5 Must-Have Get Started Wellness Tips

When thinking about changing your wellness habits and activities, often the first step is the hardest. Walking into the gym, choosing to put the junk food back from the shopping cart, actually making it through eight glasses of water in one day ... those can be tough steps to take.

No matter if you're starting for the first time or for the tenth time, we all need friendly tips and reminders to help us get going, and keep going on a wellness journey. St. Andrew's Family Fitness has found five must-have tips for you to keep in mind while you take that next step (whatever it may be!).

  1. Be patient through the process. No matter what your goals are, they're going to take some time. Learn to enjoy the journey, celebrate the small wins, and accept that you're not going to get where you want to go overnight. The best practice is to think about where you want to be in one year, then break that goal down into three daily habits that you can work on every six weeks. At the end of a six-week period, while continuing with the daily habits you previously established, add on three more. If you don't feel like you're ready for more, continue working on your first three until you're proud!

  2. There is no "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to workouts, fitness programs, or diets. Part of this journey is discovering what fits you. Push yourself to try new fitness classes, routines, and workouts on a monthly basis. Be leary of any too-good-to-be-true supplements, diets, drinks, etc., but do experiment with new, healthy recipes often.