Feb 03 2017

What It Means To Commit To A Healthy Lifestyle (Pt 2)

Last week I gave you my first three factors to consider [click here for Part 1] .  These last three you’ve probably not considered.  Here they are: 4.  Being self aware.  The first time our clients see their before pictures it’s a shock.  Not because they didn’t know they needed…

Last week I gave you my first three factors to consider [click here for Part 1] .  These last three you’ve probably not considered.  Here they are:

4.  Being self aware. 

Our egos can distort the truth

The first time our clients see their before pictures it’s a shock.  Not because they didn’t know they needed our help, but the extent to which they had let themselves go is often a surprise.  We all have an idea in our heads what we look like, and many of us actively avoid seeing the damage.  Only phoning up our Moorgate studio when clothes feel tight, the difference between a small ladies size 10 and a large 10 is about 15 pounds of fat, that a lot to lose!  The best fat loss strategy is to not get fat in the first place!  You need to monitor where you are, and made small adjustments when needed.  I challenge you to stand naked in front of a full length mirror and asses where you are.

5.  Manage social situations. 

Who you meet and where you meet friends is important when taking responsibility for your health.  I always say “trying to make a change when surrounded by temptation is like giving up booze when living above a pub… Good luck.”  Choosing where you meet, even what you do can make meeting friends more imaginative and enjoyable than meeting at the pub – you can do that with anyone.  Your friends will appreciate that you’ve put thought into what to do with them, only strengthening that bond and cutting both your waistlines.

6.  Sleep. 

Lack of sleep is deemed by the UN as torture.  It plays havoc with your appetite and energy levels.  Just see what happens to you when you become jet lagged!  
If you’ve committed to a healthy lifestyle, adding training to your daily life means an additional stress your body has to adapt to, and sleep is a great way to reset your body for the next day.  Our bodies are great at lying to us, exhaustion can creep up on us, and by then it’s too late.

A healthy lifestyle is all encompassing, it cannot just pick one part of your life and expect major change.  Giving up fried foods when you’re still a smoker doesn’t do much for your heart health, it does something, but not enough.  I’ve found that little – by – little does work, but many people stop halfway after seeing some changes.  A healthy lifestyle isn’t just what you see in the mirror, but what’s going on internally.

 

Author

Salman