Building a strong foundation is one of the best things you can do for a healthy lifestyle. This foundation acts almost as a net to fall back on if you lose your way, and makes it a lot easier to get back up and keep going rather than just quitting all together. We tend to avoid thinking about the possibility of getting off track with our health until it is upon us, but it’s an important factor to consider and plan ahead for. Our foundations are what define who we are, what are goals are, and how we are going to reach them. They are a reflection of our strengths and a tool to fight our weaknesses. If you think of your health journey as building a house, then you can see how important the presence of a foundation is. You can get every other detail right on the house, and make it gorgeous. But, if your foundation is weak, the house will eventually begin to fall apart. A strong foundation keeps a house together, and can keep your healthy lifestyle intact.
Foundations for health feel or look different for every individual, but should share a common purpose. The purpose is to help support us when things get a little shaky. If the foundation is strong, we weather the storm better, and can put ourselves back on track much more quickly and efficiently.
Whether it’s setting goals with dates attached, writing down the top 5 reason’s why you want to be healthy, or that picture of what you DO, or DO NOT want to look like - your foundations should be inspiring things that will push you forward to the finish line. Summer is just around the corner, and the lively weather is the perfect inspiration to make that push towards a healthier lifestyle. With all of the fresh produce and cheerful faces and warming sunshine, it’s hard to resist the urge to go outside and be active! Take those pale limbs out for some fresh air, and take advantage of this time to strengthen your foundations. You will be amazed at what motivation and confidence it brings.