16 Sep CEO of your health part 2
Last week, we introduced the concept of personal health responsibility, ie. accepting ownership of your health and wellness. It’s certainly one of those #adulting topics, but one that directly affects how you feel and show up on a daily basis.
In our post we asked you to pause and honestly evaluate your personal health responsibility specific to your nutrition. It’s interesting in all of the ways we can check-in with ourselves about the way we fuel our bodies. What did you think about your answers to the questions?
Nutrition is an incredibly unique and personalized topic. Because there is truly no one-size-fits-all diet, it is imperative that we take time to listen to our bodies, notice how we’re feeling, and be intentional about our food choices. While it may take some time to do on the front end, it pays dividends later that are well worth it. I read this quote recently:
Instead of “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority” and see how that feels.
“Ooof,” was my first reaction to that. And not in a guilt or shaming kind of way. Just in a, “Wow, that’s so true for me” way.
So let’s continue focusing on taking ownership of our own health and wellness and highlighting different aspects of wellness and identifying how we feel about our progress, setbacks, choices, etc. in each area. We will use a series of questions to pause and answer honestly with ourselves to assess the status of our personal health responsibility.
Today, let’s talk about exercise.
- Word association. What is the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word, “exercise”?
- What are some of the ways you move your body?
- Are you happy with the frequency and types of exercise you engage in?
- What is your relationship and self-talk with exercise like (ie. do you ever punish yourself with exercise – because I ate this cupcake I have to run 2 miles, etc.?)
- Are you able to feel and notice the benefits regular movement has on your body?
- What are your exercise goals?
- If you are struggling with finding a rhythm with exercise, do you have a support group or person that you can resource for encouragement and help?
By Victoria Emmitt RD