Updated: Nov 20
So how is it some people end up achieving great results when it comes to exercising and eating well?
I have found over the many years of training all types of clients, that the clients who put in the hard work, end up with the best results.
Want to know just how hard? Here's a glimpse into the life of a healthy person:
Healthy Life Truth #1: Exercise Counts
Lace-up your shoes and hit the gym instead of getting extra sleep, watching TV or doing whatever else it is that you'd rather be doing. Do this 3-5 times each for 30-60 minutes.
Healthy Life Truth #2: Nutrition Counts
Choose your meals based on there nutritional makeup rather than following your taste buds. Limit your intake of simple carbohydrates and get lots of protein and fibre in each meal.
Healthy Life Truth #3: No Room For Junk
Turn down your favourite junk foods –even when you really, really want it. Cut simple sugars and harmful, processed fats out of your diet completely.
Healthy Life Truth #4: Push Harder
Push your body to be stronger, faster and better during each workout. Don't simply go through the motions in your routine – consistently challenge your muscles to do more each day.
That's just the basics on what it takes to enjoy a fit and healthy body. Pretty hard, right? Now let's take a look at what the NOT-Healthy life looks like...
NOT-Healthy Life Truth #1: Be Sedentary
Spend your spare time being as sedentary as possible. The less that you use your muscles, the more aches, pains and mobility limitations you'll experience. Oh, and if you're consuming more calories than your natural metabolism burns then you'll steadily gain weight.
NOT-Healthy Life Truth #2: Eat For Taste
Eat whatever sounds and tastes good. The human palate is naturally drawn to items that are high in sugar, salt and fat. Your eat-whatever-diet will be filled with these fattening foods and will be lacking in protein and fibre. You'll nd your weight increases, and your energy levels plummet, accordingly.
NOT-Healthy Life Truth #3: Just Say Yes
To your favourite junk food, that is. As I mentioned above, your favourite foods are likely high in sugar, salt and fat. Or, more likely, your faves are high in all three! Your indulgent eating is going to raise the number on your scale higher, and higher, and higher.
NOT-Healthy Life Truth #4: Get Comfortable
Your goal is to be comfy. This means use as little muscular strength as you can on a daily basis. When you don't use your muscles they begin to atrophy (shrink!), leaving you with less lean tissue. Since lean tissue raises your metabolism, a drop in lean tissue means you'll be burning fewer calories at rest than ever before.
NOT-Healthy Life Truth #5: More Is Better
There's no limit on how much you eat – in fact, more is better. As a result, you often feel sluggish from your overloaded digestive system. And your motivation to exercise and turn your NOT-Fit Life into a Fit Life gets dimmer and dimmer.
So which life is harder? The Healthy Life? Or the NOT-Healthy Life?
The truth is that both of these lifestyles are hard. Just depends on which hard you'd rather deal with.
The Healthy Life's hard has to do with discipline, motivation and determination. It's about doing the right thing rather than the easy thing. Most of all, the Healthy Life is about constantly striving forward.
The NOT-Healthy Life's hard has to do with excess fat, aches, pains and physical limitations. It's about avoiding doing the hard thing now and ending up with a body that's just plain hard to live in. Most of all, the NOT- Healthy Life is about NOT taking action.
Which hard do you choose?
If you'd like the Fit Life then take action now by calling or emailing me today to get started on a healthy program that's going to be hard.
The best kind of hard.