Day 4: Phone A Friend

Telephone “On the fourth day of wellness…” What will you give yourself today? How about a strong support network to help you through the lifestyle change process.

One of the most valuable assets any of us has in our quest for success is the team of supporters we build around us. This is especially true when it comes to trading bad habits for healthy ones.

One of the very first exercises in my book, Reboot Your Body, is to Build Your Support Network. In the book, I explain that telling others about your intention to change your habits not only helps you recruit others to support you when you need it, but it also makes the effort more real to you. Your support network is also your accountability network, and that can be a huge factor in keeping you on the path to success.

That’s why today’s healthy habit for the 12 Days of Wellness Challenge is to choose one friend or family member you trust and tell him or her about your goals. Maybe you want to lose weight, cut back on drinking soda or alcohol, quit smoking, or exercise¬†five times a week – whatever your specific health goal is, share it with your friend and ask him or her to support you and hold you accountable.

One comment

  1. Paul Boyle says:

    Rashelle, although I have not been as committed to the lifestyle as I was last summer, I am still light years ahead of where I was one year, two years or five years ago. I fill my days with veggies and I use your recipes for two or three meals a day and 6 out of 7 days!

    I am only 4 pounds heavier than when I ended your program and I am walking between 3 to 7 K a day and 6 out of 7 days (Thank God For the sky way)!

    I consider you a HUGE part of my support network

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