3 Simple Ways To Better Your Health

Tracy Edwards
4 min readJan 17, 2021

Ahh January, the month of new beginnings. New year, new you. You are bright eyed and enthusiastic about your goals, especially your health and fitness goals. You Have these grandiose plans to get in shape and get the body of your dreams. You join gyms, hire personal trainers, get up early, stop drinking and anything else you can think of that will get you the outcome that you desire. Enthusiasm is high and you feel energized to get started. Then February hits and it gets a little harder. You aren’t seeing the results you want and are finding it hard to get motivated. You miss all of the food you gave up and you are always tired. Your positive mindset is in the toilet and now you just want to go to happy hour and eat tacos. By March you are back in your old routine. You workout when it’s convenient, you eat somewhat healthy but you are still indulging in brunch. And you say to yourself, well I guess this is the body I am stuck with. Sound familiar? Don’t feel bad, you are not alone. For transformation is tough and it’s a process. I say don’t just jump into some unsustainable workout regiment, especially if you have never seriously worked out or haven’t in a very long time. Ease into it with something that you can handle and let that be a springboard for bigger and better things. Here are 3 simple and easy ways to get started.

  1. Consume Less. Everybody always starts off just going cold turkey and giving up things. That is something that most folks can’t do, so just consume less. Consume less bad food. Consume less alcohol. Consume less social media. Consume less negativity. See the pattern here. With everything in life, moderation is the key. You don’t have to give up fast or processed food, just eat less of it. Nobody is saying give up Facebook or Instagram, just don’t check it 10–15 times a day. Drink your daily glass of wine, just not your daily bottle of wine. Now once you get into a routine and lifestyle of consuming less, then you can decide whether or not if you want to quit something altogether. During this pandemic, I rarely drink alcohol and cook 90% of my meals but I still occasionally order out and drink a few glasses of wine. It all started with moderation and it took off from there. These two things have made a world of difference to my health. I focus better, feel great and get better quality sleep.
  2. Drink more water. Since water is the key to life, why not drink more of it. Nothing on this earth is made or produced without water. It is the elixir of life, it makes everything go. It is the best…
Tracy Edwards

Outgoing optimist trying to positively impact the world one word at a time.