How do you stay motivated on your road to better health? Do you fall off the wagon without support? I know that it's probably the one place in my life that I need something 'good' sitting on my shoulder whispering in my ear to keep going because the 'bad influences' sit on the other shoulder and let me slack off because I haven't slept or because there's too much mom work to do...
CafeWell is a Social Network to Get Well and Stay Well and might be just what I need to manage both my motivation and expectations! It's free to join and anonymous so you are the only one who knows exactly where you are and what you are striving for at any given time, but the support is there too... with free advice from a variety of sources - from Olympic athletes to nutrition and fitness experts - there are tips, tricks and even places to ask questions!
One of the most encouraging things that I found when researching CafeWell was this testimonial from a member:
I never thought that I was competitive before. Now I am counting steps and enjoying seeing them add up. My husband was actually teasing me a little and telling me that I was competitive after all... it has been fun to encourage each other to get more steps in each day. It is also fun to see the medals add up. I don't know whose idea it was to get this program started, but it was a great one. I sure hope everyone else is enjoying this healthy competition to get healthy!
I can totally see how a social networking site dedicated to being well can help motivate and support me in my journey - I will definitely be checking more into both CafeWell and the Reach for the Peaks program - do you think it would work for you?