It has been said in business circles for many years that you should dress for the job you want not the job that you have, referring to the fact that just because you make the tea if you aspire to a higher position you should dress professionally in order to be taken seriously.
Unfortunately for me that would have meant swapping my suit for lycra whilst still working in a law firm-wouldn’t have gone down well but I did start my business around my full time job, went to the gym myself before work so I guess that was me getting into role in a more appropriate fashion.
I think this analogy also works well in terms of health, fitness and weight loss. If you want to be a healthy, fit person then you need to act like one, adopt the daily habits of one and guess what??? That will mean you are one!
If you are currently a bit of a couch potato and aspire to be a healthy, fit, athletic individual then you need to ask yourself.
What would a healthy person eat?
What daily habits would a fit, healthy person adopt?
How would an athlete structure their training?
The answers are the things that you need to start doing right now!
You need to adopt the habits of the person you want to be in order to become them.
So start today.
Want to lose weight?
Have a look at what people who have previously lost weight (and kept it off easily) eat. Adopt the eating habits of people who don’t struggle with their weight. You will probably find they eat 3 balanced meals a day, only eat if they’re hungry and fill most of their diet with fresh vegetables and fruit, protein, healthy fats and some carbs depending on their activity level.
Improve your fitness?
What sort of exercise regime does a toned, lean machine have? Not a sporadic on off one, but a consistent effort maybe 4 x per week. Start exercising regularly, whether that be walking, dancing or cross-fit, just get into the habit and things will start to change.
So if you want to be a better version of you, start to change your habits even if it’s just a little at a time and you will start to become that person-I’ll let you in on a secret……………………………you already are that person you just need to let it show. #BETHEBESTYOU!
And boy’s that does not mean showing up to work meetings in a Spiderman suit………………
So if you need some help with your health, fitness and weight loss, give me a call on 07917681666 to see how Nicola Stuart Personal Training could help you. NS-PT provide Personal Training across Liverpool, The Wirral, St Helens and surrounding areas in your own home or local park.
PS. So now the temperature has well and truly dropped, I love to go for a cold, muddy run with my pooches if not only for the excuse to warm up with a well-earned hot chocolate at the end. But a chemical laden options just won’t cut it. Here’s how to get some health benefits in your hot chocolate without compromising on taste.
1 cup whole milk (Cows, Goats, Sheep, Almond, Coconut whatever milk you like!)
1 TB coconut oil
1/2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp honey (use more or less depending on how sweet you like it)
Just heat all the ingredients together over a medium heat, whisking as you go! Once hot, pour in mug and ahhhhhh.