Do you know WHY most people don't achieve their fitness goals or drop off the wagon after a few months of getting started?
They think of it as a one-time thing as opposed to a healthy lifestyle. If you change your perspective & look at eating clean not as a "one-off" thing but more as a life long style, you are more likely to get the results you are looking for AND keep them forever vs short term results.
When it comes to weight loss, it's more about DAILY HABITS.
Ready to make this your bestest, fittest year ever? Start with -
7 Healthy Sassy Habits To Implement Into Your current Lifestyle To Stay Fit
Tip # 1 - NEVER MISS BREAKFAST
Having breakfast is super important. It's the first meal of the day & if you skip it, chances are you'll end up eating unhealthy, craving sugary snacks or take away junk food. If you don't have enough time in the morning to cook breakfast, make yourself some overnight oats that you can enjoy before heading out. It only takes a couple of minutes at night to prep!
Tip #2 - TRY SOMETHING NEW
Diversify your workout routines by trying new & different kinds of sports. Not only will it help you learn new skills but opting for a fitness class is more likely to keep you accountable than flying solo.
Note - It can also help you target fat areas that you haven't been able to get to with your current regime.
Tip #3 - HYDRATE...HYDERATE... HYDERATE!
Drinking water helps keep your body healthy while releasing any toxins that are stored in your body. It also helps your kidneys, maintain normal bowel function & balance bodily fluids.
A good rule of thumb to follow - drink 1/2 of your body weight in ounces.
For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water daily. Does that seem like a lot?? It will become second nature!
If you don't like drinking water, flavoring it with citrus or other fruit helps you stay on track of your water intake.
PS - If you are anything like me & forget how long it's been once you sit down to work fill a jug or water bottle & keep it next to you. Once finished, fill it right away so you can sip & work.
Tip #4 - SLEEP
Are you sleeping 6-8 hours a day? Do you have a sound sleep during that time or are you tossing & turning in the bed?
Getting enough sleep & creating a night routine will help you slide into a routine & get you one step closer to becoming fit & healthy. Sleep is the time when your muscles & body recover. Hence it's essential to get a good night's rest.
Sleep Hack - Dim the lights in your house & keep your smartphones away 30 minutes before your bedtime. This gives your body a signal that the day is done & it's time to relax.
Tip #5 - Snacking
Are you a sucker for chips or sugary snacks with your coffee or mid-morning between break & lunch-time? You are more prone to reach for sugary snacks or chips at this hour since your blood sugar is spiking up or down. Instead of giving in to the impulse, train your body to grab something healthy.
Keep a packet of healthy snacks in your bag or on your office desk. Some healthy options include -
Nuts (like pistachios)
Granola or Granola bars
Tip #6 - CREATING A SCHEDULE
Last week I asked inside my VIP group if they still managed to go to the gym even if they didn't schedule it in their calendar?
It's easy to say you don't have time & then skip a workout. But if you have it scheduled in, it'll be hard to miss. Create a schedule & find at least an hr a day to get the exercise in. Being regular & consistent with moving your body will create a healthy change in your lifestyle.
I know there are days when you feel lazy or just can't do it. Find some creative ways to get your body moving.
Tip #7 - MEAL PREP & EATING AT HOME
The #1 reason for weight gain & NOT sticking to a healthy lifestyle is lack of preparation. Just like muscles are built in the gym, abs are built-in the kitchen.
#1 step to eating clean & healthy is - cooking at home. When you watch what you feed yourself, the quanity & quality of food & eating the right proportions, you start becoming more healthy.
Here are some meal prepping tips that I personally use on a weekly basis -
smoothie bags - these are amazing! Throw your fruit into baggies, label with date, and freeze
prep/portion your snacks, throw into baggies and label
lettuce/greens - cut, wash, spin dry - store in a baggie n fridge with a paper towel to keep fresh.
What are some of the habits you have that help you stay fit? What are some habits you’d like to get rid of?