How to maintain a healthy lifestyle? What does health mean to you?
Two questions I’m asking myself as I lie here on a lazy Saturday morning … and I wanted to jot down some thoughts.
Health to me is having a healthy attitude to life, training and food! And two words spring to mind …
“BALANCE” and “CONSISTENCY”
Health to me, is training and eating sensibly (most of the time) so that I can enjoy my normal everyday activities and the life I want to lead.
I exercise and eat healthily the majority of the time, so that I can enjoy myself (even more) the rest of the time!
It’s OK to eat cake!
Sometimes the balance will tip and that’s ok! It’s ok to eat the cake and have a few glasses of wine – but not all the time – if you want to see results.
Friends comment how relaxed I am when I go round for supper or out for a meal and I order things deemed wrong, in order to stay slim.
I have recently just finished a weekend away on our boat and my staple food was bbq-ed sausages and burgers! Those times are my relaxed times and my fun times and so why wouldn’t I eat and drink what I want? Particularly, when I know the other 80% of the time I’m more disciplined.
To maintain health, it’s so important to find exercise you enjoy and even look forward to, to maintain consistency.
Find the training you enjoy – make it a habit and not a chore or research has shown you will not stick to it! James Clear’s Atomic Habits goes into detail here and is well worth a read.
“At the end of the day, how long it takes to form a particular habit doesn’t really matter that much. Whether it takes 50 days or 500 days, you have to put in the work either way.
The only way to get to Day 500 is to start with Day 1. So forget about the number and focus on doing the work.”
– James Clear
I’m very transparent with the Weekly Workout Family (they know I love a figgy roll or two) as I release new workouts every week and chat in my classes about exercise and food.
The health of our members is paramount to me and my approach to teaching will always be balanced and consistent, both in the classes but also in my chatter throughout these classes.
I will always strive to help our members develop a permanent, healthy, happy habit for getting fit and strong – both with their bodies and minds and will always present a balanced view on training and eating. If my views and teaching methods help 1000’s of others focus on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, then I can certainly sleep well.
So on that note – it’s the weekend and so I’m off to tip the balance …. because that’s ok!! 🥰
Happy weekends everyone ❤️