We should want to take care of our bodies so that we feel better.
When we feel better we naturally look better.
The health and wellness trend is at an all time high, but if we can just shift our motivations for taking care of our bodies we actually stand a better chance of being more consistent with being healthy.
Losing weight and looking better on the surface takes time to notice.
I have seen so many motivational memes that promote the phrase that it takes 4 weeks for you to see it, 8 weeks to for others to notice, and 12 weeks for the world to notice (or something along those lines).
Well I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell you the number of times I started a workout routine and never even made it to week 4. I couldn’t stay consistent with it because I couldn’t see results, but more importantly I didn’t feel a ton better so I didn’t see the benefits of continuing.
We like to see results fast. Well I’m sorry to say, but there is no diet or workout routine that can have you seeing results in your physique overnight.
However, you can start feeling better overnight. All you need is a new goal for your health and wellness. Instead of eating and exercising to look better, make new mission to feel better.
Finding Ayurveda, for me, changed so much of my life. It changed my health, my mental well-being, and so much more. You don’t have to choose Ayurveda (though I highly recommend looking into it), but I will suggest change your goal for your health.
What is Ayurveda?
Instead of eating right or workout out to look better, do it to feel better.
Cause as I said before, when you feel better you look better.
Eating to feel better will yield better results, especially if you listen to your body more.
Notice how you feel after eating.
How did the food you ate make you feel?
Did it make you feel energized?
Or heavy and lethargic?
Did it cause stomach problems?
How are the exercises you are doing make you feel?
Did they make you feel stronger?
Did you over push yourself?
Did they make you feel dizzy or light headed?
You body knows exactly what you need. You only need to listen closer.
Looking better will happen in time, but feeling better can happen a lot sooner and if your motivations are to feel better you will stay more consistent. You will start to notice which foods are not good to put in your body because you will feel it. You will know what exercises are best for you cause you will feel it.
The foods we eat and the exercises we do are suppose to give us energy and life.
If we do not feel energized afterwards then we need to listen to our bodies a little more closely.
Ayurveda had definitely taught me to listen more closely to the needs of my body and now I can say that I feel and look a lot healthier than I have in years. I haven’t felt this good since before I’ve had kids and let’s just say that was well over 10 years ago.
Go now and find what makes you feel good. What makes you feel healthy.
Cause when you feel good, you look good.
Namaste my lovelies!