A common question we get asked is “How To Get Your Partner Involved With Your Health And Wellness Goals?”
We are here to help you with getting more support at home, turning your partner into an at-home accountability partner to help you achieve your long term goals.
Here are some ideas of where to start!
Yes. You are going to have to talk to each other.
Let’s be honest. Many of us have tried many different things to improve our nutrition and/or lose weight.
Many of those things are quick fixes that yield short term results and then a return of old habits.
Share with your partner that you are taking an honest long term approach and fill them in on your short and long term goals, your WHY for wanting to participate in a health and fitness coaching program, where your partner fits into this plan, and the details of your fitness/nutrition coaching program.
Let them know that you have enlisted the help of an expert health and wellness coach to help them stay on track and that this is different from other strategies previously employed.
The Shared List:
Your partner may not be ready for changing their eating/sleeping/shopping habits right away.
Acknowledge that this is their choice and that is OK. But, with being aware of your goals, you can keep communication lines open and start to come up with a shared grocery list/ shared cooking or meal prep strategy or even just letting them know you might be aiming to sleep/wake a little earlier in the future.
Where food is concerned, what are foods they want, what are foods that you want, and a challenge- what are a few healthy foods on your meal plan that you both want?
Find One Thing:
Your partner may not be ready to dive into all these. That’s ok. Share your meal plan with them and challenge them to find just one recipe that sounds amazing.
Pro-Tip: there are many to choose from! We suggest the Meatloaf Muffins! This recipe can also be made into bite-size meatballs- great for meals as well as fun snacks.
Give it time:
Change is tough. Think of any part of our life where we experience it and it can be a real challenge. This post might help with some strategies you can share
If you’re changing the food you eat, the time you sleep, or how much extra you’re out of the house at the gym, be consistent with making healthier meals, getting more sleep and more exercise and you may find that your partner might start to eat more of your healthy meals or getting more sleep themselves.
Continue to share your successes and goals – As you start to get some results, share these with your partner.
Communicate how their support is helping to achieve those results and share what healthy habits you are working on to keep those results coming.
And if your partner wants to start their own fitness and nutrition journey, you know where to send them!
Share the link to book their own free fitness and nutrition intro with your awesome coach