Friday, October 27, 2017

What you measure gets managed !

Many people know what you need to do to get healthy.
You need to:
Eat more healthy foods
Eat fewer calories
Go to the gym consistently
Be more active
Yet the problem isn't knowing, it's executing these out in daily life. It's not really a lack of motivation, it's more a lack of prioritizing the above mentioned into your lifestyle. We all have the ability to create and choose our day along with replacing unhealthy habits with healthy ones. Execution is the problem. Why does this seem to be the hardest task to undertake?
The real key is to align your actions in a way that helps you get and stay motivated, but more importantly, leads to the creation of lifestyle habits. Because at the end of the day, your habits & routines are what keep you going despite how motivated or unmotivated you feel at any given moment. Being dedicated and disciplined to your goals is what keeps you focused. Let's face it, motivation comes and goes for many people.
My biggest tip is to create a routine. You know why the people who see success maintain it? They have a habit that they follow daily. It's like brushing your teeth, you wouldn't think of skipping that every day so why would you skip out on eating right or getting in some exercise daily? Below are some tips that I share with my clients about how to set up and create healthy lifestyle habits:
Focus on your "WHY?" Why do you want to eat healthy? Why do you want to workout? Why is this important to you?
Write down your goals with a timeline of 3 months, 6 months and a year. Getting what's in your mind on paper will help with solidifying and internalizing your goals.
Follow a routine that you create for yourself. it will eliminate the all the guesswork and allow you to be consistent.
Avoid the extremes. Don't think that you need to eliminate ALL the food from your diet or go from 0 days of training to 7. That just lead to quitting because it's overwhelming.
Find the exercise you enjoy doing. If you don't like it, it won't last.
Progress ALWAYS beats perfection. You don't need to be perfect you just need to start!
Remember, It's not a race. You are in the driver seat of your life. There's no time limit on improving your body & health. Go at your own pace and understand that you can always re-evaluate and re-structure your lifestyle to make it better!

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