Simple Steps for Getting Fit
When we think of fitness, what comes to mind? For some, the idea of starting the journey towards being more fit is a bit intimidating. Fad diets, extreme exercise programs, and other get fit quick programs are alluring – at first. Before long, you might find yourself saying, “it’s too hard,” or “I can’t do this anymore.” You’re not alone. What many don’t realize is that fitness is more than following the latest diet trends and schemes. Fitness is a way of life, one that requires you to make healthier decisions.
Though it might seem challenging, the good news is that making better habits is easy when you make simple changes, a few (or even one) at a time.
Small changes lead to success!
What is one thing you can do to be healthier? Maybe you cut back on the amount of sodas you drink, or eat less carbs. Maybe you just start by eating smaller portions at each meal. Whatever you decide, it’s a step in the right direction.
How does this help?
Breaking old habits can be hard. It’s made easier when you do this naturally and overtime rather than forcing yourself to stick to a goal you will give up on. For example, drinking one less soda a day can lead to two less, then eventually to drinking sodas on occasion. Once you succeed in one thing, you gain confidence and strength before making the next positive change.
Where should I start?
What small step to take first depends on you. What is something you can stick to? What are small things you can do each day to improve your overall health? To get you thinking, here are some ideas:
- Cut back on sugary drinks such as soda.
- Exercise for 10 minutes three times a week.
- Skip dessert every now and then.
- Eat smaller, healthier meal portions.
- Exchange one unhealthy snack a day for something nutrient dense.
- Eat one more fruit or vegetable each day.
- Go to bed one hour earlier.
The possibilities are virtually endless. When you get your mind set on living different, before you know it you’ll see results, and most importantly results that last. Remember, a journey of one million miles starts with one step. Take you first small step today!