Jasmine's Place Issue No. 18 - May/June 2017 - Page 35

Get Accountable. Not only are you more likely to stick to your health and wellness goals if you have someone checking on you, but you will enjoy it more when you have people to reach your goals with. Find people who are on the same goal path as you and stick together. This is where a lot of people tend to trip because they are conditioned to celebrate with food. Think of a few other ways you can reward yourself. Focus on asking each other why you are eating, not just what you are eating. Having a healthy relationship with food is the most important aspect to a healthy lifestyle. Having a few people to share your wins and losses with will make a huge difference. Celebrate every win. The size of the victory is irrelevant, every win deserves a celebration! This is where a lot of people tend to trip because they are conditioned to celebrate with food. Think of a few other ways you can reward yourself. Maybe put $2 into a jar every time you make a healthy food choice and at the end of the summer buy yourself a new outfit! Or plan to do something fun with friends. It can be as simple as taking a luxurious bath or a dance party in your car. Just celebrate and relish in the steps you have taken on your journey. It is a journey, and it is worth every bit of struggle to reach your goals. Congratulations on honoring God, yourself, and others with commitment to health and wellness. Haley Pridgen is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, as well as a certified Health and Wellness Consultant. Combined with her undergraduate degree in Missional Ministries, she started Taste & See as a ministry to care for the human body in the holistic manner that we were created in. Taste & See offers a variety of services such as nutrition coaching, meal plans, grocery delivery, writing, nutrition education, and are expanding to products in the months to come. Her heart is that we would worship Him mind, body, and spirit and it is her joy and honor to offer community to those who are desiring support along the way. Visit her at https://totasteandsee.com/ JASMINE'S PLACE 35 35