“It’s not something I can explain. There aren’t any words for it. Without experiencing it for yourself, you’d just never have any idea.

And that’s a shame. I sometimes wish thereĀ were words for it so I could get some extra motivation and excitement delivered to my clients. But then again, I also think it’s important for them to discover it on their own. It’s almost certainly different for each of us. Just like your favorite food might be amazing to you, it might only be just okay for me. I’m only speculating here of course, but I like to think I’m right…. or at least close.

To date, the closest comparison I have to telling people how wonderful it can feel when you exercise regularly, eat well, and get good sleep is that feeling you get when you finally wake up after having say, the flu, and you feel human again. Then I say “that’s a pretty awesome feeling, huh?” to which the obvious reply is “oh yeah!” “Well what if I told you that you could experience that almost all the time?” are usually the next words out of my mouth. “Oh, that would be wonderful!” And yet for whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to take hold for some. It just doesn’t resonate well enough and I can’t figure out why. How can that not be enough?

From what I can tell, the answer, according to the food logs I see, appears to be the following:

  • chocolate
  • wine
  • cheeseburgers
  • pizza
  • doughnuts
  • fried chicken

Well…. you get the point. For them, it just isn’t worth it. They’d rather choose the food over the mood. And you know what, I like food as well! I can see where they are coming from. I used to be that kid too (hint, hint for an upcoming post). But the good news is that I’ve had some pretty good success with clients who used to be that way and have since changed their tune. I wish I could say my success rate is 100%, but it’s not. Sometimes people think they are ready to make the change when in reality, they aren’t. Or sometimes I like to word it like this: “Everyone wants to be a beast…. until it’s time to do what beasts do”.

So, think you’re ready to wake up feeling like a million bucks almost every day? I can help you learn the tools that can make that happen. It doesn’t come easy. It will take quite a bit of time. But as I like to say, nothing worth while ever came easily.

Get in touch with me at: asmith@fgnutrition.com

Or if you want to learn more about me and what I do here at Feel Good Nutrition and Fitness, check out the website at: www.fgnutrition.com

Til next time…