Apr 19 2019
It’s right about that time –the shoulder season of dieting. A time when we’re no longer obsessed by our New Years resolutions and the looming bathing suit season is still too far off. We’re stuck between a rock and hard place because it’s hard to find the motivation to get on to a weight loss diet when there’s nothing particularly motivating us to get moving.
If you’re looking for some springtime dieting inspiration to get back on track with your healthy eating regime or exercise plan, think about the meaning of the spring season. Spring is the time of year when little flowers peek through the melting snow and new birth begins. Let these little miracles quietly happening around you to compel you to make a positive diet change in your life.
The key to experiencing a new-found motivation in your dieting lifestyle is action. Find an activity or diet program that you’re interested in and commit to it. For example, is there a cause or charity preparing for a walk-a-thon, 5-mile run or half-marathon in your city? Is there an aerobic class or walking group you can join?
Once you’ve selected the right activity, it’s important to commit and stick to it because without a commitment you’re not likely to reach your greatest potential. Something that may help you commit is the group of people you meet or the friends which accompany you to the fitness class, walking group or tennis club. Finding a community of people that will be there every week will help motivate you to participate knowing you have a group of people waiting for you.
Finally, once you’ve found an activity and group of people to keep you enthused, try telling your friends or loved ones about your new-found motivation. Not only will you inspire others to recommit to their health with your example, but the act of telling people is an indirect way to keep you accountable.
Just like the new growth that naturally occurs in the springtime, find a healthy burst of energy in your life. Amaze yourself and others with the zest for life you’ll find in discovering a healthy activity or weight loss program and committing to it through community and accountability!