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Why does it seem so hard to look after our bodies?

We know what we should be doing.

We know what we should and shouldn’t be eating.

We know we should exercise more.

We know we should de-stress more.

We know it will make us feel better.

But there’s other things to do.

Money to be made.

Chores to be done.

Deadlines to meet.

Birthdays dinners to eat and drink at.

Days full of meetings to attend.

Emails to respond to.

Family to catch up with.

Friends to help out.

There’s other things to do.

It’s easier to push your body down your to-do list than your boss or your bills.

Do we give in to others too easily? Is it our environment that makes it hard to make good choices? Is it our job? Our boss? Our friends? Is it the season? The weather? Our age?  Is it everything? Probably.

I freekin love fitness and wellbeing.  I’m a personal trainer.  I’m wellbeing coach. I love working out. I love eating healthy whole foods.

But I also really enjoy eating out and drinking with my friends.  I also like cake and bread.  I’m busy.  I have my own business, emails to respond to, and deadlines to meet.  I have other things to do.

I have days where I can’t be bothered working out.  When the muffin looks better than the eggs and veggies for breakfast.  When I choose emails and work over myself and my body.

I get it.  I’m not perfect at all.

Living in a fit and healthy way is a huge part of my life and sometimes it feels so easy.  But sometimes it feels hard.

There is an ebb and a flow to this health and fitness stuff.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Sometimes I read other fitness and health blogs and think these people make it sound so easy and they seem so perfect. Even I get fooled for a moment. But then I remember that they are not me. That it’s just an internet page with pretty advice – not real life.  They don’t live where I live. They don’t have my friends and family.  They don’t have my career.  The don’t live the life I live.  Don’t compare yourself to them. Then I remember I don’t want to be them.  I want to be me. I remember I don’t want to be perfect.  I want balance.  I want fun.  I want energy.

My goal in life is not to be the healthiest I can be.  I want to be really fit and healthy whilst enjoying my life to the fullest – which involves things that are not always the ‘healthiest’.

I want to workout like a machine.  But I also want to have days off without guilt.

I want to drink green smoothies.  But I also want to drink mojitos.

I want to eat plate full of vegetables.  But I also want to eat cake.

For me life is about fun, happiness, growth and success (whatever that means to each individual).

For me having a fit and healthy body is a vehicle to help you do and be whatever it is you want to be in your life, to have more fun, to make more friends, to feel amazing, to feel more free.

For me being fit and healthy is part of life.. and so that makes sense why it’s hard sometimes. Nothing in life is easy all of the time.

If you want a health and wellbeing coach who is a yogi vegan  – I’m not her.

If you want a body building personal trainer – I’m not her either.

If you want someone who is going to give you their eating and workout plan so that you can be like them – I’m not her either.

If you want someone who is passionate about fitness and wellbeing,  who wants to teach you the fact and fiction behind food, exercise and how to change, who believes that your body is an absolute gift that you should love and respect, who believes with the right support you can be anything that you want to be, who believes that you are more amazing that you think you are, who loves to run, who believes in being fierce and focused but flexible, who drinks green smoothies and eats salami – I’m her.

I love having coffees and peppermint teas with people who want to get fitter and healthier but are struggling to do so.

I call it a “Help me get out of my health and fitness rut” session.

It’s alot easier getting out of your rut when someone gives you a helping hand.

Hit me up if you want to chat – anytime at all – at jacquie@carpediemwellbeing.com.au or 0402 066 948.

Or come to our bodylove workshop in a few weeks on August 28th, 2013.  Details are here: bodylove workshop

Can’t wait to talk to you.

Keep enjoying the ride.

*The picture is a sign above my desk.. and it is about you.

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