If you have a choice of incentives, pick one that really makes you excited about achieving your wellness goals. Or find a coworker and buddy up to make the process more fun.
If your company offers softer, non-exercise options like stress relief or special events with others, remember that wellness applies to your mind and heart as much as your body. Look for chances to implement a holistic approach to your wellness.
If you’re all trying to get healthy and the cafeteria’s foods seem to have something else in mind, inquire about replacing junk with healthier foods, and if possible, see if they can make salads, vegetables, and fruits cheaper to buy than things you shouldn’t be eating.
If one exercise program isn’t floating your boat try another. And another. You could try talking to an instructor to see if a program can be tweaked to make it work better for you — employees are all starting from different places on the wellness spectrum, so it’s not unreasonable to request some customization. If all else fails, you can organize your own program of, say, walking, or start a group that meets before work to exercise.
Part of what can keep you involved and motivated about wellness are little aha moments that occur now and then as you understand something new about health, find a fresh angle on a particular exercise, discover a new healthy food, and so on. Don’t be shy — share your experiences with others, and take advantage of wellness-centered social events that can offer even more insights, all of which can keep you excited about fitness.
Remember, it’s in everyone’s interest that you’re healthy, so take advantage of what your employer offers. Work will be better. Life will be better.