We’ve all been through a lot of changes in the past couple of years. Nevertheless, when it comes to living a happier, healthier life, a few things will NEVER change.
It’s true that things are always changing, but not everything. These are a few of the “health and wellness facts” that I believe will be around forever.
Simpler Is Better:
From Instagram and Facebook to YouTube, there are a lot of “gurus” out there trying to distract you with the latest shiny object … some new exercise, program, or diet that’s never existed before. Some incredible and amazing “Detox! Get the body of your dreams in only five minutes a day!”
Sound familiar? I know that we all have encountered this too-good-to-be-true fitness myth.
Become the best at the basics and avoid trainers or coaches that claim to have invented some new form of exercise, diet, and so on. Because frankly, they didn’t.
You got to get your shit together and do the work! Hard and smart work always pays off but you gotta do it for more than 5 mins per day!
The Other 165:
Most people make it to the gym about 3 days a week. Most gym workouts last an hour. So that means there are 165 hours during the week when they’re not in the gym. What are they doing during all those hours?
Factors like sleep, stress, hydration, and nutrition have a lot more to do with how your clothes fit than those TRX rows that you did yesterday.
It is not a coincidence that it is called a "healthy lifestyle "not a "healthy 3 hours per week".
There’s an expression that I have grown to hate, and that is:
“The hardest part is showing up.”
Actually, the hardest part is knowing what to do and how to do it when you show up.
I can’t tell you how many people have wasted large sums of money and time on different programs that were based simply on the idea of showing up … with little or no concern for what actually happened when they did. Quality matters.
All programs are not created equal. Seek out a community and coaches who have your best interests at heart and can guide and support you before, during, and after your sessions together.
Avoid those who are just happy that they got you as a client and they see you as a walking money bill.
Mindset is King:
Your beliefs create feelings, which produce thoughts, which result in actions that produce certain outcomes. If your limiting beliefs are holding you back, the loop will just keep repeating itself and producing results that you don't want. Here's a tip: Decide to be good enough.
Decide that you deserve it. You'll be surprised how much one decision can change the whole loop and your outcomes.
As the famous Napoleon Hill once said:
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Self-Care is Non-Negotiable:
I can't emphasize this more... it is so important, especially in today's lifestyle. Many of us burn ourselves out taking care of everyone else but forget about ourselves.
Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup. Put yourself first so you can be the best version of yourself helping others. And yes, it is necessary to help others but not when it is at a disadvantage to you.
And next time whenever you come up with that excuse that you do not have enough time, just please think about how much time you spend on social media watching useless stuff. And remember your news feed would never come to an end but your life will most certainly do.