3 Tips to a Healthier Lifestyle
HOW do we begin to change when we have failed a million times before? HOW do we convince ourselves we can actually be the healthier version of us, when we've never seen her before? I'm not giving you a recipe to eat today. I'm not giving you crunches to do. I'm not even here to tell you to meditate or journal out your emotions (which all work, by the way).
HOW DO YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFESTTYLE SUCCESSFULLY AND FOR GOOD?
I have 3 TANGIBLE mindset tips and to-dos that must be in place for you BEFORE you decide to eat healthier. BEFORE you grocery shop in the fruit aisle and BEFORE you complete your first workout. MY BEST LIFESTYLE SHIFT HACKS:
1. TELL SOMEONE! Aside from your journal entry, someone close to you in your life should know what your goals are. Communication with your spouse or BFF is critical because if you’re the only one who’s aware of wanting to change some unhealthy behaviors, it leaves room for unintentional influences that people close to you may tempt you with without realizing it. They would probably choose to support your boundaries and new choices if they know your wishes. 2. SET A BIG, CRAZY GOAL! Break down your ultimate goal (losing 30 lbs, quitting smoking/soda/alcohol/sugar/fast food) into smaller, weekly and daily goals that align with your ultimate end result. For instance, week 1 you could replace 2 of your normal sodas with sparkling water. Week 2, you could take 4 walks after dinner instead of just one for the week). 3. EMBODY WHO YOU WANT TO BECOME! Is there someone in your life who inspires you? Who seems to get it right all the time? When you’re making your daily choices (with food, exercise, getting enough sleep, reading vs watching TV), ask yourself how you could make the choices that that person would make. "What would ____ do?" You become like them by making small behavioral changes daily, and over time it becomes second nature. Embody the actions that allow you to become who you want to be.
Personally, I am starting my summer following a new workout and journaling program called Fire + Flow.
I like that it's only 4 weeks long, that it starts in June and that it totally allows my vacations to happen in July and August. I like that I am doing it with others (in an online community where we check in together) AND I like that it comes with it's own nutrition plan to follow.
Listen - I am BUSY. And, so are you. Having this spelled out for me - workouts, meal plans, accountability partners who are counting on me to check in - makes it SO easy to succeed. I love that all I have to do is follow the workout calendar and bring the shopping list/meal plan with me to the store on whatever day of the week I have time to shop. I LOVE that I don't have to drive to a class or a gym but I get the same quality trainer showing me the moves and motivating me. My workouts are done at home in under 40 minutes per day.
We focus on forming new habits, creating new routines, and finding out what workouts feel best for our bodies! And of course, focusing on SIMPLE nutrition for the whole family (no one has time to make 2 different meals!)
My Fit Clubs are open for everyone who is SERIOUS about making a change. I will support you and even help match you with the level of workouts/nutrition that align with your personal goals, ability level, and preferences! I will expect that once you join, you'll follow our meal plans, workouts and ask that you be an active participant in our fit community - because that's how you'll get your results! I will be doing this right alongside you! Sound like something that would fit for you? Fill out my application to save your spot in the next round and I will be in touch with how you can get started with us.