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Are you overthinking your wellness goals? I know that you aspire to make your wellness goals stick this time. Instead of creating a wellness plan fit for an Olympian. Your best way of making sure you stick to your wellness goals this year is to keep it simple. Try these four strategies to simplify your wellness journey, and you will have success this year!
- Start small: you may want to eventually participate in a triathlon instead of creating a six-day a week schedule that includes swimming, running, and cycling. Instead, start with walking 20 minutes a day, five days a week, and build. One of the biggest setbacks to completing a wellness goal is trying to accomplish something bigger than your brain and body are used to. You might need time to strengthen your mindset and build up physical stamina. Take it! You are only competing with yourself.
- Eat right: Eat whole, unprocessed foods. In this drive-through culture, this may seem impossible, but that, my friend, is where meal prep comes in; plan your meals and shopping list at the beginning of each week and then prepare two or three meals for the week. Not only will you lose weight, but take-out food is also loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. All of which only adds to your belly bulge. It will also save you money. Savings on calories equal weight loss, and money that could pay for your spa day or other rewards are a win-win.
- Do not wait to enjoy your life: many of us put our lives on hold, waiting to enjoy ourselves when we have accomplished some arbitrary goal, including losing weight. Do not get me wrong, reaching a milestone in your wellness journey is worth the celebration. But so is starting your journey and staying with it day after day. So, do something fun now to reward yourself and add some spark into your life. You deserve it.
- Stay positive: do not let your mood swing like the numbers on the scale. You are not what you weigh. Your positive attitude is one of the most potent tools you have to keep going when things get stuff at the beginning of your journey and every day. Your positive attitude and the proper planning will strengthen your mindset and give you the fuel to keep going at office birthday parties, Easter brunch, and summer barbeques.
I know that staying on a wellness journey can be difficult; if I can assist, DM on Instagram @iamreneereid. You are the best and most influential cheerleader in your life. Taking small steps are still steps towards your wellness goals and will help you keep your promise to get healthy this year.
With Peace and Love,
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