The other day while picking up my groceries for my weeks meals at the supermarket, I could see out of the corner of my eye a woman hovering near me, peeking into my shopping cart and inadvertently trying to catch my eye. After a short while of what I felt was her following me down every isle and putting similar items as mine in her shopping cart, she approached me and very politely apologized explaining to me that she wasn’t a creep just was curious as to what I eat and how I train. I happily explained to her my eating and training habits and helped her understand and get an idea of ways she can start to reach her goals.
This is not an uncommon situation. I am often approached with these questions at work and in my everyday life and it has got me thinking that even though healthy food choices and making time for exercise every day is a lifestyle for me now, it wasn’t always this way and I too needed someone to show me the right direction to start with. The majority of the population looking to be healthy doesn’t really know where to start and are often confused by the various diets and fads and stories they have heard and become frustrated and give up even before they even begin. I’ll admit, I was once there too, buying frozen dinners thinking that was healthy, doing loads of cardio, eating only 3 times a day, constantly feeling weak and drained. It took someone to show me down the right path in order to eventually find my way into this healthy lifestyle.
So, in this blog article I wanted to help those of you who may be new and just starting out on your fitness goals. It’s for those of you who are tired of not seeing results and are dedicated to making changes in order to see a new and improved you!
My personal basics:
The path to good health isn’t the same for everyone, and yours may change over time and evolve into something more tailored to you and your needs, but the basic principles remain the same. Take it one day at a time, every step in the right direction gets you that much closer to your goals. And most importantly, understand that the best way to attain your goals and what you have set out to accomplish lies within you and your willpower to stick to your plan and avoid the temptation to eat badly or skip a day at the gym. Every day will have its challenges but if you determined and you put your heart and soul into it you can and will reach your goals, maybe even sooner than you expect.
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