Many people get into a healthy lifestyle because they wanted to lose weight but as they continue further into this journey, they realize it is way more than that and will start to focus on making positive changes to all aspects of their lives. If you realize this early on, it will become a great asset to you so read on for simple tips to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
How to achieve a healthy lifestyle:
- Being fit and healthy is a mentality. To get fit and healthy, you must change the way you think: if you fail, get yourself together and start over. A workout shouldn’t be easy. You are the only one who can push yourself to succeed. “What’s the point of being at the gym if I’m not going to push myself today?”
- Hold yourself accountable. Want to wake up for a 6am run? Tell your friends, tell the world, post it on social media… you’ll have more motivation to get up that early in the morning when you are held accountable. For me, I don’t like being seen as a failure so when I say I’m going to do something (even when nobody is listening), I will do it.
- Get your friends involved. This will hold also hold you accountable if you know someone is meeting you for a gym date. My friends and I also have a Facebook group where we post everything we eat daily, hold challenges and share fitness tip. If we miss a day, we have to do 30 burpees (next time we workout together— and these can bank up too!). That’s accountability!
- Read, write, share and talk about health and fitness. I give my blog and other bloggers the biggest credit to my success because I would not be as motivated as I am today if I didn’t constantly read and blog about it. Not only am I keeping myself motivated, I’m encouraging others to live a healthier lifestyle and some of the emails I get from readers are truly amazing and inspires me to continue on.
- Always continue learning. In the health and fitness industry, things are constantly changing— new training techniques are discovered, new studies are proven, old studies are proven wrong… don’t ever stop learning.
- Don’t believe everything you read. Someone’s way may or may not work for you because we are all genetically different and no two bodies are alike. If you read something online, take it with a grain of salt because it is YOUR responsibility do your own research to make sure that information is credible. I’ve posted this quote on my blog several times already but I’m going to post it again because it is 100% TRUTH:
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.