Did you know you express your wellness culture and values through the diets, programs, plans, and routines you begin and end? The value of the quick fix over the value of hard work. The value of results over the value of effort. The value of fitness over the value of health. The value of programs over the value of practice. The value of sensitivity over the value of resilience. The value of segmentation over the value of wholeness.
Are those the values you want to express?
Are those the values you want to teach and instill in your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews?
Understanding food and exercise values requires mindful awareness about what you do with food and exercise and why you do it. If your reasons arise from dieting plans and fitness programs, that is your starting point. Once you have become mindfully aware of the habits, rules, routines, and rituals you follow, you can begin to move beyond them.