We’re one month into the new year! We started the new year with big goals and ambitions for finally sticking with our health and fitness goals. Life happens, we get distracted and before you know it, those goals can slip away if we don’t recommit to our action plans. Good news! It’s never too late to get back on track! After all, meaningful and realistic health and fitness goals are meant to improve the quality of our lives forever, not just for a spring break get-away.
If you’ve slipped away from your plan, recommit and rejuvenate your mindset! If you haven’t been 100% on your plan, you have NOT failed. Stop the negative self-talk from spiraling into disappointment. Sure, sticking with your plan at 100% will yield faster results, but if you’ve doing 90% better than you were yesterday, you’re off to a great start!
Your health is your #1 priority! Saying it and actually committing to the behaviors and habits that make it priority are two different things. God willing we get to wake up each day and make decisions that impact the course of our day. Taking time to eat healthy and exercise is not selfish! Treat your body well so you can show up as the best version of YOU!
Instead of focusing on what you CAN’T eat, focus on what you GET to eat. No one wants to feel deprived, so let go of what does not serve your goal. Focus on what you can add to your diet like more healthy fats and protein.
Think of your workouts as shaping your body, not just loosing weight. Weight training is the ultimate anti-aging activity we can do for ourselves. Make your gym time consistent, safe and challenging! Set short term goals that set you up for success in reaching your long-term goals!
Find a supportive tribe who helps keep you accountable and inspired. If you’re not finding that support at home, there are plenty of groups focused on similar goals. Find a trainer who inspires and motivates you! We all started somewhere and no one is meant to do this alone.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.