We have all been there. We wake up one morning and decide we are going to make our health a priority to make time for self-care. You know what I’m talking about. It goes something like this.
I’m going to quit (fill in the blank)
I’m going to be more (fill in the blanket)
Or my personal favorite I’m going to get healthy this year.
Then life happens and all the I’m gonna begin to fall away. You find yourself back in the same place you were before you made those declarations. You know what I mean eating food from the drive-thru, grabbing an unhealthy snack during that three o’clock slump, or my personal battle not resisting the junk food left lying around. But what if I told you there was a way to keep going on your health journey. No, I didn’t say be perfect, I said keep going.
Let’s face it life is exhausting with work, family and just making it through the day. But with small changes that can be powerful, those bumps in the road can be just that bumps not complete crashes.
Visualize your goal
What exactly was your goal when you made your resolution? Was it to lose a pound a week? Was it to be able to take the stairs instead of the elevator? Maybe it was to find healthy alternatives to your eating habits. You have to know where you are going in order to get there.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.-Lewis Carroll
Visualize your goal. See yourself there. Whether it’s you wearing a favorite outfit, walking the block 2 times, or just grabbing a healthy snack instead of junk see it in your mind then work towards it.
Prioritize Your Time
Making time for your health is essential. Make a list of the things you need to do to reach your goal and schedule them into your day. Whether it’s meal prep, getting in your workout, or even getting enough sleep. Believe it or not, we make time for the things we feel are important and that includes your health. Consider taking an hour on Sunday to meal prep for the week, watch one less episode of your favorite show on Netflix in order to get in a workout. For me, it’s turning off all electronics an hour early so I can get a full night’s rest.
Make your health a priority by prioritizing your time to do so. Did you know a happy, healthy mom makes for a happy , healthy home.
Get Help to Make Your Health A Priority
Asking for help can be one of the hardest things we ever do. However, it’s the most essential. No one can know everything or do everything alone. You need to have tools to help. For me, that was a program that holds me accountable. Having tools and programs like Weight Watchers is a great way to learn and to succeed.
As the #1 doctor recommended program Weight watchers not only helps me to make good food choices it helps me to find the right mindset. By holding me accountable for my choices I am learning what worked for me and what does not. Plus with the added benefit of fellow members, virtual workshops, and a website loaded with information I am learning to put my health first. Plus with Weight Watchers you can choose the plan that is right for your lifestyle. Because as we all know no 2 people are completely alike.