Life has this deceptive way of crawling and throwing crooked balls left and right. Life will always happen. There will always be a stressful day at work or family problems or relationship heights and falls or sick children. As soon as a conflict arises, health and fitness seem to become routine. We are looking for comfortable food or just don’t feel moving. However, these are the things that help keep your body and mind clear and balanced! So what do we do when a conflict strikes us in the face (and so it happens to everyone, so if you’re reading this – you’re not alone)? Avoiding conflict is not justified because we cannot always control what strikes us. Imagine navigating through any things – what needs to happen to stay on track.
I think so many times we approach the goals of health and fitness with the idea of “all or nothing”. For example, you may think your day is ruined because you have given up a diet of unhealthy foods or snacks. However, you decided not to go to training today because you could not complete all the scheduled 60 minutes. Instead of doing something, you may have chosen nothing at all. On the second day out of 30 eating days you gave up. Are any of these well known? It doesn’t have to be all or anything, and something is better than nothing. My tips below can give you some perspective on how to achieve your health and fitness goals, even if life throws a crooked ball at you.
My philosophy is nutrition, movement, mindset. If we can work by nourishing our bodies, moving wisely, and maintaining a healthy attitude, we can function a little better day by day, week by week, month by month, and eventually establish ourselves in the healthy habits we need on a regular basis. achieve overall body balance.
Focus on one small thing at a time. Start simple and work from there. Don’t expect to change your eating habits overnight. Small changes made day after day, week after week and the like can make a really big difference. So, before starting a new change, choose one small dietary action and get used to it for one to two weeks.
Examples: Put portions under control (regardless of food quality), add one colorful meal to each meal, eat 15 minutes of healthy food tomorrow, or skip the candy after dinner (replace it with a healthy alternative). You could eat slowly and chew food completely, or focus on balancing the balance so that each meal contains protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Also a great option is to skip processed foods with one or two meals a day. These are just a few examples, but you need to decide what small steps you can take to improve your diet.
Take advantage of the time available. Make room for the small pockets of your time. We capture time so often that we don’t even realize that small is always better than nothing. For example, it’s so easy to think you have to do a workout for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Wouldn’t 15 minutes of that workout be better than nothing? The answer is yes! So squeeze what you can when you can.
Become unconventional. Maybe you don’t have time to get into a “workout”. Do what you can, what you got. Maybe that day you go up the stairs instead of the stairs. Stand in the parking lot furthest from the building (shower!) To enter a few extra steps. Get up from your desk and walk every 15 or 20 minutes every minute. Run around the playground with your kids. Exercise doesn’t always have to be a 30-minute HIIT workout. It can be mobile and active – externally or internally. In what ways could you gain more movement?
Move smart. Keep a close eye on your body and what it is trying to tell you. Your body and energy levels will fluctuate every day, so take advantage of more vigorous workouts whenever you can, as well as add active recovery, lighter workouts, or even yoga or stretching as needed.
Don’t give up. Do not throw in the towel while eating correctly and moving the body. It seems easy to choose an all-or-nothing approach, but it is not necessary. Something is always better than nothing. Life moves for everyone. Take a look at where you are now and what you can do now.
The key is to honor where you are. Only you know what you are capable of at this point in your life. Make sure the small steps you take are 100% beneficial to you and your lifestyle. Small steps can lead to big changes over time.