Should you go on a diet or not? For how long if so and what you can expect? Why are so many women out there thinking they are a failure after trying various “trendy” diets with no success? Is the solution to ditch the fad diets and aim for a healthy balance in nutrition and lifestyle? The answers may surprise you.
How many times have you tried to shed that excess fat and failed? Have you ever wondered why that keeps happening? Whilst there may be many reasons behind you are not being able to lose weight, what we at Synergy Fitness Studio found with most of our new clients is that adhering to a nutrition plan turns out to be very challenging.
7 Habits of Responsible People for a Healthier and Happier Life
Last week’s post about being selfish to transform into a better person I explained how practicing habits of self-responsibility can help you reach your fitness goals. Whatever you’re looking to achieve can only be accomplished if you take ownership of your life, responsibility for your decisions and make choices every day that will take you closer to those goals.
Many people tell me they don’t have time for a healthy lifestyle because work, school, family, or friends need too much of their time. They think if they are not there for everyone else first thing they could lose their job, family, friends, flunk out of school or even worse: people would think they’re selfish.
Does this sound familiar? If the answer is yes, it is this belief system that has put your own health and fitness at risk and you to the bottom of the priority list. Can you recall what advice cabin crew give you on the aircraft before taking off? “In an emergency ensure you put your own oxygen-mask on first before helping others.”
The picture normally shows a mum securing her mask then helping the child put it on too. It makes sense, you can’t save others if you’re dead or incapacitated, so you need to make sure you take care of yourself before trying to help others in order to be able to help them.
What would happen if applying the same principle, you’d put yourself #1 for a month? What if you made a commitment to choose the foods best suited for your goals every time you ate, did 3 to 5 workouts every week, got to bed early?
I have trained and helped hundreds of people in the last 10 years to change their approach and become first priority for themselves. They share a common story:
When they become #1 they become more productive at work or school because they have more energy and a more positive outlook on life. They have better relationships with family and friends even if it means a few less hours together a month. Their friends and spouses see the change in them and enjoy the being around their new version even more. Sometimes it inspires their friends and family to also become more fit and healthy.
People who love us want to see us happy and getting on well in life. Your job, school, friends, and family do not just want your time with them. They want to see the best version of you, they want to see that you’re happy and healthy. And guess what, giving them some of their time back while you work on you lets them work on themselves as well.
I know putting yourself #1 sounds selfish, but no one else gets to see your best version unless you make sure you do it first.
It is by far the best part of my job is when I get to witness and be part of someone becoming their best version.
Don't you deserve to be #1?
Our next blog will give you practical advice on how to make that mind-set shift and becoming self-responsible for your health and fitness. Watch this space!
Scientists identified at what age our bodes will start going rapidly downhill and I am sure many of you feel like your joints are getting rustier, certain daily activities take more effort and generally keeping your energy levels balanced take more than in your 20’s.
Do you feel that juggling kids, work and other daily activities drain your energies and you find it challenging to get up in the morning, stay energetic throughout the day, let alone to keep up with your fitness routine? At the end of the day you feel miserable and are prone to reach for convenience food.