I preach it every day in the gym in Calgary, Canada, it’s your attitude towards a healthier lifestyle that can mean the difference between success and failure. If you don’t look forward to eating healthier and working out, the chances of backsliding are far greater. People who stay fit live an active lifestyle and those who change their way of life and succeed in getting fit often adopt that same lifestyle.
It’s all about loving each moment and feeling every muscle in your body respond.
Some people dread working out because it’s hard, but those who succeed have a different attitude. The revel in every success and love the feeling that they are getting in more control of their bodies. It’s the same for every part of your life. If you realize the tough times are just lessons to help us achieve more, you’re more likely to continue positive behavior. Knowing that those few minutes you take to workout will lead to becoming better physically, isn’t always enough. Feel each muscle and as you do, appreciate the fact you’re making it stronger.
Give it 30 days.
One trick some of my clients use is the 30-day trial. Believe me, it’s not a free trial. The price you pay is the work you do. These clients do the work and stay the course for 30 days, ensuring each workout is as tough as possible. At the end of the 30-days, they reevaluate. They often focus more on how they feel, rather than on how they feel, but some do both. Normally, that attitude leads them to do a second 30-day trial.
Combine your workout with a healthy diet and you have a magic formula for success.
You don’t have to give up everything you love to live healthier. Remember that the next time you cringe when someone mentions eating healthier. In fact, all major changes come from making small changes, so make it your goal to make those smaller changes in your life. Instead of grabbing a candy bar, grab an apple. Use Greek yogurt, instead of sour cream on your potato. Opt for brown rice over white rice. All those changes are minor, but offer more nutrition and fewer calories.
- Try to walk more, another small change that can make a big difference. Take the steps instead of the stairs or park further from the door of the grocery.
- Remember just how lucky you are that you can exercise. I have clients that are coming back from an illness or injury who can barely walk, but are doing their best to get fit and would love to be able to do all the exercises.
- Make each workout a mini challenge and set your goal to win that challenge. It’s all about living in the moment and appreciating it.
- Remember, it’s all about perception. If you believe something is hard, it is. If, instead, you focus on how much better you’re getting each time, you’ll workout more.
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