What’s your health goal? Actually, what’s your life goal and how can being healthy make that better?
The answers are endless, because we want it all —- strength, tone, endurance, vanity, blood results on our annual physical that make our doctor proud. There’s no magic pill, solution or app that’s going to make us the healthiest strongest versions of our best self. They help in the process and provide a system of accountability, especially apps like ours that help to track your progress and activity in conjunction with exercise tutorials. We work for it everyday, inside and outside the gym, and you have to also if you want the results that have you swooning over materially altered images on social media, or your buddy in the office who looked out of shape but just did a triathlon! Yes, our bodies grow accustomed to certain physical routines and diets over time, that’s why it’s important to work with a personal trainer who can work with you on the components of physical fitness, supplements and nutrition into a plan that is developed to really work for you and the issues you’re prone to. Continuously doing the same exercises, with the same weights, reps and maintaining a cardio routine of consistent intensity and duration, will definitely make you feel personally ambitious, but not physically accomplished. Results are created through change that challenges your body. There’s no magical solution, and even if you thought you’d found one, how long would it last? The reality is that our health goals change during our lifetime based on a variety of factors, though if we are aware of what’s best for our body, and how to address the areas that are holding us back from being better where it matters to us most, we can all really #BeExceptional
Start simple, start small, see results.
If you only do one thing this week, incorporate one of these recommendations and promise yourself you’ll stick to it. Ideally, we are creating our bodies to be lean, fat burning machines, with optimal cognitive and internal health that can operate at peak physical performance. That’s ideal, not necessarily so practical for most to achieve over 12 weeks. It’s a complete lifestyle shift rooted in healthy choice is the best choice kind of mindset. For everyone the journey to healthy is different. It may include making a new addition to your lifestyle, incorporating new training disciplines, taking supplements, learning to substitute with healthier alternatives, and for many it means cutting things out like salt, refined sugars and processed foods. Sustaining the healthy look and feel requires learning a new behavior that allows you to still enjoy life and all of your indulgences in the cleanest way possible that is gentle on your body. There are many different approaches and methods to reaching this ideal state. The most effective approach is to partner with a personal trainer who can work with you to deeply understand and consider the fitness regimen and nutrition plan that will yield the best results for you. Everyone’s journey starts with one simple step. Whether it’s just reading these weekly newsletters to better inform your health choices, listening to our new podcast for a deeper dive on many of the topics we explore here each week, or using the Be Exceptional Fitness App you’re showing your commitment to self-improvement. The most important part is consistency and your will to trust the process.
Start with one small step. Stay the course. You got this.
Less dairy, no meat, more fiber, no gluten, cut sugar! There are enough recommendation to make your head spin!!!
We hear so much about various diets and food hacks that are meant to make life easier and more nutritious, but it only matters if you find it effective. Again, it comes down to what works best for your body and an approach to food that you find easy to maintain. Please don’t confuse that with easy to do, because the struggle of implementing a new diet into your lifestyle is real and tough. We also learn about a lot of new diet trends that may seem difficult to live by given our religious and cultural affiliations, so how do you best interpret and apply food hacks to your culture's traditional fare?
Even more basic, many people are low in fiber, but what’s the quick and easy way to up your intake? Good questions worth exploring below.
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