4 Reasons You Need to Belong A Wellness Community

I have enjoyed exercising alone for most of my life; when I run, swim, or weight train, I like to be alone with my thoughts or a really good gospel soundtrack.  But I found myself making more and more excuses, and the tales I kept telling myself for not working out got as big as my waistline.  Then my daughter-in-law Chelsea suggested we walk together on Sunday.  It was perfect timing; Covid-19 had shut down my gym and Sunday church outings.  I looked forward to our walks; it was her encouragement and Sunday morning texts that helped me to complete my first half-marathon.    

Getting fit is not for the faint of heart, and although the results will literally change your life, it can be a long, lonely process.  So, how can you stay motivated to continue when your body aches, you’re craving chocolate covered donuts (maybe that’s just me), and you tell yourself I will start on Monday for the 42nd Monday in a row.

You need a wellness community, or better known as accountability partners.  Your wellness community can consist of one or many persons interested in making wellness part of their lifestyle.  Your wellness community will increase your chances of staying on the journey and reaching your goals.

They will:

1.Motivate you to keep going

2. Encourage you to try new fitness classes or exercise equipment

3.Share their knowledge and teach you things you may not know

4. Increase your social connection

A wellness community could be your lifeline when things get tough, and you want to quit.  Call a friend, join a gym, or hire a coach or trainer to help you.  I am always available-shoot me an email at info@reneereid.net

With Love and Peace,


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Published by Renee Reid

Welcome to the Diabetic Toolbox, where we are helping midlife folks win the battle against prediabetes. If you are prediabetic or have a family history of type 2 Diabetes you will find tools and tips to help you to lose weight naturally, heal your mindset, and strengthen your body through yoga and walking. So, if you are ready to heal connect and grow, you are in the right place. Join the Movement! Hosted by award-winning podcaster, certified health coach, and yoga teacher Renee Reid.

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