You’ve heard that managing your weight is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you 7 habits that fit people have. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people, and I know that you can apply a few to your own life.
1. Approach Each Day with Perspective
Fail to meet your fitness goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make decisions. When you wake up, rededicate yourself to your fitness goals without beating yourself about whatever mistakes you made in the past. After all, you can’t change what you did yesterday. All you can control is right now. So get to it!
2. Know Your Body
When you finish a workout, you should feel good. If you don’t, something needs to change. Either your diet or routine is throwing you off. Fit people know how everything they do affects their body and they take steps to avoid those things that make them feel poorly and not perform their best. Learn how your body responds and adjust your workout and food accordingly.
3. Be stronger than Excuses
If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t get fit, it may be your tendency to allow excuses to win. Fit people do not give into excuses for why they shouldn’t exercise. Quite the contrary. They are continually finding reasons why they should hit the gym and find pockets of time to do it—even if the workout is shorter than usual.
4. Eat and Sleep Well
Study after study has shown the benefits of eating whole, unprocessed foods. They provide energy and strength, help you feel full throughout the day, and make your time in the gym as fruitful as possible. Getting good sleep is equally as important, as it keeps all your bodily systems working better. Put these two fit activities together and you’re well on your way to optimal fitness.
5. Track Your Progress
For some, keeping tabs on health progress is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Once you get into the routine, however, you will become a believer in the power of tracking your progress. Tracking serves to both reward and motivate you, as you see that the workout time and smart food choices lead to a healthier weight and greater strength—a.k.a. better overall fitness and health.
6. Think While You Exercise
It can be easy to mindlessly workout. Just remember that fit people don’t do that. They’re very intentional about exercise. This means if you want to be fit, you should put some brainpower into what you include in your workout and how you perform each repetition. This allows you to get maximum benefit from your workout time and reduces the risk of injury.
7. Lean On Your Trainer Coach or Instructor
Another thing that fit people do is rely on someone with lots of knowledge in fitness. Having a coach or a trainer cuts down the time needed to get in shape since you’re not wasting your time trying to figure it out on your own. This is why my clients have such a high success rate in achieving their goals – because we make sure that they have proper form and are pushed with a safe and effective workout every time! We have a sincere interest in your overall health and well-being and know how to help you reach the goals that can seem far away when you’re trying to achieve it on your own.