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- Sheri Colberg
Living a life of health and fitness is hard but it is not impossible. In fact, with discipline and commitment, you can actually change your ways and finally get rid of the bad habits that affect your health.
Here are a few top tips for a better and healthier you.
Read on and see which you may already be doing and if there are any that you could add to your everyday lifestyle…
If you really want to change your life and get rid of habits, you’ve got to want it real bad. You need to really commit to it to ensure that you will see the plan through. There are a lot of people who start eating healthily and trying to stay fit who will fall back to their old ways after some time. Don’t be like those people. Starting and stopping will only serve to deflate your spirits and make you believe that you can never really do it. Start when you feel that you really want it bad enough and you can really do it. Willpower can be really amazing. It can make miracles. You won’t really ever do something unless you actually want it. Get yourself motivated – and mean it!
Get A Support System
Changing old habits, whether changing a bad diet or quitting a vice, is hard but when done with people who live and support you, the task can be easier and more manageable. This is the reason why diets and programs for quitting alcoholism and smoking have support system programs within their organization. People who share your experiences, whether or not they are undergoing the same things as you are, will help encourage you to continue with the goals that you have set. Find a friend who you can exercise with or someone who can offer you some support with your change of diet. Equally, you may need to avoid those situations where you know you are likely to struggle with keeping up with your new regime – at least until you have really got into the swing of things. We become like the people we surround ourselves with – so make sure you have an inspirational support system. Read more…
As hinted at above, without the willpower to avoid temptations, your plan to change will constantly be derailed. It is important that you remain in control when it comes to the changes that you want to do for yourself. Be warned, this is not always easy to do. There will be lots of instances when you will be truly tested – but don’t become one of those who falls at the first (or second, or third) test. Avoiding potentially difficult situations or people who will lead you into bad habits is a good starting place, but you can also build up confidence when you successfully face down temptation and come away without falling to it.
Set Up A Program
People who are constantly being reminded of how they should proceed have better chances of making it through the program than those who are just doing it alone. This works in the same way as the support system but even better because, in this instance, you have a record of what you should be doing. This is why people who follow a set program can feel it easier, as they have a constant reminder of what they should be doing. Follow a set program to keep yourself on track with your new healthier lifestyle, until it becomes second nature and simply a normal part of who you are!
- George Sheehan
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