Do You Have a Goal or a Challenge That you Struggle with Regarding your Health?

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I have been focusing on being more active lately, and find it a challenge to get to the gym more than 3 days per week at times.

With the hussle and bussle of life, I am learning that time and opportunities need to be captured as they come.  Priorities need to be set, and not wavered from.  This is surely a work in progress for me, but I am determined to overcome this challenge!

So what about you? Don’t be afraid to answer, as I am willing to bet that everyone has something they want to aim toward or change.  Leave a comment below, and let me know your challenges. Let’s encourage one another and edge each other on, so that we can all aim to reach our health goals!


  1. Tiffany Lagadoo says:

    One of my biggest challenges I have is staying on a schedule. With being a student and working two jobs it is hard to keep myself on a healthy eating schedule. I barely have time to excercise(to be honest I don’t really), much less drink the daily amount of water. I struggle with being consistently healthy and in the past this is what gets me results. I want to aim for being consistent. When you’re consistent and you eat on a schedule your body adjusts and being healthy for me becomes easier.

    • mel says:

      I agree Tiffany, consistency is definitely the key to success with a lot of goals in life. You have quite a load of responsibility there. As for eating well, if you were to just focus on that for the time being, do you have a day in the week where you can prepare food for yourself? Especially lunches for the week ahead. Stuff you can prep, freeze or refridgerate for a bit of time can be helpful. I find that eating from home is half the battle for consistency and for making healthier choices. You know what you put in your food, and it will likely have far less ingredients, additives and preservatives than what you can pick up at a fast food joint or from many restaurants. If you could select one day of the week to prepare food and set the extra aside for the rest of the week, I would say it’s worth a try to propel you forward to a momentum of consistency.

  2. Sekai says:

    Definitely need to get into an exercise routine. I find that though I am on a plant based diet I am not as healthy as I should be.

  3. Vivek Patel says:

    Biggest Health Challenge – I have a problem with fluctuating weight because even though I’m very active, I don’t have a good diet. I eat whatever I want in large quantities so I gain weight easily.

    Personal Goal – Eating less but more healthy foods. Instead of 3 large meals, I want to space out 5 small meals each day. Cutting out pop and alcohol is a big factor. I’ve done so already, I drink lots of water and green tea. Another big goal that ties into healthy eating is the fact that I want to be able to lose 35-40 pounds.

    • mel says:

      Hey Vivek, I would be happy to share some tips with you for a new eating plan. I totally understand your challenges, thankfully they are more than possible to overcome.

  4. Dominic​ says:

    Working long hours while maintaining healthy relationships with friends family and loved ones is extremely difficult. Making time to fit in exercise and plan for a healthy diet are extremely hard. I find that it really takes a big lifestyle change sometimes to drive real change. I’ve been trying to commit to wake up at 5 to exercise for an hour a few days a week, it’s hard but it really helps find time. 2 times this week…Going for 3 next week!

    • mel says:

      Hey Dominic, I agree, getting that consistent workout in with the daily pressures of life and keeping up socially can be very difficult. I agree with you, it takes a total mind set/change to decide to stick to a plan to build a new lifestyle. I would say you have a good plan so far, to start off with small changes is always best. The early to bed – early to rise old plan is still one of the best plans out there in my opinion. It helps for the most productivity, it’s something that I have to keep motivating myself with as well. Another thing is that you can’t fit everything in a day. Trying to figure out what is going to have to be sacrificed in a day can be a challenge.

      It becomes a bit of an art to figure out what is non-negotiable for a healthful lifestyle.

  5. AP says:

    My challenge is finding time to make different healthy food items and incorporating gym in my schedule as I am getting busier and busier with work and school.

    • mel says:

      Hi Ankita, for sure this is a huge challenge. It is so easy to grab and go nowadays. I mean if I was rich, I would hire my own personal chef to take care of my meals for the day. However, let’s face it, most of us don’t have that luxury. Your schedule indeed sounds busy. Might I suggest trying a new dish each week (just one), of something healthy. With that, pick your least busy day of the week and try and take a crack at a new dish. Sunday tends to be that day for me, and make enough of whatever it is (i.e. a casserole) and store it in the fridge or freezer so that there is extra for the week and maybe beyond.

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