Health is a journey, not a destination: Stay focused on your goals!

Health is a journey, not a destination: Stay focused on your goals!

For the last two months this column has been focused on health-related New Year’s Resolutions as they pertain to nutrition and exercise. Perhaps you even tuned into our live-streaming webinars hosted on Facebook and YouTube on those topics or watched the archived copies. Hopefully, you have been able to make a baby step or two in each area.

However, if you aren’t there – you aren’t there – and thus you must keep going…

You might think, “Alright, I made it through January, and even did okay through February – so I’m good, right?” Unfortunately, or really fortunately, you are actually just beginning.

By now you have added some new habits, changed some bad daily patterns, and are starting to see some changes. Congratulations! That is the point. But if you have not achieved your goal weight, fitness level, or… you must keep going! Sometimes it is the newness of a goal that helps one move closer – it is the commitment to the goal that helps you achieve the goal.

The question really comes down to: “WHY, do you want to achieve…” It is in holding onto the Why that we get to actually reach our goals. For some of my patients, their ‘why’ is that they want to be healthy to watch their grandchildren grow up and mentor them. Others want to be able to travel the world. Still others want to have a regular active life at home and work without the inhibition of sicknesses and diseases and pain.

Whatever your “why,” this is what you must hold tight and stay focused on – until you hit your goals. Then, it is what you keep handy in your mind, so you don’t slip away from being able to maintain your newfound health.

JumpStart Re/Start: The Path to a Healthy Mind” on March 25th, 2021 @ 6:15 PM

There is obviously much more that can be said about this, but space here is limited. If you would like more information on some helpful tools to stay focused on your goals, tune in to the last of our three-part series: “JumpStart Re/Start: The Path to a Healthy Mind” on March 25th, 2021 @ 6:15 PM. Join us on our Facebook page, or our YouTube Channel and watch it live, or watch it later. (You can access the event from our website


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