How to Motivate Yourself to Make a Healthy Change in 2019

New year, new me. Chances are, we all hear it every January and quite frankly, it gets a little tiring after a while. Of course, there's nothing wrong with wanting to change yourself for the better, but this requires real effort and dedication as opposed to the following of a gimmicky fad or diet that will be ditched within a week or two.

If you're serious about getting healthy, there are plenty of ways to ensure you're putting yourself on the right path.


It may sound obvious, but motivation is the be all and end all when it comes to making changes to your lifestyle. In order to succeed, it's important to look at the reasons as to why people fail and give up. For a start, you have to want to do it; you also have to be doing it for yourself and no-one else. It's reasonable to assume that those who abandon diets or workout plans after a few weeks lack the commitment and genuine desire to want to change.

There will be days where you struggle for motivation; this is part and parcel of life. If you find yourself struggling, it always helps to glance over some of the best motivational quotes to refocus your mind. After all, if Michael Jordan and Bo Jackson are giving you advice then who are you not take it?

Start Small and Set Manageable Goals

As with most things in life, getting healthy is a marathon and not a sprint. When it comes to exercise, the benefits are cumulative and so if you don't have a spare hour to go running or get on the treadmill then it doesn't matter. Aim for around 15 minutes or so each morning and then build from there. By completing your exercises in the morning, there's less chance for you to get distracted and more chance of you getting the work done.

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Be Mindful of What You Eat and Drink Before Bed

Eating or drinking late at night may seem appealing and practical after a long, hard day but it doesn't do your body any favors. Any calories consumed after a certain time are unlikely to be broken down while you're asleep and will end up making your body a permanent home. This is especially true of alcohol and most doctors recommend laying off the alcoholic drinks around two hours before you go to bed in order to give the alcohol time to metabolize properly.


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Formulate a Plan That Works For You

At the end of the day, everyone's different and only you know what your body can handle. Tailoring a plan to suit your own lifestyle and needs is a good place to start. Getting healthy is a gradual process and it's important that you only concern yourself with your own progress and no-one elses. Comparing yourself to other people is futile and will only leave you feeling worse than you did before. Taking a break from social media could be beneficial in this regard but at the same time, we know how difficult that is. Although this list is by no means exhaustive, it should help get you on the right track to a healthier, happier 2019. Good luck.

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