Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Boko Digital
If you are seeking a healthier and more balanced lifestyle, the decision to embark on a regular health and wellness routine is the first step. Whether you’re entering the realm of fitness for the first time or revitalising your approach to well-being, the journey begins with a commitment to stick to the routine.
In this blog, Tory Trewhitt, Executive Health and Accountability Coach shares his invaluable tips to guide you in starting and sustaining a health and wellness routine. From setting achievable fitness goals to finding the right support system, these insights aim to empower you on your transformative path towards a healthier, happier you.
1. Set achievable fitness goals
When beginning your health and wellness journey, start with realistic fitness goals. These goals should challenge you but remain attainable. As you achieve them, you’ll build confidence and stay motivated to reach the next milestone.
2. Create a schedule
Establishing a consistent workout schedule helps integrate fitness into your routine. Treat your exercise time as non-negotiable, just like any other appointment. This ensures you prioritise your health even if you have a busy schedule.
3. Implement a reward system
Rewarding yourself for achieving fitness milestones can be a powerful motivator. Consider treating yourself to something you enjoy after reaching specific goals, creating a positive association with your health journey.
4. Track your progress
Documenting your progress provides a visual representation of your achievements. Whether through a fitness app, journal, or photos, tracking your journey helps you stay motivated by acknowledging how far you’ve come.
5. Find an accountability partner, buddy, gym, or class
Having a support system can make a significant difference. Whether it’s a workout buddy, a fitness class, or a gym community, the accountability and camaraderie can keep you motivated and make the journey more enjoyable.
Embarking on a health and wellness journey requires commitment, but with the right strategies in place, it becomes an achievable and rewarding pursuit. Set realistic goals, establish a routine, and surround yourself with support. Whether at work or during your workout, small, positive changes can lead to lasting improvements in your overall well-being.
One of my lifestyle philosophies is, “It’s a journey of sacrifices, not a destination desire that creates change”. The process of doing things daily accumulates into positive actions and change. I continually tell clients to run their bodies like a small business, which involves doing the little things consistently. Paying off your mortgage isn’t sexy, but over time, owning your home is…doing little things daily is like accumulating compound interest, building wellness wealth, and investing in yourself.
In the words of Steve Jobs, “I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Lying on my sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realise that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. Material things lost can be found, but one thing that can never be found when it is lost is LIFE”.
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