Wellfie Wednesday Tip #153: Try Something New!

Happy Wellfie Wednesday! Welcome back! This week is brought to you by Patrick (@TheFuelPhysio).

This week’s tip is to try something new! Now the great thing about trying something new is that it can literally be anything. A new food. A new hobby. A new workout routine. A new sleep schedule or a new way to get out of bed (one of mine). Now I think it’s fair to say that most of us probably like sticking to our traditional routines and we get a little uneasy when things get shaken up, but that may be a good thing! It can help build up some resiliency and work on your adaptability, just in case life every comes around and forces you into an unexpected change or new situation.

We suggest trying only one new thing at a time or making that one step at a time towards healthier living, because an abrupt change to your entire norm may lead to a quick burn out and a change that doesn’t last. But don’t get me wrong, if you try beets for the time and they’re not for you, its okay to move on. Though if you are feeling a bit daring, you can try more than one thing.

For me personally, I have three “new things” that I’m currently working on. First, I joined a local CrossFit gym last week and it’s been pretty intense since the start, but overall an amazing experience. I started getting tired of the same old workout routine that I’ve been in for over 15 years, to the point where I would end up just leaving the gym after 30 minutes, no sweat, and my heart rate might of gone over 120 for a second. So needless to say the CrossFit workouts have been rough, but I feel my body is quickly adapting, and then there are the new friendships being formed, which has been great. Second (less exciting and more personal), I’m trying out the elimination of peanut butter. I’ve been dealing with some GI issues and trying to see if I can identify the culprit. The verdict is still out, but I can say I am defiantly not trilled with the change, because I love peanut butter and my smoothies do not taste nearly as good, also having to supplement some protein to compensate, so not the greatest. Lastly, a new way to get out of bed! This one I have done for only 3 mornings now and I’m pretty excited that it is working. The last few months I’ve been in a rut as far as getting up when my alarm goes off, the iPhone is just so easy to snooze, and I would end up getting out of bed 45 minutes to an hour later. Well not anymore! I’ve relocated the phone (while charging) to our bathroom, which forces me to get out of bed and slowly walk my way through. Not recommended for those at risk of falling or that don’t do well walking around in the dark!

So go ahead and try something new! You never know what may come up, inspiration, new paths, and just healthier living. Thank you for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures this week that demonstrate your active patriotism and tag the WW crew members in your post (@TheFuelPhysio, @Eric_in_AmERICa, @AaronPerezPT, @DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

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Wellfie Wednesday Tip #116: Change Takes Time

Happy Wellfie Wednesday! Welcome back! This week is to serve as a friendly reminder that making change in your life certainly takes time, especially if you want it to be long lasting.

Change can be a funny thing too, because sometimes your reasons behind making a change can play a significant role. Such as whether those reasons are self driven or created by an outside influence. Traditionally, change that is self driven will be of greater success. And than continuing change usually requires some form of motivation, again internal motivation traditionally the strongest, but we all certainly benefit from an outside push or support system.

Now one of the main reasons I think that change, permanent change for that matter, takes time is because success can be found with achieving small victories, one win at a time. And if it’s a big lifestyle change you’re going for, lets say a combination of eating healthier, exercising more, and getting quality sleep, that takes time. If you were to try and change everything at once, you’d most likely become overwhelmed and than potentially frustrated because your not attaining that complete transformation you had hoped for. But if you took the time and let your small victories and changes add up, you will have a better chance of lasting change. And know that the time is takes to reach your goal will never be the same as someone else.

So pick one thing today to improve upon, something small, and share it! Thanks for all of the support, be sure to post your pictures this week and tag the WW crew members in your post (@TheFuelPhysio@Eric_in_AmERICa@AaronPerezPT@DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

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