2.13.2015

4 Ways To Stay Motivated For A Healthy Lifestyle


The new year brings a lot of people looking for a change in their lives, but you don't necessarily need a resolution to improve your life. If you want to make a change and experience a better life for yourself, then you need to be ready. When you're ready to embrace the change, you'll find it much easier to stay motivated. If you need some help, here are four tips to keep you motivated.
Keep A Schedule
One of the first problems people encounter during a lifestyle change is remembering that you are making a change. Plan ahead of time so that you don't make excuses for yourself. Prepping some healthy freezer meals ahead of time will prevent you from resorting to fast food after a long day. Keep a routine so you can keep track. Don't be afraid to start slow either. Healthe Trim recommends 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes if you're starting at a low fitness level. You can always adjust your schedule to accommodate more activity later.
Do It For Your Family
Think of everyone who is affected by your unhealthy choices from the past. That candy bar seemed pretty innocent when it was just your snack, but it's also the reason you don't have the energy to chase your children around the yard or spend a family outing hiking in a national park. Not only do unhealthy choices prohibit you from fully enjoying your family but you are also setting a poor example for your children. It's important to lead by example so that your kids can make healthy choices as well. Slice up veggies and fruit ahead of time and you and the kids will be more likely to reach for that instead of potato chips.
Social Media Has Perks
Fill your life with things that inspire you, and that includes your social media boards. Follow individuals and businesses that encourage you through positive messages, their own experiences, and healthy recipes or activities you can participate in. For example, on Twitter Healthe Trim shares everything from fitness products, healthy food options, and even just the occasional video to make you laugh. Find what works for you - whether it's Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or blogs.
Keep It Friendly
Don't let real life be any different than social media. Find like-minded friends who can join you at the gym or a healthy cooking class to keep you on your game. Check in with them throughout the week with words of encouragement or even a friendly competition. It doesn't have to be about who shed more pounds. Little victories like, "I went the whole day without any added sugar! What about you?", could help you all stay on track during your endeavor. 
Change isn't easy but it can be for the best. If you can stick to your new lifestyle you're bound to see a vast improvement in your overall life. Create a support net that inspires you to stay on track and you'll find that you may one day be the person who inspires others.

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