In your quest to reach peak fitness, it goes without saying that you will need to make some sacrifices along the way. It may sometimes feel overwhelming and daunting to make health changes. If you are feeling the pressure, you are not alone.
Many people have negative feelings and emotions tied to changing habits. However, there are small and manageable adjustments that one can use to ensure success. To be better able to adapt, there are three easy ways that can help you build better habits and become acclimated to the healthy lifestyle more easily. If you have been struggling with your adjustment, this blog post is for you!
Change Your Behavior for Better Health in 3 Easy Ways!
1 – Positive Thinking
Nothing beats the power of positive thinking. Making sure that you feel happy with what you are doing will be a step in the right direction when it comes to your health. Find activities that you enjoy and find a way to tie them to new healthy habits.
Tip: Start a Health Journal
Do you like journaling? If so, why not tie it into your new healthy habits with a health journal? This is an incredibly effective way to keep track of the journey as well as your thoughts and emotions along the way. You’ll be able to work through any doubts and fears you have while you keep track of your progress and stay motivated to continue your fitness journey.
2 – Self-Motivation
Finds little ways to make yourself inspired to continue being healthy. Relate your healthy habit into your everyday life. This way it will be easier for you to continue with the routine.
Tip: Find a Workout Buddy
Finding a workout buddy or someone who can do the same (or a similar) diet as yours will help you stay on track and keep a positive attitude and mindset while you strive to become the healthiest and fittest version of yourself. You and your buddy can share best practices and workout tips to keep the other person in the mood to get fit.
3 – Create SMART Goals
Keep your goals SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. Make sure that your goals will be specific enough to be remembered, measurable and attainable to ensure that you will be able to achieve them, relevant to your needs and time-bound to make sure that you challenge yourself.
Tip: Start Small
One good tip is to start small. Do not make your goals too big at first. This will allow you to make sure you are able to reach your goals. Keep on making them more difficult after you reach each smaller goal, and don’t forget to celebrate! Celebrate all victories, no matter how small to keep yourself motivated!
Keep in mind that change—any kind of change—is not easy and does not happen overnight. Expecting yourself to be able to adapt to your new and healthy journey at the snap of a finger is unrealistic and unfair to yourself. There is truth to the saying that “Rome was not built in a day.” Pacing yourself and looking for the fun in the healthy activities you do will help you find your groove as you go on your fitness journey.
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I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!
Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!
I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!
I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!