What’s keeping you?

So here we are again.  A few degrees on the thermometer, and many of you are trying to wiggle your way into a swimsuit or a pair of shorts.  Why?

Is this a right of passage for a change in seasons?  It shouldn’t be, but for women, it often is.  But really IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE; and not just in seasons.

I’ve often wondered, what keeps people from asking for help?  Fear of being perceived as a failure?  If it’s securing a personal trainer’s help, fear of how hard you will be asked to work?  Money? Time? Commitment?

As a nurse, I’ve seen people at their worst; and not just physically.  That part is often more fixable.  Sometimes it isn’t, if we’re talking what’s thought of as a chronic condition.  But even then, chronic doesn’t mean daily.  And it doesn’t mean the condition isn’t amenable to change. That being said, if you are struggling, what keeps you from asking for help?  This is where I need your help.

Tell me your fears are if you are struggling with a sense of what nutrition, or incorporating more activity into your life means to you.  I’d also like to hear from you if you just finished physical therapy or cardiac rehab, and want a little more supervised exercise.

A change of seasons needn’t only refer to weather conditions.  Seasons can also herald replacing old attitudes & behaviors with newer fresher ones.  And finding out how to do this, can start here & now.

Feedback needed.

 

Contact me at serrenity.c@gmail.com

It’s getting to be that time of year again….

It’s beginning to look a lot like…no not Christmas.  That’s come & gone for the year.  No, this has to do with the ritualistic obsession we have with the NEW YEAR, NEW YOU premise.

We’ve all made them.  You know those resolutions we love to hate, & often negate 2 weeks into the new year.  From tidying up our lives, organizing our finances, to the ever continuing saga of weight, here we go again.

What is so beguiling about this ritual, that we keep doing it over & over, with limited or mixed results?  Is it the idea of a fresh start?  We begin a new day, each & every day.  But few of us see this as a new or fresh start.  We aerate our lungs 12-24 times per minute.  This is rarely seen as a shining beginning.  Yet it is, & if you have ever struggled with breathing or shortness of breath, this is something you really don’t take for granted.

If exercise, cognitive nutrition, or seeing the scale numbers descend instead of ascend are part of your goals, consider this:  What exactly will change?  Perhaps making a list before going to the grocery store?  Meal planning?  Keeping a food diary?  What types of exercise do you find appealing?  If the answer is none, we can talk.  How many times per week can you commit to an exercise routine?  For how long?  Lastly, are you caught up in the trends?  Gluten free?  Low carb, no carb, high protein?  Coconut oil? These are just a few.  I could easily go on for another paragraph, perhaps even another post.

Perhaps, this year IS the year; for whatever you wish to achieve, to finally take shape.  I can tell you this however, it takes more than a little commitment, and answering the above questions.  It takes a change.  Not just effort–change.  Well what does THAT MEAN?

It’s the motto which appears on my logo, as well as the signs on my JEEP.  CHANGE YOUR MIND, NOT JUST YOUR BODY.  For that to occur, SOMETHING has to rise up in you.  And not just rise up, SUSTAIN YOU.  That SOMETHING won’t care whether you ever make it into a size 4 jean, or get into a bikini.  That may be nice, or an added benefit, but it won’t sustain you; at least not in the long-term.  When that SOMETHING takes hold though, you will know it.

Perhaps, it may even prompt you to give me a call, or drop me an email.  After all, it’s what I do.

 

Like what you see?  Then you’ll love what you hear.  LIFE TRAINING WITH CRYSTAL will be going podcast.  I will still continue writing,  This is just another venue, as well as a new venture.  I hope to have it as part of this blog, for easy access.  More to come.

 

Questions?  Comments?  Contact me at serrenity.c@gmail.com

 

 

Last installment of ARE YOU EATING BECAUSE OF WHAT’S EATING YOU?

This has been a series which for me, is personal.  When I decided to take my nursing expertise from the after thought of health, to the forefront, i.e. PREVENTATIVE, I’ve had little support.  There are those who see this as WHY DON’T YOU STAY IN YOUR LANE, AS A NURSE?  WELL, unless I’m driving, that advice for me does not apply.

Those of you who are struggling with what a sense of health, wellness, illness, exercise, or nutrition means to you, I can help.  However, I don’t do this alone,  If you like what you see, I will soon be adding a DONATE button.  More details to come.  Thank you