What can we do to stay motivated and on track for a healthy lifestyle?🌱❤️ .
Many people embark on a new health or fitness regime in January, motivated by the turn of a New Year, starting afresh, or maybe undoing the over indulgence from the festive period. .
But it is now, in mid February that often the motivation begins to dwindle and bad habits can creep back in, scuppering your efforts over the fast few weeks that had started with great gusto! .
At a recent talk from the wonderful @plantpowerdoctor Dr Gemma Newman, she spoke about ‘finding your why’...
As humans, we thrive in having a sense of purpose to keep us focussed, whatever area of our life that might be in.
In making healthy food and lifestyle changes, finding your why is just as important. .
For some, adopting better eating and lifestyle habits might be motivated by the desire to be healthy and active as you grow older so you can keep up with kids / grandchildren, or perhaps it is due to an ailment or health condition you have that can be significantly improved by making some healthier choices. .
Your why could be for environmental or ethical reasons. You might wish to make better lifestyle choices to help the planet, and future generations.
Keeping that sense of purpose will help keep your motivation in your healthy journey. But that doesn’t mean you need to make massive changes all at once which can be overwhelming. .
Start small, change one thing a week. Perhaps it's upping the variety of plants into your diet. Try mastering one new healthy recipe for dinner each week over the next 6 weeks. You will then have a repertoire of 6 new dishes you can alternate. Perhaps it is fitting a 30 minute walk into your day 3 times a week. Perhaps it's cutting back on caffeine. .
Keep educating yourself! Read more, listen to podcasts, go to talks, get inspired! ❤️🌱 - 1 hour ago