As many of you know our family recently moved. You can read more about it here: New Beginnings. I shared ways our family got settled and organized, however wanted to share how I am getting back into a wellness routine (Getting Settled & Toy Organization). I am a huge advocate of overall health and it has always been an interest and passion of mine. Feel free to read more about my story here:About.
As with any change, getting back into the swing of nutrition and exercise can be extremely challenging. Our family had to be flexible during the period of not being in our home, moving into a new one and just getting settled. However, now that we have been here a few weeks we are starting to get back into our normal routine which is great! I wanted to share some of my tips or go-tos when I am trying to get back on track with my health that has worked best for me.
I would love to know what works for you!
1.Create A Positive Mindset
Being able to move your body and fuel it with nourishing foods is a gift! Shift your perspective to focus on what is truly important and give yourself grace along the way. When I am getting back on track I am diligent in gratitude, prayer, and affirmations. When I start my day in the right head space, everything else follows.
2. Create Small Daily/Weekly Goals
Depending where you are at, create goals that are realistic for YOU. Going overboard can automatically set you up to fail, which can turn into a pattern of starting/stopping. For us, our first step was planning out our meals again and eating what we prepped/bought. My next step was to get 4-5 workouts in a week that was medium intensity. We also started focusing on our sleep schedule again (hubby and me) which can be a challenge when you want to constantly get things done. Pick a couple of areas you want to work on and focus on that. Don’t overwhelm yourself!
I am so grateful that my husband has made health a priority and wants the same things I do. We are extremely open with how we are feeling and our health goals. We can encourage one another, check in, and keep each other accountable to the things we are wanting to achieve.
4.Create A Schedule
Having some type of structure for exercise can help so much! Create a consistent time you work out and write it down as an appointment with yourself. The more you do it, the more it will become part of your daily/weekly routine, and the easier it will become. It is important to take care of YOU.
5.Don’t Wait Until A Monday
I used to constantly tell myself “I will start xyz on Monday”. It was terrible for my mental health, and there is honestly nothing magical about waiting until Monday to start something. If you are wanting to make a change, decide what it is and make a small commitment for that day or the following….there is no reason to wait! The small choices/changes will accumulate into something bigger. It is all about the consistency over time!