You’ve heard me say this a lot … health and fitness doesn’t need to be an all-or-nothing proposition.
Doing a few simple things consistently will put you light years ahead of most people … and help you achieve far more than you would have if you’d just continued doing what you’ve always done.
Isn’t that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?
If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that the No. 1 factor in preventing illness – and avoiding negative outcomes from getting sick – is maintaining a proper exercise plan, supportive diet, and healthy weight.
Not to mention the fact that exercise improves our mood and emotional health.
But what can you do if you’ve fallen off track?
Diving headfirst into an intense exercise regimen may not be the best choice.
Here are 3 simple things you can start doing today that will get you back on track:
Morning Routine: Make a decision to wake up a few minutes earlier and do a mindful meditation or 10 minutes of movement. You’ll be surprised by how dramatically this can improve the tone of your day.
Exercise Snacking: If you don’t have time for a full-blown workout routine, enjoy some exercise “snacks” throughout the day. A few squats here, lunges there, push-ups and sit-ups will add up over the course of the day.
Be Prepared: You know the expression … failing to plan is planning to fail. If you know you’ve got a busy day ahead, pack some healthy snacks (fruit and veggies, protein powder, hard-boiled eggs) so that when the hunger crash comes, you’ll have options that support your healthy lifestyle instead of reaching for chips or a candy bar.
So if things didn’t go as planned in January, what are you going to do this month so you can get a fresh start?