You know what’s more telling of long term success then a solid fitness or diet plan? The people you surround yourself with on a regular basis. The clients with the most sustainable success have partners that join in on their crusades. They have family that know all about their goals. They have friends that are their cheerleaders. They have a community of supporters that are continually accessible. So, who keeps you accountable these days? Who picks you up when fall? Who helps you set your goals? Who motivates you? If you have health and fitness goals the number one thing you need to do FIRST is surround yourself with positive, knowledgeable, influential, and inspiring people. So how the heck do you do that? Here’s six tips to help you find your health and wellness tribe:
1. Be clear on what you want. Explore your goals, what fuels you, and what type of life you dream of. The more you know exactly what YOU want, the more you will attract people that have similar interests and goals. Write that shit down and start living it now.
2. Get a health coach. There is nothing more supportive and inspiring than working with a knowledgeable role model that lives and breathes all things health and fitness. Good coaches have built-in established tribes and tons of ideas to connect you with the type of people you need to surround yourself with.
3. Find an online tribe. Now-a-days all you have to do is google running moms, keto support, or fitness girls and before you know it you will have a long list of social media groups and website links to start connecting with.
4. Get out there. Workout classes, mastermind groups, hiking clubs…it’s beneficial to get out your front door and connect with people in flesh and skin. There are so many groups, clubs and classes that can motivate, inspire and fill your cup. The trick is to try A LOT of them to find what floats your boat the most.
5. Be active and engaging. Though some of us are introverts or like to stand back and observe rather than comment, post, chat and spill your life story, there is huge value in interacting, sharing and connect both in person and online.
6. Convince your partner to join you in goal crushing. Not all of us have a spouse or partner that is by our sides in the kitchen and the gym. It can take some coaxing to get your man or woman onboard with your regime and lifestyle. For tips on how to make this happen, check out this week’s Facebook Live on the Move Eat Play group (www.facebook.com/groups/moveeatplay).
Whether you have been adopting healthy habits for months now or you are new to the health and fitness game, have a tribe of people is essential to your long-term success. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard, Margaret Mead. So get out here, find your people and reap the benefits of a supportive network on like-minded people!