You’ve made the decision to invest in your health.
You’re going to drink more water.
You’re going to eat more fruits and vegetables.
You’re researching fitness memberships.
How do you get from making a decision to change to actually changing your lifestyle?
Sure, willpower is a big component. But go easy on yourself. If it were easy to simply will yourself into adopting healthier habits, we’d all be Olympic athletes.
You need to set yourself up for success. And that means surrounding yourself with the right resources and incentives for you.
Having a gym membership doesn’t mean you’ll work out. It needs to be the right membership for you, so you’ll actually use it.
Think through the following:
- Do you need to distract yourself while you do cardio? Pick a gym with TVs built in to the machines.
- Do you thrive off the energy of others? Sign up for group fitness classes.
- Do you need someone to proverbially kick you in the tail and hold you accountable? Try a personal trainer.
- Will you be more likely to work out if you know that there’s a steam room, sauna, or even a massage waiting for you at the end? Pick a fitness center with those options available.
Just like being a gym member doesn’t mean you’ll work out, having a fridge full of lettuce doesn’t mean you’ll eat healthily.
If you struggle with making healthy food choices, schedule a meeting with a dietician or nutritionist to set you on the right path.
You don’t have to do this alone. In fact, we’re inclined to say that you shouldn’t do it alone. Questions? We’re here for you.