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Overcoming Momentum Killers

By Sara Butler

The path to a healthy lifestyle is riddled with obstacles. You could be chugging along, feeling great, and then something knocks you for a loop and your momentum suffers. You may start to feel as if all the changes you’re trying to make are just too overwhelming and your energy level starts to go the way of the Dodo bird. Here are a few tips to help you overcome life’s hurdles and keep your momentum going strong.


Sometimes a healthy lifestyle just isn’t exciting. Eating the same thing each day and moving the same way each day can get a little boring. You want to do something different to break the monotony -- it’s understandable.

But do you know what you should do in times like that? You should mix things up! You don’t have to do the same workout or eat the same meals each day to be healthy. Try to add some variety to your day with a new exercise or a new routine. You don’t want to simply go through the motions each day -- you want to be interested in your life! Shake it up and you’ll find that boredom is no longer a problem.

You Hit the Plateau

You may be doing great with your healthy lifestyle and feel on top of the world, but then you notice that you stop gaining ground toward your goals. Whether that goal is to get stronger or have more stamina, or it’s working toward a healthy weight, a plateau is a major momentum buster.

To fix this problem you need to change your mindset. You have to look at plateaus as your body’s way of adjusting to changes you’re making. You can bust through the plateau and keep your momentum going by remembering to constantly challenge yourself and stick with it!

Fatigue and Lack of Sleep

You may start each day with enough motivation for a whole basketball team, but notice the momentum seems to wane as the day drags on. If you’re not getting enough sleep or you’re not giving your body enough rest days from your exercise routine, then you very well may feel completely drained.

You can address these problems by making sure you go to bed at about the same time each night and wake up at the same time too. Plus, give your body a rest at least a day or two a week so it can recover and you can rejuvenate.

Momentum has its peaks and valleys, but you can get through by understanding what is impacting your momentum and fix it!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbus, Ohio.

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