How to Stay Committed to Your Health in Vacaville

How to Stay Committed to Your Health in Vacaville

Most of us make well-intentioned health and fitness resolutions particularly on January 01 and only to break that resolution just a few days or weeks later.

So, instead of making resolutions, how about trying to make commitments. A commitment usually involves a solid action plan. Making such commitments and holding yourself accountable is very important. Don't be that person who just do it for the sake of a resolution but rather be committed to doing your best, looking and feeling your best, all year round.

How exactly do you accomplish this feat? Check out these simple tips on doing just that.

1. Don't change everything all at once

We do whatever we can to change everything all at once instead of prioritizing something. This type of mindset is simply unrealistic and can be the reason why you can't accomplish any of your commitments. It's important to prioritize something for you to actually accomplish it.

The first step is to make a list of what you want to achieve and take the time to analyze your list. You should see if an item from that list can affect the other, which is something that makes the most sense for you to start with. While you're at it, rearrange them according to importance. Once done, look at the one that you set on top to see if it's tangible and an achievable goal. Let's say if you want to lose 10 pounds by summer, look at this commitment every single day. Even if the steps you take are just small, it's still considered progress and you could be on your way towards success just as long as you stick to it.

2. Change your environment

This is a change that is dependent on your goal. If you want to lose weight and be healthier, you need to stock up your pantry and kitchen with healthy, whole foods that you'll actually eat. A good practice is to scan your kitchen and pantry to look for the current foods that you already have in your possession. Rearrange them into 3 groups: the healthy foods, the unhealthy foods, and foods that you're not sure about. The healthy food group should include fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and so on. If you're not sure about certain foods, you can look online to see which category it rightfully belongs to. As for the unhealthy food group, you should take the unopened, non-perishable foods into the pantry, and the rest goes in the garbage. It may take some time depending on your current supply but from now on, it's best to stock up only on the healthy food group.

3. Acknowledge that small changes add up

Instead of parking at the "perfect parking spot", make an effort to park a bit farther away so that you will do a bit of walking. If possible, avoid taking the elevator and opt for the stairs instead. Each step you take on those stairs will equal to some calories burned. If you have to choose between diet drinks and water, the latter is always the best option. There have been studies which shows that diet drinks can make you hungrier instead of benefiting your health. Lastly, create an exercise plan that you can commit for up to 4 days a week. Keep in mind that exercise is vital for your healthy, weight loss goals.

4. Schedule new habits into your life

So, how do you ensure that you follow through your goals? The first thing you need to remember is that you're making a commitment. These commitments are something that will create a better YOU and they shouldn't be taken lightly. Are you strong enough to make these commitments and can you follow through it? Of course, you can just as long as it's a realistic one and you've outlined it properly. These things aren't automatic and changing some behaviors may even take years to be adapted. It's important to setup daily reminders so that you will always stay on track of your goals. Note all the positive behaviors you'll be incorporating in your smart phone or calendar to ensure that you're always reminded. Whether it maybe waking up earlier to workout or making a healthy smoothie, just do whatever you can to do it every day.

Your thoughts should be put into words and these words into actions. Once you develop these habits and stay committed to it, it will eventually help shape your character. You should also add positive thinking in the entire process because the character you're going to make for yourself will be your destiny. This destiny is also something that's plain and simple: lose 10 pounds or whatever that goal was. Once you follow through it, you'll see that achieving these goals is one of the easiest things you've ever done because you did it using small, achievable steps.

5. Repeat

Perform the process over and over again to make the goals you've setup achievable from the very start. Step-by-step, day-by-day, you will live through your commitments and witness your character's through strength. The bottom line is to always remember that there's no shortcut or secret sauce, it's the commitment to sticking to good habits that will develop your future, better self.

Being committed towards better health isn't a simple task. It may sound simple, but you can easily lose track of it if you don't stay focused. Hopefully, this article by will be of great help to you especially if you plan on making big changes for the new year or somewhere in the middle. For more help on your health goals, you can consult with Dr. Alex Tam, your Vacaville Chiropractor. He specializes in chiropractic therapy, weight loss goals, and owns the top chiropractic and holistic center in the Solano county so you'll surely get those commitments achieved with his help.

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