Aligning with the health that is you

Trying to work out but can’t seem to make it to the gym? Wanting to make changes in your eating behaviors but can’t seem to kick the takeout and fast food? Confused about which diet is right for you or how to truly know what to eat and how to prepare?

“If you feel like you’re trying hard and it isn’t happening then you are barking up the wrong tree. Just stop for a little while. Stop trying and start aligning. Then watch what happens.”

— Abraham Hicks

Trying to work out but can’t seem to make it to the gym? Wanting to make changes in your eating behaviors but can’t seem to kick the takeout and fast food? Confused about which diet is right for you or how to truly know what to eat and how to prepare?

It’s time to drop the expectations. Stop setting the goals, cut out the guilt, take a breath and a step back and reset by aligning with the health that is you.

Doesn’t that feel better already?

In my recent Awaken your inner health chef intro to a Healthy Cooking workshop, I walked participants through a process in shifting towards more intuitive cooking. A process that can be easily transferred into more intuitive eating and self care — a means of cutting out the gap between what we desire and what we actually already have as a skillset, or knowing or feeling … and go from there.

Our mindset has so much to do with everything we attract into our lives so learning how to shift into a feeling of presently having the health that you desire is a practice that will allow more healthful things to continue to flow into your life — if that’s what you truly desire.

Our only job then is to regularly tune into our desires and believe they are already there.

So here’s some tricks to get you in alignment with the health that is you.

l Take out a piece of paper and write out three healthy things you did in the last week. Commend yourself on them.

l Reflect and take initiative. Today is a new day — a clean slate! Write out three things for the upcoming week that would feel really good from a physical activity standpoint. Do you know someone who is more active than you that could boost your inspiration in your physical activity department? Give them a call. Start with a clean slate more regularly.

l Be conscious of who you spend your time with over the next week. Are they in alignment with your health and wellness goals. Remember like attracts like. Walk through a health food store. Go into a gym. Put yourself in the surroundings of health — even if you feel like the furthest thing from it.

l Write out an affirmation statement to read to yourself every morning. “I am a healthy, vibrant individual. I know exactly what my body needs to feel it’s best and I take initiative to make it a priority in my life today. ”

Let go of any expectation and just take the time each day to make a conscious choice that you are absolutely just as healthy as you can be right now. The more you align with this feeling, the more you will feel naturally drawn to get up and take the action steps to stay in that feeling space of feeling better.

You already know the foods you need to put in your body and the benefits of exercise and drinking water. All you need to do is take accountability for the health that is already you.

Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nutritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at kristin@somethingtochewon.ca.

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