Well if you’ve read many of our past Friday Fit Tips you will already know why it’s important to take care of your body with exercise and eating right. And it’s a “no brainer” right!?
We have to KEEP eating right and KEEP working out or it doesn’t work! You won’t get thin from eating one salad, and you definitely won’t get strong from going to the gym one time! Wouldn’t it be nice if it worked that way!? What I’m saying is, it’s the KEEP going part that is the hard part!
Here’s Some Tips for Making this Health and Fitness Thing for “Forever”
Be mindful but not obsessive.
Pay attention to what you are eating and how often you are exercising, but going all in with too much gusto usually results in quitting. So ease into the “new you!”
Take some time off when you need to…
Listen to your body. If you need a break, take it! If you’ve been lifting and getting in the cardio several days a week for a couple months or more, take 4-7 consecutive days off! BUT don’t take too long or it’s hard to get back in the swing of things!
Healthy Eating Tips
When you discover a meal that meets the big four criteria (tasty, healthy, quick, and cheap), for the love of all that is good, write it down! Make it again!
Menu plan, and food Prep!
The more you plan and prepare the better you will do. It’s also wise to have some quick meals and healthy snacks ready.
If you “need” a cheat treat, plan that too just like you do your healthy meals. Decide what you will have (a slice of Pizza, a burger with half the bun or your favorite dessert!) Have it, and get RIGHT BACK ON TRACK!
And Lastly Decide and Commit!
You have to be accountable to you! You know what to do to be healthy and make this a lifestyle change! Be positive and committed to yourself! You also need to start thinking like and talking to yourself like a healthy person, who now has the healthy lifestyle mentality! YOU CAN DO THIS! Make it a lifestyle change and it will just be “who you are!”