It's easy to look at someone else's success story and get motivated - whether it's losing weight, running a marathon or some other health and fitness related goal. Sometimes, it's even easy to set your own goal and get started. But, eventually, the excitement and enthusiasm wears off, and often times you find yourself right back where you started. Fitness guru Chalene Johnson always says that it takes 21 days to change a habit. That's kind of a long time if you start to miss or crave something in particular. If you want to adopt and maintain a new habit, it helps to not be alone.
Maybe working out more isn't your goal. Maybe you really need help with sticking to a healthier eating plan. Guess what? There are groups for that too! There are more traditional groups like Weight Watchers, but also new virtual groups like DietBet. Oddly, the human mind works in a way that we're more inclined to stick to a plan if we feel like we'd be letting someone else down instead of ourselves. It's kind of like social "tough love".
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