3 Steps for Long-Term Health and Wellness Success

Do you ever feel like your health and wellness is a constant roller coaster ride of successes and failures? Here are the three things you need to enjoy a sustained life of health and wellness:
1. A Crew
Think about any lifelong pursuit – family, career, travel, friendship, health – none of which exist in a vacuum. As social creatures we thrive and grow in a group setting. Nature shows us that isolation is counterproductive to a rich, fulfilling life. Why then, when it comes to our own health do we go to the gym alone, put in some earbuds, and lift weights solo? There will inevitably be slip-ups as health is a lifelong pursuit. The difference is: when you slip up, will you have a crew to lift you up, joke about all the junk food you ate over the weekend, and get you back on the horse on Monday? Bottom line, you need a training crew.

2. A Plan
Too often I see people wander aimlessly through gyms with no end goal or game plan in mind. This is by no fault of their own of course; the fitness industry has for decades been much less concerned with results than setting a low enough price point in hopes that you forget you’re being charged and never come to the gym. We give you a workout plan every day at CrossFit to take the guess work out of what to do at the gym. So assemble your crew, set goals, and develop a results-focused plan. Better yet, set a goal of competing in an event. For example, pick a 5k, an obstacle course race, or a local CrossFit competition.

3. A Mindset
Do you want to be healthy and fit for the next 30 days or the next 30 years? I assume you answered the latter. I can’t stress this enough: STOP allowing short term, self-doubt peddling “experts” dictate your LIFELONG PURSUIT OF HEALTH. It takes patience and a proper mindest to achieve incremental, sustainable, lifelong change. Improving one percent at a time is not nearly as cool as “Drop 2 Sizes in 2 Weeks” and “3 Exercises for Bigger Biceps NOW,” but it’s honest long-term approach. As a coach, every rep I prescribe, every day you come in the door is wrought with accountability for your next 30 years. I promise things will not always be easy and you will slip up. It’s all good though. You know this going in and you have your people and your plan to get you back on track.

Are you ready to join our crew? Call us at 217-246-5080 or email [email protected] to get started with our one-on-one fundamentals course. https://crossfit217.com/get-started/

Steve Yoder

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