Motivation and support are two things I rely on when sticking with an exercise plan and living a healthy lifestyle. I love seeing others working out and eating well, it motivates me and keeps me going. I also love having a support system in place because that helps me stay focused.
Being with a group of like minded individuals is uplifting and key to healthy lifestyle success.
It’s no secret that with our move to Colorado, I fell off the healthy lifestyle wagon. Hard. And it took me two years to finally get back on track. The main reason I had trouble with getting back on the wagon is because I had no support system.
Most of the “healthy” blogs are running focused and I’m not running at this time. Paleo blogs, while closer to the way I eat and view food, are Crossfit focused and I don’t Crossfit (or have any desire to). I was feeling stuck and like I couldn’t relate to anyone. I didn’t have anyone I could turn to, even locally since most locals here either run or bike.
Eventually I had enough of not living to my fullest potential and I had enough with not eating the way my body prefers and I sought out help.
My friend Rose was running an accountability group and I joined in and it was exactly what I needed to get back on track and stay focused.
Being part of a support group that I can check in with daily for accountability and motivation has been a game changer. I’ve stayed on track and have worked hard to get back to living the lifestyle that I love. I would not have been able to do this had I not found a group of folks who were all doing the same thing I was, getting back on track.
We are all doing different workouts and we all have different perspectives on what eating well means but we are always supportive of each other and help build each other up.
When committing to a lifestyle change, we need to find our tribe. A group that is supportive and motivating, helping each other reach their goals. Taking the first step to seeking out support is HUGE and difficult. Most of us don’t want to admit we need help. The truth is that we are much more successful when we have people to motivate us and challenge us.
This is exactly why I’m bringing my health coaching back into focus because I know first hand how beneficial having a support system in place can be.
I will be running some free challenge groups that will focus on eating well and having an exercise plan in place. There will be nothing to purchase, all you need is a desire to focus on your health. If you are interested in joining in with others who are on the same journey, just let me know! I’ll send you all the details!
Let’s work together to support and motivate each other!