Often busy people put their work and their family ahead of themselves. In a day filled with activity and responsibility, it is easy to see how this happens. Yet while it may seem unavoidable or virtuous, putting yourself last is not healthy for the mind, body, or soul.
You’ve heard it said that you can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of your self first… This statement is absolutely true and it’s time that you take it to heart. Once you do, you’ll find that every aspect of your busy life becomes a bit less stressful and a bit more rewarding.
4 secrets to being Fit for Life
The secret to wellness is that there is no secret to wellness. You already know what you need to know: Eat well, move every day, live with intention and gratitude, get a good night’s sleep. This isn’t rocket science and I’d love to help you put what you know into an action.
A great place to start taking care of yourself is in your kitchen. The first step is to 100% aware of what you are eating and how it affects your weight, your energy, and your mindset. From there you will need a plan that helps you meet your objective of either losing weight, increasing your energy levels, or both.
Stop Dieting. Start Living.
As with nutrition, it’s important for you to be fully aware of where you are now. Are you very fit, sort of fit, or not so fit? How do you think your level of fitness impacts your weight and your energy levels? When you connect the dots you get a pretty good picture of why you are where you are. The good news is that once you are aware, the only thing that stands between your current self and your future self is a good solid plan.
Stop saying I wish. Start saying I will.
3. Time for self:
When I talk to women about taking time to reflect and be grateful, I almost always get a sigh, a groan, or a “ya right” in response. Who on earth has time to “be selfish” when there’s so much to be done and only so many hours in a day? The answer is easy. You do, because taking time to count your blessing is incredibly energizing, and unlike what you may think, it hardly takes any time at all.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy
The ultimate component of being fit for life comes through restorative sleep. Improved memory, increased creativity, lower stress, and healthier weight are just a few of the benefits of 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. If you’re not getting enough shut-eye, you’re physically not able to be your best. The good news is that when you eat well and exercise sleep almost always comes naturally, and at the end of your busy day, a luxurious night’s sleep is a welcome reward.
“Let them sleep for when they wakes they will move mountains.”
So what do you now? You get started!
As a fitness and nutrition coach my big goal is to help busy people like you reach their wellness goals.
If you are serious about taking your overall fitness to the next level, or even just curious about how you might do it, get started by downloading my Work Day Energy Guide.
Regardless of the path you take, I encourage you to put yourself first and take your health and wellness seriously.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
Here’s to being fit for life,
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