Do you want to lose weight, build muscle strength, gain more flexibility or all of the above? Or, perhaps you have other fitness goals in mind.
Whatever you’re looking to accomplish, it’s helpful to create a wellness plan. Here’s how you can get started:
Make an Adjustable Meal Plan
Making a meal plan at the beginning of the week can help you stay on track in regard to your fitness goals. Once the meal plan is made, you don’t have to decide what you’re going to eat on a daily basis. Win!
An adjustable meal plan is even more effective! For instance, on Tuesday evening you look at your meal plan and see grilled chicken and asparagus for dinner. But, you aren’t really in the mood for asparagus. With an adjustable meal plan, you can swap it with another healthy option from your list, such as broccoli or green beans.
And at Kirby Medical Center, you can work with our registered dietitians to create a healthy, customized meal plan to assist you in meeting your overall health goals.
Choose Exercise Options for Each Week
When it comes to your weekly exercise plan, give yourself three options for each day. For example, on Monday you could take a long walk with your dog, ride an exercise bike or, our personal favorite, take a group fitness class at KMC Active!
Put Self-Care into Your Wellness Plan
No wellness plan is complete without self-care activities. A massage, meditation, a fun outing with friends or pursuing a hobby are all examples of self-care. It’s a chance to relax and dedicate time to yourself and your interests.
Forgive Yourself for Slip-Ups
No one is perfect. Even if you have a stellar wellness plan you may slip-up by skipping exercise for a couple of days or eating something that’s not on your plan. The best course of action is to forgive yourself, learn from it and move on. It’s a waste of energy to feel guilty or talk to yourself in a negative way — simply try to do better the next day!
At Kirby Medical Center, we’re dedicated to your whole health! That’s why we offer wellness services in Piatt County to keep you feeling your best year-round. From dietary support to exercise classes, we can help you live your healthiest life.