The things that you consistently do on a daily basis determine your body’s shape, strength and stamina, as well as many other things.
You can look at it any which way you want, but ultimately, that’s it! Nothing else matters as much as those daily habits.
The problem is that most of us have bursts of fitness motivation, when we eat well and workout hard for a short time…but then the motivation wears off and we go back to our daily habits. That familiar routine that gives us comfort and security.
Your only focus, when it comes to finally shaping up (for good) should be to make and keep a handful of healthy,daily habits. When these healthy habits become your comfortable routine, then you’ve hit fitness gold.
This is great news for two reasons:
- First, when you do something habitually it no longer requires a lot of brain power or motivation to get it done. It pretty much happens automatically. So once you’ve settled into your new daily habits, you’ll easily maintain them.
- Second, once your daily habits have been around long enough to begin to transform your body, you get to give up the exhausting psychological and emotional struggle of trying to “lose weight”. That quest, which has taken up so much of your time and mental energy, can finally be put to rest, leaving you time and capacity to go out and enjoy your life. Once you’ve achieved that ever-allusive feeling of self worth and security, the ride has just begun. Now the fun really begins.
So today, take a few moments to determine which healthy, daily habits you will begin to include in your daily life, and continue to prompt yourself to do these until it becomes automatic and comfortable. While each and every one of you have unique situations and abilities, here is a general list of ideas of healthy daily habits to get you started…
- Daily resistance training workout – same time each day.
- Daily cardio bonus workout (walk, jog, bike etc) – same time each day.
- Daily protein shake to replace breakfast or lunch.
- Daily water drinking – bring your water bottle with you.
- Daily green drink.
- Daily salad at one meal (maybe lunch?).
- Daily bonus push-ups at home.
Go on, get working on your own personal list of daily fitness habits. Make these realistic actions that you could fit into your daily life, and watch as your body effortlessly, naturally transforms over the next several weeks. Contact us to see how much these habits (and others) can really facilitate a key role in your overall, personal success.
Quick note for you overachievers: resist the urge to commit to difficult or extreme daily habits. You aren’t having one of your fitness bursts right now, that fizzle out shortly – these habits are meant for the long run. So instead of saying that you’ll run 6 miles each day, only commit to 2 miles. Do those 2 miles ever day for a few months and you’ll see the value and truly life-changing powers of a daily habit. It takes time for them to settle in. It’s the consistency, not the effort or duration, that matters most.