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A Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Menopause & Metabolism Specialist and Executive Wellness Coach helping busy menopausal women crack the code to living a healthy lifestyle so You Feel Great & Love Your Body!

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The other day I spoke about a trait called “grit,” — which is connected to mental toughness and resilience. 

It’s the drive that helps you see your goals through to the end. 

But there’s something about mental toughness that we tend to forget as we get older… 

It’s actually EMPOWERING and FUN to build it! 

Remember when you were a kid and you were learning a new skill — swimming, riding a bike, jumping rope, shooting baskets, etc — and you’d challenge yourself to do just a little more? 

And then you’d be so proud of yourself as you got better and better?  

Well, that’s all a part of building more grit and mental toughness. 

James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits shared a few ways to build more grit to make the process more fun. 

A photo of a woman meditating is part of her empowering and fun ways to have "grit" and keeps her from cutting corners.
A photo of a vegetable as part of meal prep to help you avoid cutting corners on your diet
a photo of two women working out together as part of an empowering and fun way to build grit

1. Define what “grit” means to you. 

Some examples: 

  • Meal prepping your meals (& actually eating them) 
  • Meditating for 5 minutes every morning 
  • Working out 3 days a week for an entire month, without missing a single workout 

Once you come up with something meaningful, start building your “grit” muscles by getting it done, no matter WHAT.  

Tell yourself: “GO TIME!” … and put on your game face. 

Pro tip: Choose just 1 thing to work on at a time. Layer on more when you’re ready. This keeps it positive vs. just another “thing” to add to your to-do list. 

2. Find small ways to prove yourself to yourself. 

Go the extra mile

If you’re already typically drinking 48 ounces of water a day, bump it up to 64 ounces of water a day … just to see if you can 

When you add that element of playfulness, it makes it fun — and it also helps you get better, faster! 

Any time you are tempted to “cheat” or cut corners … DON’T.  

It’s almost always worse in our heads than it is in real life.  

And you will be SUPER PROUD of yourself when you’re done (which keeps you moving forward). 

One of the things I love most about this approach is that it helps you focus on your possibilities vs. your limits.

What’s one thing you’re going prove yourself to yourself? Comment below.  

Committed to your success, 

P.S. Hey, have you checked out my Resources Page on my website yet? If not, click here!

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