Approach diet and fitness like you do dating, and you'll fall in love in no time.
Ah, it's February: the month of love poems, flowers, and romance. In the process of going from a very happy-to-be-on-the-couch “before” to a can’t-get-enough-veggies “after,” I’ve found that falling in love with healthy living is very much like falling in love with a person. So rather than stress about all the mixed signals and cryptic text messages, shift your focus and apply all the rules of dating to your health and fitness goals.
Do you want to get in shape and stay in shape for the next 10 years? Lose 5 pounds by your cousin’s wedding in August? Lose 20 pounds by your high school reunion next weekend? (We don’t recommend that last one.) Once you know what you want, it’s easier to figure out the best way to get it.
Likewise, you should do your research before you start a new health and fitness plan. Read health and fitness magazines, check out books from the library, or follow reputable blogs. That way you don’t have to waste your time in the gym completing a plan that won’t get you the results you want. Only fools rush in, right?
Love is in the air, but whether you’re attached or single, you can definitely fall in love with your new healthy lifestyle.