But if that were true, I doubt that the US would have the same epidemic of obesity that we currently face. Yes, diet and exercise are important. But really, our entire life is important. If you aren't sleeping enough, and your stress level is too high, you will never be able to achieve lasting weight loss success. If you don't have a strong support system around you, the chances of ever meeting your goals drop substantially. It's a sad truth to have to face.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition teaches in its Health Counseling program that if one area of your life is out of balance, it will have a negative impact on the rest of your life. I experienced this truth firsthand. I was stuck in a job I hated. My diet suffered, as did my relationship with my boyfriend. Every other aspect of my life began to suffer because I was so unhappy in one area of my life. The different aspects of our life are not discrete; they impact each other in ways we can not imagine until we stop to look at what's really going on. IIN created a great tool to help determine if your life is in balance. It's called the Circle of Life. The idea is that you mark each area of the circle. If you are exceptionally satisfied with that area of your life, you mark the area closer to the outer edge of the circle. The less happy you are with that area of your life, the closer that mark moves to the inside of the circle.
|The Circle of Life|
I hope you are experiencing radiance in your Sunday activities!