Saturday, August 1, 2015

11 days left! My 4 habits if you are looking to adopt a new, healthy lifestyle!

BW 52.0

I am such a geek about food and nutrition. I'm definitely not as knowledgeable as I'd like to be, but anytime I get to teach the Beginner's Nutrition Class I am a happy camper. This morning we talked about the Paleo Diet, the Zone Diet and how to implement baby changes that will give big results!

In my opinion, anyone new to fitness and healthy eating needs to take baby steps. If you take on too many new habits at once, you will not be successful at any of them.

"There is a 100% failure for forming multiple habits at once and a 50-80% success if you do just one habit at a time." - Leo Batura, author of The Power of Less

Pick some habits you would like to adopt and then do ONE AT A TIME. Give yourself time to fully adopt one habit before taking on a new one.

Habits I recommend for those just starting the journey to fitness:

1) Establish an exercise routine. Give yourself 30 days to commit to a new exercise routine. Get fully in the habit so that getting in your fitness time is non-negotiable.

2) Eat more protein. Lean meats, chicken and fish. At every meal. If you are vegan, you will have to work hard to get enough protein, but it can be done. For some people, they just don't really care to eat a lot of protein, but whatever your goals, athletic performance, weight loss, weight gain, physique change, protein will help with that.

3) Eat more vegetables. I don't care if you don't like them. You are an adult. Suck it up. Green ones. Red ones. Yellow ones. Purple ones. (Hint; for this habit, corn is not a vegetable. Potatoes are not vegetables. Beans are not vegetables.)

4) Take a daily multi-vitamin and 3 grams of fish oil.


I needed some fresh air and space today so I put my chair in the shade and my bar in the grass. Lesson learned though. Lifting in the grass, though picturesque, doesn't really work. I did one set and then rolled it up onto the concrete pad.

That works better. A little more hardcore looking as well.

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  1. oh i love taking my piyo recovery days out on the deck...i may just have to do that today!! thanks for linking up!

    1. Being outside just makes everything so much better! Vitamin D therapy! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Sticking to one goal at a time is so important to success! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

    1. Thank you for hosting and stopping by!

  3. I am all for eating more veggies and taking it one small goal at a time.

    1. Small goals equal big successes! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. You're right about not trying to change too many things at once, it rarely works. I know I want to increase my cross training while I'm running. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. I have to control myself because I will decide to do 18 different new things this week instead of sticking to the 1-2 I know I can handle. Lol, I'm learning though. Thank you for stopping by!