Making a lifestyle change of any kind is difficult, especially long term! You don’t
need a New Years Resolution to start something great, either! Here are a few helpful
tricks to help make your lifestyle changes stick!
1. Keep it Simple
It can be very easy to look only at the end goal and get very overwhelmed. It is also
common to be SUPER motivated the first week and want to change EVERYTHING all
at once! We suggest you take a deep breath, slow it down and keep it simple! For
example, instead of adopting a strict diet out of the gate, try change a one thing
about your daily nutrition or instead of saying “no alcohol ever again” try cutting
back to just once a week (or month depending on your current situation, haha).
Challenge yourself with small and doable changes for long term success.
2. Plan Ahead
Being prepared is half the battle! Typically we all want something quick, easy, and
simple. We are all crazy busy and we don’t want ANOTHER thing to think about.
That is why we suggest planning ahead when making any type of lifestyle change.
Things like taking care of food prep on the weekends when you have a little extra
time, or scheduling your workout a head of time as an actual non-negotiable
meeting will make sticking with your change more manageable. We promise little
extra time up front will save you a lot of headaches.
Think of this lifestyle change, whatever it might be, as exactly that…A LIFESTYLE
CHANGE! Stop looking at it as a “30 day challenge” where after the 30 days you can
go back to your old habits. Find something you truly believe in and enjoy because,
just like anything in life there will be “ups” and “downs”. Commit to this new change
by living it in your day-to- day life and will also be the example you put into the
-Kari Kirkendall, Nutrition Coach / Event & Media Director