I know that title sounds a little bossy, and that’s because it is!

Here’s the thing, Spring is coming up and we are finally shedding the winter blues for Sunny days!

It is natural and typical to all of a sudden be excited, inspired, motivated & ready for action and that is amazing.
But what happens is that all of this pent up energy and excitement gets you off to such a quick start that you may find yourself getting tired and losing motivation before long.

It’s like running a race, if you sprint off the starting line there is a good chance you are going to fatigue a lot sooner than if you had started slow. “Slow and steady wins the race” 😉
Let me also make it clear that this healthy living journey is in no way a race and instead it is a life long commitment.

All too often people get excited about their new found motivation and they want to jump ALL in.
I love this excitement but I also want you to be smart about it.
(Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely )

The journey to the healthiest life ever is created in baby steps, one healthy habit at a time.

I encourage you to pick 1 or 2 things that are very obtainable in your life at the moment and start implementing them right away.

If you have never been a runner but all of a sudden you have the drive to run, that’s great! But going for a 5k off the bat may set you back longer than the time it would take you to work up to a steady 5k.
If you want to lose 20-30lbs instantly, going on a fad diet or doing some sort of cleanse may help you get there faster but the chances of keeping it off are going to be very small if you don’t develop the healthy lifestyle habits necessary to maintain a healthy weight.

If you want to become a Vegan suddenly only eating plants without knowing or doing much else will find you frustrated and possibly famished!

Everything that is sustainable in life requires time, effort and dedication and of course a level of passion.
If you don’t love what you are doing, no matter what it is, it will not last.

To conclude, slow down. Don’t try to go all in. Pick one or two pieces of what it is you want to accomplish and master them, let them become routine and then add on.
Be patient with yourself but remain consistent.

So, where will you start?!?
Instagram me @janine.fournier or tweet me @janinefournier the new healthy habits you are going to start implementing right now!

If you work better with having a cheer leader, coach, motivator with a tad bit of bossiness 😉 Then contact me to get started on one of my kick-start programs where we can focus on anything from weight loss, gluten-free, vegan, yoga & fitness.

Best wishes on your journey!

Lots of love

Janine ♥