In a busy world full of convenience foods, full schedules, and lots of sedentary time, it can feel like it’s too difficult to try to lead a healthier lifestyle. These are all definitely things that we have struggled with. While I’m still working toward having a healthier lifestyle, I’ve found some things that I’ve been doing that have helped as I try to be healthier.
The tool that has worked the best for me when trying to make sure to get more exercise, which is something I often struggle with, is having an accountability partner.
I have learned something important about finding the right kind of accountability partner, however. After trying for years to have my husband keep me accountable (and me for him), I realized that we are too kind with each other. We are too quick to give each other a pass for just being tired or having a crazy schedule.
If you have trouble remembering to exercise, I recommend finding a friend or family member who will not give you that pass just because life gets busy. My best accountability partner is a friend of mine with whom I can be competitive in a mostly good-natured way and who isn’t shy about calling me out if I start falling behind on getting in some exercise and vice versa.
I don’t know if you’re like me on this, but consistency is key when it comes to working on a healthier lifestyle. When I was working on a walking/running challenge with my accountability friend, I started walking one mile a day for a month. It got to be a habit, and I just knew that when that time of the morning rolled around, I better go get in at least a mile.
However, as soon as I had a day or two when I didn’t do it, it was harder to make myself do it. Finally, when I took a whole week off, my walking routine was gone.
Another area that I find I need consistency in is taking vitamins and supplements. While it’s not normally something that I think about, even though I know I should, if I am consistent about the time of day that I’m taking them and making it part of my routine in the morning, then I remember. It makes it even easier if I leave bottles out in a place where I will have a visual cue to take them as well.
I’ve been taking vitafusion™ Fiber Well™ Fit as part of my morning routine as a way to not only get a fiber supplement, since I know that I am often not getting enough just through food, but also six B vitamins. Fiber is so important for digestive health, and digestive health is really key to overall body health.*
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Oh, wait. Is that just me that fusses about that kind of thing? I’m guessing probably not.
If you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle and you’re not currently doing that, it can be hard if you’re not setting some goals. It’s too easy to say, “I’m going to eat better starting tomorrow” or “I’m going to start getting some more exercise.” Without a goal, it’s hard to know what those things look like for you.
Instead, setting a goal gives you something concrete to work on. It might be that you set a goal to get a set amount of exercise a week, stop or start eating particular foods, or to work on getting everything your body needs nutritionally through food, vitamins, and supplements.
This month, I challenged my accountability partner to a particular distance to walk/run. We track it with an app so that we can keep up with each other progress as well as our own. I’ve also made some specific food goals, and have committed to taking vitafusion™ Fiber Well Fit™ supplements.
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|Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home. Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBooks, podcasts, loves Pinterest, documents the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.|
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