This past Sunday, I ran a 5K with two of my clients, Anastassia and Brian. It was so awesome to see them supporting one another in both the training and the execution of this goal. It was also a HUGE accountability to me, as this time of year brings with it a lack of motivation toward healthy movement. Because I had agreed to run this race with the couple, I was responsible for getting myself into 5K shape.
Finishing a 5K this month was one of my year end goals, so in due diligence, I'm reporting that it's complete! I try to talk about my own health a lot as I coach and blog here at Nourished! because believe it or not, eating well and moving...while they have become much more habitual in my life over the past few years, don't always feel fun to me. I find that remaining committed to living the life I desire my clients to live has been the most incredible way to stay accountable to good health in this journey. A couple of my other year end goals were to:
-Remain controlled with my lifestyle diet and limit cheat days to where they normally belong for me (holidays and weekends).
-Stay on top of immunity.
The first point has been difficult, I will not lie. When I wrote this year end resolution, I had forgotten about all the opportunities I'd have for celebration in December. I've been diligent about choosing just one treat when I'm at a party and trying to enjoy the heck out of it while abstaining from everything else...my energy levels and emotional stability thank me for this. But I have definitely had a treat here and there on a non-holiday or non-weekend day. There's grace for that, I tell myself! I'm just being honest with you all here that the struggle is not only yours.
Staying on top of immunity has been a challenge as well as cold and flu is now at its peak. I came down with back-to-back colds a few weeks ago, but was able to fight them off more quickly that usual with plenty of fluids and rest. Also, the thing about zinc shortening your cold or flu really did seem to work on me! I loaded up on the stuff as soon as I felt the sore throats creeping in and was not down for long at all. Presently, I'm feeling perfectly healthy!
So there you have it: my year end check in. It's not perfect, but it's real and honest. I encourage you to openly share your year end goals with friends as well since talking about them is the most helpful way to follow through!