“Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” –Greg Anderson
What do you consider wellness? Is it a number on the scale or how many steps you have taken? Perhaps it is what you did – or didn’t – eat or how often your doctor sees you.
At FIT4MOM Asheville, we believe wellness moves beyond simple numbers or checklists. Wellness is a combination of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health; if one is lacking, the others will as well, causing you to suffer.
Most of us are chasing a goal to feel better and make better lifestyle choices – to be healthier. But there is so much noise in the media, we are often unsure where or how to start, much less what the overall ending should be. How do you start on a path to healthier living?
No matter what your goals are, here are 5 simple ways to find a healthier you.
Grab your pen & paper or open your favorite app. Writing things down can be transformative! If you want to make better nutritional choices, write down what you eat each day. If you want to be happier, start a gratitude journal. Whatever your goal is, begin journaling to help you track where you are now & decide where you want to be in the future.
2. Ask “Compared to What?”
As we stated in our blog 5 Tips for Eating Well During the Holidays, every time you are questioning if you should eat a particular food, always ask yourself: “Compared to what?” If there are healthier, more nutritious options readily available, choose those instead.
3. Don’t Try to Go Alone
Skip the lunch date and go for a walk with a co-worker. Ask your kids to build an obstacle course out of exercise equipment with you. Movement can be more fun when others are involved. Need a support group? Let us help you with our new 8-week Body Back Transformation program. Starting on February 4th, we will focus on your daily habits to improve your overall health and well-being with movement, nutrition, hydration, mindfulness, & meditation TOGETHER as a group.
Create a relaxing ritual before bedtime. Stress not only makes you miserable, it wreaks havoc on your sleep. Develop some kind of pre-sleep ritual to break the connection between all the day’s stress and bedtime. These rituals can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an hour. Think of including reading, lavender baths/showers, yoga, foam rolling, and meditating.
5. Practice Self-Gratitude
We should always practice gratitude with yourself as much as with others. Instead of focusing on the items you did not accomplish that day, make a list of what you DID accomplish throughout the day! This may show you that you have done more than you think. So maybe you skipped your workout, but did you drink your goal amount of water? If you ate poorly for lunch but chose a healthier dinner, give yourself a pat on the back. Be sure to thank yourself for jobs well done.
We want to make your wellness journey easier & surround you with support, acceptance, and love. This is why we are starting our Body Back Transformation program. Body Back® Transformation is an 8-week result based journey. Starting February 4th, you will focus on your daily habits to improve your overall health and well-being with movement, nutrition, hydration, mindfulness, & meditation. The experience includes high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts designed to challenge, empower, and recharge you. Nutrition guidance, recipes, and meal planners are provided to educate and guide you toward healthier eating habits.
You have two different ways to complete this 8-week program: The virtual package or the full package. The program includes accountability and a supportive community that is with you every step of the way. This eight-week journey will reconnect you to your inner strength and encourage you to believe in personal transformation. Find out more & join us today.