It's a New Year. What Is Holding You Back From Being Healthy?

Can I tell you something?

There’s something I didn’t realize when I first started working with people who want to make their health and wellness a priority, people who are sick of feeling less than amazing, and people who are confused about who to listen to for advice.

Here it is:  Most of us already know the basic things we can do to improve our health!

There is a lot of information (and mis-information) about the foods we eat. Just look at the variety of books in the ‘diet’ or ‘health’ section of your local bookstore. But when it comes down to it, we still know the basic things we should be doing to improve our health.

In fact, when I ask my clients “What are three things you think you could be doing to improve your health?” I get similar answers each time:

  1. Be more active
  2. Stop eating _______ or stop drinking ________ 
  3. Eat more vegetables

While I will add more items to that list, the point is that we intuitively know how to make ourselves well. But when it comes to following through? That’s where we fall apart. I know! I have done it too.


For the next week, I’d like you to think about the obstacles that are stopping you from living your healthiest life. Think about it, journal about it, reflect on it.

What obstacles are standing in your way? Maybe you work long hours and cooking a healthy meal seems too time-consuming, or maybe you feel that the price of healthy food is too high. Perhaps you're just overwhelmed with all of the health dogma out there (I know, there is a lot of it).

Knowing your obstacles, habits, and patterns will help you figure out how to work around them!

Here's to a healthy new year!