The excitement and motivation that inspired you to select a health related goal for 2017 may be waning, and you just don’t know how to push through for continued success.
Here at CCS Healthcare we understand how difficult it can be to adapt to (and stick with) a new health and fitness routine, and we want to help you ensure 2017 is a healthy and positive year for you.
Remember, becoming a healthier you takes much more than just a month to do. So push through and keep making healthy decisions with the following words of advice.
Instead of trying to reach your goals all on your own, find like-minded individuals who are looking to improve themselves in the same ways that you are. Sign up for a class at the gym with a friend from work, or turn healthy eating into an enjoyable cooking challenge that you and your spouse can take on together.
- Having a strong support system is the best encouragement you can find when working to become a healthier you.
Stick to a Schedule
Although it can be difficult to change the way you do things, the best way to ensure that you are meeting your goals is to create a schedule and stick to it.
This might mean spending Sunday afternoon meal prepping your lunches so you don’t order takeout from the office during the week. Or maybe it means going to the gym on the same days and times each week.
- Whatever change you are looking to make in 2017, a schedule will help you hold yourself accountable and ensure you are always working towards your goals.
Acknowledge Your Progress
Many of us make the mistake of just choosing one overarching goal to be our New Year’s Resolution. And while it is great to think big and look ahead, it is also important to take note of your smaller successes.
Did you make it to the gym each day that you planned to last week? Or maybe you dropped your first pants size.
- When you make progress, hitting a milestone big or small, don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it!
An annual checkup is an important part of everyone’s healthy lifestyle.