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Are you Sabotaging Your Progress?


Article by Emily Mobley

Photography by Amanda Donaho

Are you trying to make positive changes in your life, but finding it difficult to stick to your goals? It might be time to take a look at your environment.

It's a well-known fact that our environment can have a huge impact on our behavior. If we surround ourselves with negative influences, it's going to be a lot harder to maintain positive behaviors.

This is particularly true when it comes to health and wellness. If you're trying to eat healthier, exercise more, or develop a positive mindset, but you're still spending most of your time in an environment that doesn't support those goals, it's going to be an uphill battle.

For example, if your weekly schedule still involves happy hours, sedentary work, late nights watching Netflix, and constant exposure to junk food in the pantry, it's going to be tough to stay on track with your health goals.

The good news is that you can change your environment. The first step is to take a look at what you're currently surrounded by, and how it's influencing your behavior. What are you seeing on a daily basis? What's encouraging your behavior?

One thing to keep in mind is that our eyesight is our strongest sense, and it has a huge impact on our behavior. What we see around us can influence us more than we realize.

So, who and what are you surrounding yourself with? 

Are there people in your life who are negative influences? 

Are there habits or routines that are keeping you from achieving your goals?

Once you've identified these factors, it's time to take action.

Here are some ideas to get started:

  • Join a women's wellness group. This can be a great way to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are also working towards better health and wellness.
  • Join a community of women who lift. This is a great option if you're interested in strength training and want to surround yourself with other women who are passionate about it.
  • Make new friends who don't surround their life with alcohol and eating out constantly. This can be a challenge, but it's worth it to find people who support your goals.

If you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure of how to make these changes, don't hesitate to reach out for help. There are plenty of resources available to support you in your journey.

For example, the Meal Kit Method is a program designed to help you jumpstart your nutrition and make positive changes to your diet. It can be a great way to get started and build momentum towards a healthier lifestyle. Click HERE to learn more!