If you’ve been working to make changes but are having trouble seeing or feeling the results, taking the time to identify your wins or finding the positive can be a big motivator to continue. You’ve probably made a lot more progress than you think!
Can you look back at the readings you’ve taken throughout the program and see numbers improve? That’s definitely a win! Here are some other examples of benefits you might see or feel as you track and make changes:
When you achieve your goals, celebrating your success is a surefire way to help you stay motivated.
Here are some healthy ways to celebrate:
There will always be challenges that come along and try to derail your goals and healthy habits. By thinking about some common challenges ahead of time, you can come up with some strategies that will help you cope with them or even overcome them.
Now is a great time to take inventory of the new healthy habits you have developed as part of this program. And don’t worry if you haven’t kept up with some of these habits or have yet to incorporate them into your routine. What matters is that you stay motivated to make your health a priority in ways that are helpful to you and you continue making strides towards your goals each day.
As you reflect on your journey, remember that setbacks are a natural part of making changes. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you fall off the wagon for a bit. What truly matters is your resilience and commitment to getting back on track. Our life and health are shaped by what we do consistently over time and a challenging day or a tough week won’t undermine your progress toward a healthy lifestyle. Keep moving forward, one step at a time.
as of September 2023. Kelsea is a Registered Dietitian with her Masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University.
Always be sure to reach out to your healthcare team when making changes to your diet or lifestyle. There are certain conditions and medications that need to be considered.