I was walking with my daughter today and could not help but feel/notice that spring allowing us a a peek of what is to come. It made me thing that for myself and many others this is also a Winter to Spring transition and a revived wellness plan opportunity. What does that mean: A revived wellness plan? This this lightening up or shedding and this can be metaphorical or physical.
When the temps turn warmer and we come out of our hibernating there is an opportunity to notice some shifts. The sun can create a sense of increased energy. More daylight can also jump start a renewed sense of spunk. Many people notice that they are a bit heavier physically and or mentally from the winter stent and are want to lighten up. Most of us start to dress differently. We gravitate towards less,lighter clothing, more colors and a specifically lighter weight workout clothes. I find that what I want to eat starts to gradually shift as well. Fruits, veggies and salads sound better rather than cold.
Noticing the seasonal transition and your response to it is just a start. Many people, while wanting to feel lighter physically and mentally may be at a loss for what this looks like. Here are some ideas to get you started on your inner/outer spring clean up, your Winter to Spring transition and a revived wellness plan.
- Re-evaluate your healthy eating plan. What have you been forgoing because it just did not sound appealing? If you are new to this consider what one or two things you could replace from your current eating habits to healthier options that support lighting up.
- Pick one or two fitness activities that you let go of this past winter and bring them back into your schedule. With warmer weather and longer daylight there is more support for getting outside as well if that is a preference. If fitness is new to you consider starting with walking.
- Reassess your sleep cycle. We all do best when we follow our circadian rhythm. That means down to dusk. While this is easier said that done winter is a time with some much more darkness. The extended light may mess with your sleep a bit until you adjust. Strive for 8 hours considering sunrise and sunset times.
Lastly, I listened to an amazing podcast that offered an innovative support tool for anyone wanting to loss weight or change a negative habit. The concept is called the “Change Jar” and the pod cast is https://thelifecoachschool.com/podcast/263/ Trusting you will love the concept explained here and the science behind it.
There is no prefect time to make changes that support your health and well being. Now is as good a time as any. On your team and here to help. If you have questions about what I do to support people check this link https://www.health-fitness-coaching.com/faqs/
In support of you being able to live a life that feels free, powerful and awake.
Laurie Bagley: MS in Outdoor Adventure Leadership, mother, Author, ACE certified health coach and group fitness coach, entrepreneurial business owner, Level 1 PN Nutrition coach and EnergyUp coach. Her Health Fitness Coaching Business focuses on assisting people reach healthy lifestyle goals. She is also the 6th woman to summit Mt. Everest from the North Col route and has written a book called “SUMMIT”. One woman’s Mt. Everest Climb Guides You to Success.