If you are one of the many people who struggle to maintain your healthy lifestyle change in the new year this one simple change could be a game changer! See, I was once someone who would decide I was fed up with the way I looked and felt and would make changes only to slowly revert back to my old way of living. And in the back of my head no matter how badly I wanted to change I would know that It wouldn’t last. It was a horrible cycle. But when I finally gained freedom from this I started helping others build habits and do the same. So in this article, I will share with you one simple way to ensure you end this harmful resolution cycle.
Once I lost over 100 lbs I started helping others to get healthy and actually sustain their progress. And I noticed one thing that would help people take even greater ownership of their health. And it was so simple! They brought their family and kids along for the journey. They weren’t just doing it for themselves, but they were doing it for and with their family. Being an example for your kids when they are always looking up to you is a GREAT motivator. Notice I said this was simple, not always easy.
So after years of seeing this trend, we decided to take a different approach to training that could impact the whole family. We created The F.O.R.M. Curriculum which has animated videos and practical ways for kids to build healthy habits at a young age. Kids love it and the parents we partner with love it even more because it gives them simple lessons to teach their kids and it forces them to be the example they always have wanted to be. Whether or not you use our program, you can still take advantage of the same principle.
Help your kids build simple habits in 4 main areas. Movement, create a simple routine for you and your kids to move at least 4 times per week. Nutrition, help your kids develop a love for whole, natural, and nutrient-dense foods. Rest and recovery, help your kids get enough sleep and have a routine for stretching and recovering their bodies. Maintenance, build your lifestyle and schedule where it is easy for the whole family to have these healthy practices. I will also add that you want them to have a biblical approach to their health as well. Transformation comes by the renewing of the mind. To ensure lasting results you and your family must think rightly about how God made your body to help you serve others and live out everything He has called you to.
If you have biblical principles and a simple routine for each of those 4 areas you are much more likely to maintain the progress you gain each year in your health. If you ever need further help just reach out. At Glory to Glory Fitness we believe you were created to be healthy and we are here to partner with you along the way!
Ashton Tate is the founder of Glory to Glory Fitness in Franklin TN, and the creator of The F.O.R.M. Curriculum, a turn-key and biblically based health curriculum for schools and families.