I promise, it’s all easy stuff. Things that absolutely anyone can do. You don’t have to have a certain level of health or fitness to make this lifestyle change. All you need is the desire to get healthy.
So let’s get started!
2. Create a Vision board. You probably already do this without even knowing you do it. Do you have a fitness inspiration board on Pinterest? Look at it often. Every morning. Every time you’re feeling unmotivated. Make a board full of things that you want your healthy life to look like. Or even take it one step further and go through magazines and cut out images to place on a board where you’ll see them often. Or put them in a book. Have a vision of your healthy life and look at it often.
3. Be Prepared while On the Go. I can’t tell you how many times I was caught out and about, starving and just wishing I had something healthy to eat. I try to wait it out so I can eat something healthy when I get home, but the hangry feelings come over me. You know what I mean. You get so hungry you are sure you’re going to go nuts! And then you cave and are drawn in by those flashy golden arches, and before you know it, you’ve downed a “value meal” that gives you absolutely no value whatsoever. The point is to always be prepared. Whether it’s a bag of almonds and fruit or a protein bar, just be sure you’re not caught off guard when hunger strikes.
4. Plan your day. That’s right. You know what you need in order to be healthy. So write it in. Schedule times for everything you need to do. Even more than just your workouts and what you’re going to eat. Everything. If you have your whole day planned, there won’t be any time for unhealthy behaviors like stopping at Dairy Queen on the way home or sleeping through your workout.
5. Listen to Your Body. This has got to be the most important tip. Your body knows what’s up. Your body is smarter than your brain. It knows when you need to eat more or when you need to stop eating. It knows how much you need to sleep. It knows how far you can push it at the gym. The key is that you must listen to it and follow its directions. You may THINK you are doing best by doing things like eating less to lose weight, but if your stomach is growling, it’s trying to send a signal. Its up to you to actually listen.
So there you have it. 5 simple tips to get you well on your way to a healthy lifestyle.
If you follow any of these tips, be sure to snap a picture, upload it to Instagram and tag me (@justaddhealth) and use the hashtag #justaddhealth