A Focused Mindset on Fit Living
Taking baby steps to reach your goals
For the most part, people know what it takes to live a fit lifestyle. It’s what we learned in health class or physical education growing up. But, knowing what to do and actually setting our minds to do what is necessary to reach our health and fitness goals, are entirely different things. There are so many distracters that surround us daily and affect our ability to get and stay focused on the things that really matter.
When we were younger, how many times did we hear the adage, “you can do anything you put your mind to?” It’s all about having the right mindset as we embark onto the journey of living a fit lifestyle.
To start this journey of fit living, we must begin again. It’s a struggle, believe me I know. So, why not make the commitment to get back to the basics and avoid all of the distracters? Everyone is different, so educate yourself on nutrition and exercise that can be applied to you for you to be successful. Many times we psych ourselves out when the going gets a little tough, but err on the side of positive thinking to get you through.
Face reality – it’s a process
Distracters, such as fad diets or that magic pill that would lead you to believe that you can get and stay fit overnight can be tempting, but ultimately they just won’t work. The reality is, this should be a lifestyle change, so it may take awhile as bad habits are hard to break. You must transition to 1) making healthy lifestyle choices daily and on purpose, 2) getting active every day, www.selenam.livewebroom.com/go2 3) eating healthy balanced meals at least 3 times a day, and 4) getting sufficient rest. Having healthy snacks and plenty of water handy daily is also a big plus.
During your journey, remember you are in control. Feel free to go all in, but if you go slowly and take baby steps you are more likely to reach your goals. Rather than cutting out soft drinks and sugary drinks, running for 30 – 60 minutes, and taking time to prep your nutritional meals all at once, start off with just eliminating the soft/sugary drinks for the first week or two. Then follow the next couple of weeks with perhaps a walk/run routine for 20 – 30 minutes, and so on. Introducing small changes a little at a time will make a huge difference.
I believe the #1 way to help you take control of your fitness is to understand and stay focused on your ‘why.’ It will keep you in the right mindset and help you stay on track with your fitness goals. According to Comedian Michael Jr., “When you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”