How to maintain a healthy lifestyle
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. When you begin an exercise program or diet, it's easy to get excited about the prospects of losing weight and feeling great. However, because weight loss takes time and commitment, and the results aren't immediate, we can easily get discouraged. Here are three simple steps you can follow to help you stay on track.
Share the experience with a friend.
Don't go it alone. By sharing about the program with a friend, you give yourself someone to be accountable to and to turn to when you are feeling discouraged.
Take it one day at a time.
Over the long run, you will see tremendous results. But to maintain a program, look at each day as an accomplishment and set goals for that specific day.
Celebrate your milestones in a healthy way.
When you reach a milestone or goal, add a healthy celebration to your to-do list. This might be going to see a movie, taking a walk on the beach, getting a massage. Do something wonderful for yourself because rewards are very important with building momentum and sustaining the program.