The Power of an Ally

We all know how difficult it is to get healthy on our own — I hear it daily from clients, family and friends and experience it myself!  Whether it’s building in healthy eating habits in a home where junk food is pervasive or changing our daily routine to include some sort of movement, getting healthy is not an easy venture, especially when we go at it alone.

Maybe you’ve had the experience where you’ve garnered enough motivation to bring a salad for lunch, only to be confronted by all of your colleagues ordering in burgers and fries.  Or maybe you have decided that the first of the month means big changes to your diet and exercise routine, only to lose the internal motivation after a few days.  Maybe your partner at home is not quite as on-board as you would hope with the fruits and veggies that you bring home from the grocery store, or you find yourself wanting to hit the snooze button just one… more… time… before your planned morning workout. Believe me, I’ve been there too!

The truth is that it is harder to make healthy choices when you feel like you’re alone.  Temptations are greater, peer pressure is increased, and it’s difficult to make the changes you want without an ally there to support you and keep you accountable!  Research shows that we push ourselves harder, find greater motivation and reach our goals more often with the help of a partner, friend or ally!

So, what are you waiting for?!  Make those goals a reality.  Find a friend, co-worker or partner to help motivate and support you.  Ask a girlfriend to keep you accountable.  Surround yourself with others reaching for similar goals.  Or sign up for a FREE initial consultation and take the first step in changing your life.

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