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The #1 mistake you’re making when trying to build healthy habits.

Do less. No really, you’re doing too much. How many times have you said, “I want to lose 20 lbs,” and then proceeded to instate a strict regiment of working out and a restrictive diet. You go hard for 5 days. One day you’ll get stuck because you’re sore, or you have to eat out. And so now you’ve “failed” and just give up. Get out of the “all or nothing” mindset. I’ll show you how to successfully build sustainable healthy habits.

I will tell you that I’ve “failed” more times than I’d like to admit. I have started over so many times! Here is the thing: failure (or your perception of failure) will take you out of the game FAST. Especially us neurodiverse people, we are over here avoid failure like the plague. Failure is inevitable (ugh that hurt to say), but if you build our self esteem by accomplishing goals, you’ll be reminded that there is also potential for success! 

How to avoid this mistake!

Do less! Start small. Start where you are! You can read every book and blog and listen to ever podcast that will tell you you need to be in a calorie deficit and drink x amount of water and do x amount of cardio and weight lifting, but unfortunately those publications are not written for you. If you are starting at a place of very little activity or a diet consisting of mostly sugary Starbucks drinks and fast food, that you will not be successful jumping in with both feet. (Of course there are exceptions.) What CAN you do? Add a 5 minute walk to your daily routine? Substitute your morning frappacino for homemade iced coffee? Baby steps. (Cue Bill Murray). 

Accomplishing a goal, even a small goal, will boost your confidence like you wouldn’t believe. And when you have the confidence in yourself to achieve the goals you set out in front of you, you will be able to push yourself further and further in future goals.

I already know what you’re thinking. In a world where everything is instant you don’t have the patients to take it slow. I HEAR YOU. Here is the thing, we are building a habit of building habits. You’re going to get good at reaching your goals. You’ll start trusting yourself that you can reach these goals. And that’s when we can go ALL IN. Just like a crash diet won’t give you lasting results, crash habit building won’t leave you with sustainable healthy habits. So take it slow. Get some wins ASAP! Once you see that you can building new habits you will be able to push yourself to reach bigger and bigger goals.

Don’t forget you’ll need a way to track it!

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