Fitness an health is something so important nowadays and esepcially getting fit is a very popular new years resolution. But it´s also something people fail the most at. So i came up with some tips and tricks to stay healthy and fit and moreover motivated through the whole year, and not only in the first few weeks of the new year. I know how hard it is to stick to a certain mealplan or even workoutplan but you need to prioritize what´s worth it. You need to change your habits in case to achieve long term goals. This is not about a certain diet or workout you need to do, this is about taking the healthier option everyday. This is a journey, this is a lifestyle. You need to get excited about it.
WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY AND FIT THIS YEAR!!
- Set goals and keep them where you can see them.
A very good tip for staying motivated anytime is setting reminders everywhere. No matter wheter quotes, pictures, photos, notes, etc. Change your lock- and homecreen into something that motivates you. Visualize your goals. You need to see what you are working on everyday. This can help a lot with reminding yourself why all the hard work is worth it.
- You gatta have a plan man.
Without any plan or goals this makes no sense. Write down what you want to accomplish, what you want to achive. Wheter it´s loosing a certain amount of weight, defining your body, building muscels, getting fit, living healthier or whatever. Focus on these goals and work on it everyday.
- Replace the "bad" food you´re eating and focus on fruits and vegetables.
Like chips, junk food, pasta, dairy milk, soda etc. And replace those things with healthier alternitves that are not only better for your body, but also have definitely less calories than the things you ate/drunk before.
e.g.: Quinoa, brown rice, also brown rice pasta, almond or soy milk, dark chocolate, popcorn, water or sparkling water, fruit juice, self-made food in general
- Have variety.
Mix up your workouts an meals. In case to not get bored easily you need to start mixing up your meal- and workoutplans. This will definitely be mor fun. It can be exhausting doing or eating the same everyday or week. So change it up every now and then.
- Make excercise part of your daily routine.
10-30 min a day of exercising is possible. Stop making excuses and saying you don´t have time for exercising. Take time. Being active should be a stress relief. Make working out a habit.
- Start every day with looking in the mirror and telling yourself you are beautiful and when you say it, believe it.
This is a really great way to gain confidence and start loving and accepting your body how it is. We all need to love ourselves an appreciate our uniqueness.
- Focus on non-scale victories.
We need to stop letting numbers control our world. Numbers doesn´t matter. No school grades can tell you how intellegent you are, no bank account numbers can tell you how rich you are, no number of followers can tell you haw many friends you have or how important you are. And so no scale number can tell you how healthy or fit you are. Don´t focus on the stupid scale.
- Cut back on social media.
Of course social media is the place we get the most motivation from, but it can also effect you in a negative way. Disconnect and seperate yourself from all those fake people with the perfect life out there, start to live your best life. Don´t get blended by those people who seem like they never fail, real life is full of ups and downs. Don´t get distracted from mean or jealous people. It´s totally okay to be on airplane mode or also not being on phone 24/7 and answering everyone anytime. Enjoy the moment and be present in real life.
After or before a workout it´s good to stretch your body because you will feel every single one of your muscels and it will help you to realx. Your body will thank you.
A good tip for that is Yoga.
- End any relationship that drains you more than it energizes you.
You deserve to be with loving and caring people. You deserve to be surrounded by people that make you feel good. So if you´re in a toxic or unhealthy realtionship, you don´t need them. Leave all the toxic people in 2017.
- Don´t compare yourself to others/others´ journey.
Focus on yourself. Focus on your body, your skills, your goals and your journey. Don´t get distracted by what other people do. It´s not your business what other people are achieving, only you are important.
- Drink water.
The most popular one. You already know it, water is good for your health, your skin, yor metabolism, your digestion, etc. A great tip is to drink a full glass of water 30min befor every meal. You will notice you´re not that hungry and won´t eat as much as you would normally. Because you already feel kind of full.
- Get support! Find a workout buddy.
It is way easier to stay motivated and on track with a partner by your side. Wether it´s your best friend, a family member, your boyfriend/girlfriend or even someone you met in the gym. Have a certain friend who motivates you to move on and supports you with achievung your goals.
- Treat emotional pain like physical pain.
If you need a mental break, take one. Just because you can´t physically see the pain on the outisde doesn´t mean someones not hurting on the inside. So don´t brush something off just because it´s not a obvious injury.
- Spend more alone tim with yourself.
Learning to love your own company is so so important. Wheter it´s reading a book, watching your favourite TV Show, having a dinner date on your own, taking a hot bath and listening to good music, whatever. Enjoy the time on your own, it will have a kind of therpeutic effect, trust me.
- Treat yourself like your best friend.
Anytime you have a negative thought about yourself, get into the habit asking yourself what would I do to my best friend? Anyone in your life that you think deserves compassion and respect, treat yourself like that because thats the way you deserve to be treated.
- Start thinking positive.
As I already mentioned in one of my last blogposts, a positive mind with positive thoughts will bring a positive life. So replace all those negative thoughts with some positive ones. I want you to remeber, no matter what age you are don´t feel like you need to have your life figured out. There is still so much ahead of us, literally the whole world is ahead of you. Live in the moment.
We all have those bad days and personal struggles we´re trying to overcome. This year is about what you want to accomplish and be happy with what you have, while you´re working for what you want. Let go every negativity you had wheter it was a bad thought, realtionship, energy or whatever and don´t look back. Because this is year, is our year. Good luck!!