Keeping Your Health Motivation on Track
Are you finding yourself losing interest in maintaining a healthy diet or regularly exercising? Are you not feeling as pumped about getting and staying in shape as you were when you began? Maybe you were fully motivated for it for a few weeks and after that your determination quickly faded and you were back to where you started. You fell back to your bad health habits. Eating junk food, not exercising and just not taking care of yourself overall. Well, then consider the following health motivations to stay focused and positive:
1. Make Yourself Feel Better Today
No matter what your health condition is or your size, be sure that the people, mainly friends around you make you feel happy and good about yourself. Surround yourself with positive people. Embrace your friends who have good health habits. They can help you make health choices that can help you to stay motivated and keep you on the right track.
Friends who live an unhealthy lifestyle can lead you down that same path. They most likely are not trying to get you to make bad choices, they are just making bad choices themselves or have different priorities from you. Maintaining a distance from friends who encourage too much drinking, overeating and smoking can help you avoid those same poor choices. Or, at the very least, avoid being in situations with these friends where those temptations are near.
2. Find a Good Role Model
Select a good, real and positive role model. Instead of selecting a role model that will make you feel bad, select someone who will make you feel better, someone who is strong. Following or mirroring their example of healthy living is a great way to improve your manner of living.
3. Make Simple Daily Change
There is no need to burden yourself with all out change and re-scheduling everything in your life. Instead, start with a simple change in your exercise routine and change it every single day. There will be a big health boost with these small changes. Incremental changes are easier to stick maintain. Start small and gradually build.
4. Forgive Yourself
Always forgive yourself if you fail to exercise or if you drink too much or if you overeat when on a vacation. Don’t make a day bad or worse by regretting what you did yesterday. Instead get back to your health routine again. These small vacation things are ok just as it is important in everyday life, but don’t do it very often. Make these “bad” breaks the exception and not the rule.
5. Never Go Hungry
The biggest problem many have when battling the problem of over-eating and changing to their life to following a healthy routine is under-eating. When you skip meals or severely under-eat you make yourself too hungry and you end up eating a lot all at once. That is a recipe for failure. Instead, do your best to divide your meals equally throughout the day. Treat yourself once a week to something not in your new diet to give yourself a break. Just don’t overdo it.
6. Always Remember That Change Takes Time
Great things never happen overnight, it takes time and patience. As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The same applies to your health and if you make the healthy way of living as your normal, daily way of living, then way down the road in your life you will realize that the changes you made are working. You will begin feeling that change. You will begin seeing progress. The results you see will help to keep you motivated toward better health.
7. Celebrate Each Day’s Journey
Don’t forget to enjoy each and everyday of your life’s journey while following your goal of living a healthy way. Living a healthy life is not a drag, it is a celebration! Life is given to enjoy and the main problem for most of the people is that their sole purpose of living becomes their “goal” and this overshadows their enjoyment of their daily lives. It is not the goal, it is the path which provides so much of life’s happiness. WebMD offers more valuable health motivation tips!
Please keep in mind that attitude can help so much with your health motivation. Don’t view living healthful as a job or a task. Instead, view it as something that is fun and that will help to improve your overall quality of life. A healthful life is a happy life!