January 27, 2020

So you’ve made a resolution to get healthy. First of all, congratulations, the first steps to a better you begin with healthy decisions. The Y is here to help you along your new journey, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you succeed.  

  1. Nobody is Perfect 
    Accept that you will not be perfect. No matter if it’s losing weight, exercising or learning a new skill, it will take time to get a rhythm and routine. What matters when doing something new is making it a priority and setting aside time for the activity. If you happen to miss a few times, that’s ok, as long as you keep with it. It will eventually stick and you will find your groove. 

  2. Make it a Habit 
    Once you continue doing it over and over you will start to find what works for you. At first it will take a tremendous amount of effort. But as time goes by, you will start to notice that it becomes second nature. 

  3. Find Support
    You have decided to work on yourself and now you have made it a habit, that’s great! Now it’s time to find support to keep going. Lots of people give up less than a month after they start a new routine, but that won’t be you. At the YMCA we make your journey a priority. Our staff and our community are committed to a healthier lifestyle. The Y is a great place to seek out support and make friends with similar interest. 

  4. Set a Goal to a New You
    Now you’ve hit your stride. You have made a new habit and found likeminded friends in a new community. Let’s set some goals to help you keep going and give you a target to work towards. Make your goals attainable, if they’re too hard then you will get discouraged. Small changes add up over time. You won’t be disappointed if you stick with it.  

We are passionate about our quest to help others. The Y is not just a gym, it is a whole community dedicated to the mission of service and support. We are here to set you on a path to health and success. 


Published by Shianne Motter

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