A crucial and often times overlooked part of a healthy life is diet! Sometimes I feel like what you eat can impact you more than how active you are every day. Diet is especially important for those of you who are stuck behind a desk for a majority of your day and do not always have time to make it to the gym or go on a run. It is a good thing that Campbell Soup Company is dedicated to helping women care for their hearts by providing delicious, heart-healthy foods. I wanted to help by providing a few ways that I stay motivated when it comes to health.
If you’ve ever been on a diet or tried to a new exercise regimen, you know how hard it is to keep your spirits up once you’ve faced your first set-back. Here are some tips to keep your motivation in tact:
Focus On How You Feel. If you’re working hard and the scale is not showing it, ignore it. Take into account how you feel rather than what a few numbers say. Those numbers don’t really matter and are oftentimes not as accurate as you think. If you’re feeling healthier and your endurance is improving, then you’re making exceptional progress!
Surround Yourself With Positivity. Don’t let the Debbie Downers and Negative Nancys get the best of you. You know what you’re capable of doing. If others can’t or refuse to see this, you may want to put them on hold while you’re focusing on making yourself better and stronger. Keep positive and supportive people in your life so you can achieve the best personal results without anyone injecting their negativity into your routine.
Eat Good Food. I know sometimes I get bored with the same old, same old recipes and find it hard to keep and interest in eating healthy. Campbell offers recipes for a healthy lifestyle and it isn’t likely you’ll get bored, Campbell Soup Company offers a diverse amount of foods that balances the great taste we all crave with the nutritional value we all need. These meals include more than 80 options that meet the criteria for the American Heart Association’s heart check mark. A few Certified Campbell’s products include Healthy Request® soups, V8 beverages, Prego pasta sauces and Pepperidge Farm whole-grain breads.
Set Realistic Goals. Don’t try to overextend yourself. It can result in disappointment and failure. Make short term goals that you know are reachable. If you want to lose ten or fifteen pounds, don’t expect it to happen overnight. Progress takes time, so give it that.
Accept Your Body. Your body is your body and you should love it for what it is. It may not be the exact shape or weight you want it to be but you can’t live life expecting that you’re going to look like someone else. Make health and fitness changes for a better YOU. Learn what your body needs. Learn what it can do. Listen to it and nurture it. And most importantly, love your body because you only have one.
I hope these tips help. If you are serious about getting healthy, Campbell might be able to help. Campbell Soup Company® is launching the Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest sweepstakes to help encourage small steps towards a healthier lifestyle. The sweepstakes provides consumers with the chance to win daily prizes from heart-healthy products to bakeware and kitchen utensils throughout the month of February. Some other prizes total more than $100 each and it includes an awesome grand prize trip for two to the luxurious Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ.
Enter for a chance to win by visiting Address Your Heart and simply completing the entry form and clicking “submit”. You can then also click “follow” on Pinterest to follow @CampbellKitchen and pin your favorite recipes with inspiration from the Campbell’s Address Your Heart Pinterest board.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, however all opinions are and always will be my own.