Your Journey to Health and Fitness
Your Journey to Health and Fitness
No ones health and fitness journey is identical to another. Some dedicate their exercise regimen to consistency, whereas others may need to reach for pockets of motivation. Either way, developing a routine doesn’t happen overnight. Improving your wellness journey is all about taking the first step—whether it’s toward the local fitness studio or a simple jog around the block. Whatever the case, start simple.
Be Aware of Your Diet
If this isn’t your first time hearing “You are what you eat,” the statement couldn’t ring truer. A healthy diet is one that is balanced and occasionally indulgent. Eating nutritious isn’t about avoiding the intermittent chocolate bar or bag of chips—it’s about being mindful.
Keep a food diary and familiarize yourself with your daily intake. By getting to know your patterns and eating behavior, you can make the appropriate changes as necessary. Note what foods make you feel sluggish or energized.
Reflect on Your Current Lifestyle
Every individual has different priorities—whether it be to their social lives, family, or career. Now and then, you’ll need to leave wiggle room for exercise or adapt your schedule to accommodate the appropriate fitness routine. If you find yourself giving into fast food drive-thrus more often than you’d like, consider replicating your favorite meals using whole foods and organic ingredients.
Find Exercises You Enjoy Doing
Regular exercise should be something you enjoy—not an activity you begrudgingly comply with. Avoid sports and training that “everyone else is doing.” Falling in love with a routine you look forward to is vital to a dedicated fitness program. Whether you prefer one-on-one fitness training or at-home sessions is entirely up to your preferences.
Get Better Sleep
If you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, consider adapting your workout schedule. Some prefer a run in the early morning, whereas others might enjoy a bit of weight-lifting in the evening. If you’re an early riser, experiment with high-intensity programs a few hours before bedtime. Strength training is particularly hard on the body but an effective method for getting some shuteye much quicker.
Invest in Your Fitness
Avoid seeing fitness as an expense. By investing in the appropriate activewear or bi-weekly session with a personal trainer, you get the encouragement you need. Part of committing to a health regimen is welcoming the factors that keep you going—whether that be a new pair of running shoes or a trip to the gym with friends.
Take Note of Your Progress
Reflecting on where you once were and where you are currently can egg you on when you feel like slacking. Celebrate little victories such as running an extra mile or achieving your goal weight. Note fitness milestones in a journal or reward yourself with new gear. By keeping track of your progress, you’ll know where you want to be next.
Overall, you’ll want to take your fitness journey a day at a time. Easing yourself into an unfamiliar routine isn’t always an easy process—but it can be equally rewarding. Be honest with your capabilities and work to improve your daily habits.
At The Fit Factor, we tailor-make custom fitness programs for Wellesley natives looking to achieve that elusive “Better You.” Our philosophy is about getting to know your fitness history and paving the way to your ultimate fitness goals. If you’re ready to make progress, book a session with us today.
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