Hi Fresh & Co. Fans! I hope you are taking the necessary steps to reach your 2012 goals as suggested in my previous blog. It is a great feeling when you enter Fresh & Co., and you are greeted with friendly faces and share the hope of great food to energize you with other customers.
We all share the goal of eating right and feeling good about ourselves. When I go in to teach a group exercise or small group training class, it is the same thing. People show up day after day to get a good sweat, socialize, feel strong, and be empowered. There is a feeling of camaraderie in each spin room. We build off of each other’s energy to push through the day’s challenges.
A recent study found that we mimic the habits of our closest acquaintances. If this is true, whom do you encounter on a daily basis? Ask yourself, how does each person affect your chances of maintaining a healthy life? Excellent social connections could make or break your health habits. Make your goals clear to family and friends. I suggest joining a group, team, or training class to keep you motivated and share your health goals. Feel good knowing that the Fresh & Co. team will support you by providing healthy meal options. If you need a snack, there is pre-made hummus and veggies or fruit and yogurt. From the salad and pasta bars to the sandwich options, Fresh & Co. will always help you reach your goals. As I reflect on who I dine with, my truest friends support my healthy decisions and understand why I would rather walk than take a cab, for example – without teasing or singling me out. Teamwork and camaraderie are amazing things that create positive growth and change. As February comes to an end, think about how your environment will impact your life.