People Will Think You're Crazy

 Photo by  Seth Doyle  on  Unsplash

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash

 

When you change your habits and your way of living, the people around you will always have something to say.

Some may have some positive things to say… but there’s always at least one person (whether it’s a family member or a friend or a random person on Facebook) who will make you doubt your new habits.

They will call you crazy for having that green smoothie, or for having kale or keen-wa for dinner, or for going to the gym or the yoga studio several times a week, or for going for a monthly massage, or for switching to non-toxic products throughout your home or for meditating or for taking a bunch of supplements or for making your kids homemade snacks….the list can go on.

This past January, I went grain-free for the entire month.

Almost everyone I interacted with couldn’t understand what I was doing or why I was doing it.

Them: Can you eat noodles?
Me: No
Them: Can you eat quinoa?
Me: Nope
Them: Can you eat gluten-free bread?
Me: Still made with grains, so no.
Them: Then what the hell are you going to eat?! You’ll starve!
Them: Why would you do that to yourself?
Them: You're crazy - good luck!


This past April, I did a 30-Day cleanse and restore program (which I'll soon be offering to clients - if you're curious or interested, send me an email and I'll send you the info)

And again, everyone had lots to say about that.

Them: Why are you doing another cleanse? You just did one.
Me: I had to cut grains out to figure out what was wrong with my digestive system. Now I'm focusing on bringing balance back to my body
Them: You don’t look like you need to go on a cleanse. If anything, you need to eat more!
Me: I actually eat plenty :-) I'm not depriving or starving myself on this cleanse. I love food too much!

10 years ago, I probably would’ve thought I was crazy, too. But my journey to living a healthy lifestyle didn’t start with such a drastic change (nor would it be sustainable).

Bit by bit, I changed my habits. I chose to take small leaps instead of big ones, and it helped me continue those healthy habits over the next couple of years.

And now: I'm 31 years old and this is the first time I've felt this great in my body!

I feel much younger, lighter, brighter and stronger than I did in my 20s.

Isn't it so interesting how our society values our 20s as the "prime" age for everything? 

For those who believe that things just go downhill as we get older... I'm here to challenge you and show you that this doesn't have to be the case.

So if you’ve started a new habit that will actually make your life easier/better/healthier/happier (or thinking about it), don’t let others get in your way.

If people think you’re crazy, let them.

If you want something you don't have (ie. 10 pounds lighter, running a 5k, glowing skin, more energy in your day, lower blood pressure, etc.), are you willing to do things you haven't done?

I hope your answer is yes.

What's one health goal you'd like to work on this year?