Far too many Americans are not engaged in a physical activity on a weekly basis. There are people all over the world who do not exercise or care to follow a healthy diet. One of the biggest complaints and excuses I hear is that exercise is hard workout and eating healthy is boring. This way of thinking is not how you live an activated life. Living without exercise or healthy eating is a shortcut to an early death, a life of suffering, a life of sickness and dis-ease, and possibly unhappiness.
Exercise boosts your mind and body and makes you feel better.
Eating healthy is awesome and makes the body healthier and more efficient, which leads to more energy and an increased happiness.
There is absolutely no excuse for not exercising and eating well.
It’s a shame.
It’s disrespectful to your body.
We don’t like hearing the word “fat”.
We don’t like hearing people tell us to move more and eat better and to put the fast food down.
The truth hurts and we often feel powerless.
We believe we can’t take control of our lives and we believe that we’re stuck in the routine we created.
You can change the course of your life and the health of your body right now.
Here are 12 ways to Activate your Life through fitness and nutrition… right now!
1. Stop eating Fast Food.
It’s a given. You eat fast food, you eat too many calories and store those calories as fat. Cut it out.
2. Drink More Water.
It’s the essence of life. The matter that creates all of life and everything we are. Without it, we die.
If you drink a glass of water a day, you need to up it to three, then four, then five, and keep going.
3. Move More
Daily exercise is important. Even a five or ten minute workout is better than nothing.
You have the time. Set it aside and do it.
No more excuses. No more complaining. Just exercise.
4. Eat More Vegetables
Today, eat a salad. If you don’t eat vegetables, you’re being a baby.
Veggies are filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals we need to function properly.
Go to the store and buy some.
5. Cut out Added Sugar
Doing this can jumpstart your fat loss and health almost overnight.
Foods that are processed have added sugars.
6. Get to Bed Earlier
Sleep is crucial for our health and well being.
7. Set a Goal
Goals help us stay accountable and on track.
When you have a goal to follow, you do better work.
8. Get a Solid Program
Far too often when people begin to exercise and eat better they don’t know what to do.
Find a coach or a program that has proof of results and follow it.
Do what others have done before you.
If it worked for them, it can definitely work for you.
9. Believe in Yourself
You can do this. As a coach and gym owner I’ve seen people who were in worse positions than you get in shape.
I’ve seen people who could hardly walk lose twenty or more pounds.
You are a human being and you’re capable of being successful.
Choose to believe in your strength and determination.
10. Read Books to Get Motivation
Motivational books or stories of success are a great way to boost your confidence and esteem.
When you need to activate your fitness routine reading the story of how someone just like you did it before can help you find the drive to get to work.
11. Stop Listening To Yourself
Your mind can be a goal crushing evil voice.
It will try to keep you from moving. It will try to make the workouts feel hard.
Your mind will bitch about eating spinach and chicken again and again.
But your body can handle it and you have the power to change your thinking..
Or at least stop allowing the negative thoughts to dictate your actions.
This is your one life. You get out of it what you make of it and what you put into it.
If you’re not happy with the way you look or the way you feel, you can change.
Commit to yourself that you will get to work and stick with it.
Motivation can come from someone who yells at you to DO IT..
But unless you pay a huge amount of money, they can’t be there all of the time.
Motivation therefore will come from within.
Use your fear, your anger, your sadness.. use it to drive you through the workouts.
Use those feelings to keep you centered with your healthy eating.
YOU CAN DO IT!