Moving into a new way of living can be awkward and even confusing. When you’re 100% committed to making it work, you just do what you need to do to make it all mesh and happen. Soon the lurching movement gains a graceful and finely calibrated momentum.
Smoothly, expertly and seamlessly you move about in your new world of health and wellness and the lost moments of panic and fear are all but forgotten. You have your routine.
Then, you think you’ll switch things up a bit and try something new. It doesn’t matter what it is, a new recipe or a workout or maybe it’s just a change to the actual health routine. In those moments of change, you must give yourself grace and be patient with the new flow of things. This is often a place of bumps and even crashes.
All the newness in the world can never take away the simple way you began. Nothing can ever erase, from your memory, the way you gained success. So, in the moments that trying something new begins to crumple, if you’ve given it a good go and you think things could just fall apart, it’s time to go back to basics.
Go back to where you began. Use your tried and true recipes and food lists. Break out your old tricks and the things that moved you smoothly into success. Sure, at first there were some hitches but the less is more approach of beginning a new healthy life is often just what we need to get grounded in our commitments and successes once again.
If things start shaking a bit too much for comfort, go back to basics.
You know it. You own it. You feel it and you’ve seen it work. Do that.