Well said, Jordan, well said! This year, I’ll save my excuses if you save yours.
‘Support’ is my keyword for starting and maintaining a successful exercise routine or weight loss program. According to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, participants that signed up for a weight-loss program with friends or family were 42% more successful at maintaining their weight loss compared with participants that signed up alone.
What does ‘support’ look like?
1) Family members that support healthier eating at home, or help you make the time to get to the gym.
2) Co-workers that encourage better nutrition at work, or invite you to take a walk during your lunch hour.
3) Friends that order healthier choices when they’re out with you to avoid tempting you, or ask you to meet them for a run to talk about your day.
4) Mississippi Medley Run/Walk Series or Mississippi Mixer Activity Series for the competitive athlete, new runner, seasoned walker, or first timer. Each series allows you to choose your activities, and if you are bold enough to sign up for all of them then you’re looking at roughly one activity each month for the year. Having activities on the calendar should help motivate you to train for them!
5) Join the Winona Running Club on Facebook to meet other active individuals and learn about community runs and local races.
6) Come to the Visitor’s Center on Huff Street every Monday night at 5:30pm starting in January for a group walk/run. Meet other walkers/runners and warm up together/ask the leader questions. Go at your own pace – all paces welcome.
“Don’t use your past as an excuse, excuse your excuses and take action now!!!” Bernard Kelvin Clive