How to Maintain Your Wellness Goals Throughout the Year

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Maintain Your Wellness Goals Throughout The Year

Whether you’re making promises to yourself to get eight hours of sleep each night, or you’re hoping to lose 10, 15, or 20 pounds within the next six months, you may find it difficult to stay true to your wellness goals—especially if you’re lacking support or don’t have a lot of money to spend.

However, there are several budget-friendly things you can do to ensure that you’ll stay true to your goals until a new habit forms, or you start seeing the results you’re aiming for.

For some simple tips that can help you to maintain your wellness goals throughout the year, have a look at the following resources, courtesy of Intecore Physical Therapy.

Love Your Workout Gear

According to Shape, the clothing and accessories we wear while exercising may play a more significant role in our physical performance than we ever thought possible.

Not only can the right gym attire boost our brains and help us to push through a wellness routine, but new gear may also help us to feel more confident, focused, and motivated as we work toward our fitness goals.

If you’re looking for an effective yet affordable way to maintain your wellness goals, it may be time to buy a new pair of athletic running shoes, socks, leggings, or sweatpants.

The average cost of a good pair of running shoes is around $100, but you may be able to save on your purchase if you shop online and look for promo codes and coupons before making the purchase.

For instance, you can place your order through a site like Honey to score running shoe deals. This way, you can usually save even more on your purchase while receiving cashback on the order at the same time!

Plan a Short Staycation

Everyone needs a little time away from things to unwind and relax, but not everyone may have the means to head off on a luxurious vacation for two weeks. Instead of taking it to the extreme, carve out a few days to enjoy the sights and sounds all around you.

There are a lot of things to enjoy in Orange County, from Anaheim to Laguna Beach, so consider spending a few days in a vacation rental home near an area that piques your interest. It may not be as exciting as a full-blown vacation, but it could do your mind and body a lot of good.

Check-in with Yourself

We may start off enthusiastic about our wellness plans, but many of us lack the self-discipline we need to meet our goals—especially if we’re not checking in with ourselves and measuring the progress we’ve made.

However, Lifehack says that setting daily reminders can help us to get things done, become more organized, and build healthier habits over time.

To keep you on track for meeting your wellness goals throughout the year, downloading a goal tracking app to your mobile device may be useful—especially if your biggest obstacle is remembering to exercise, drink more water, or make healthier food choices. With the Strides mobile app, for instance, you can set periodic reminders to assist you in meeting—and sticking to—your health, wellness, and self-care goals.

Push Through It

If you live with a spouse, roommate, or relative who doesn’t share the same passion for self-care, fitness, or healthy eating, sticking to your wellness goals may be even more challenging. In fact, the company we keep may play a major role in whether we stick to our wellness goals, consume healthy foods, or regularly hit the gym.

If this sounds like you, don’t worry just yet. There are several effective, yet budget-friendly ways, to stay true to your wellness goals while maintaining relationships with your loved ones at the same time. To keep your loved ones from sabotaging your goals—even if they aren’t quite ready to begin their own wellness journey—try the following:

Find a colleague, friend, or neighbor to go walking or biking with.

Use Meetup to search for fitness clubs and groups near you.

Find casual ways to get your roommate on board with your health goals, without forcing your lifestyle upon them.
Create a healthier home environment.

At home, do most of the grocery shopping, cooking, and meal prepping.

Whether you live on your own or with a roommate, spouse, or friend, sticking to a new wellness goal can be quite challenging—especially in the beginning. However, simple things like replacing your workout gear, setting daily reminders to exercise, and seeking support from your loved ones will all help you to stay on board with your goals.

Intecore Physical Therapy aims to help people in Southern California stay fit, healthy, and free of painkillers. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services.

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