Lifestyle. I mean, I’m sure you’ve heard this term before. Your lifestyle, the lifestyle you live. But what exactly does that mean?
In the simplest form, it is the way in which you live. Lifestyle can be a combination of the people that you surround yourself with, where you live, religion, as well as culture.
According to the World Health Organization, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated with your lifestyle. But unfortunately, millions of people follow an unhealthy lifestyle. Let’s make the switch, here are 3 things you need for a healthy lifestyle:
#1 Support System
It is important to have support that is going to positively reinforce what you want to accomplish. If your spouse, significant other, coworkers, or roommate are not on board, it is going to be so tough.
Think of your WHY, and share it with your support system. Let’s be honest, if someone loves and cares about you, and they know something is important to you and understand the emotion behind what you’re trying to accomplish, they are going to support you.
#2 Strive for progress over perfection
Life happens, things happen and it’s okay. It’s what’s important to strive for with progress is finding the bright spots. Find the things that you are doing well, so that positively reinforces those habits and behaviors, and gives you motivation to continue.
How are you moving better? How’s your mood? How’s your energy level? There’s so many other factors. How are your clothes fitting?
#3 Keep it simple
Ditch the all or nothing mentality.
This is a problem because we live in a microwave society. Everything in our culture is instant gratification, many people want to see results yesterday for work that they haven't even put in yet. It’s not possible when talking about achieving a healthy lifestyle and achieving lasting results.
In order to see lasting results, you really need to slow down and focus on only one thing at a time. Sometimes it’s tough to figure out the one thing you should be focusing on and that is where coaches come in.
Nutrition coaches are there to guide you every step of the way, and most importantly, keep you accountable
If you need a nutrition coach- we have got you covered. All you have to do is book a free intro to get started.
Did you know that 95% of your success or failure can be attributed to WHO you surround yourself with. You need a friend, accountability partner, coach, neighbor, or roommate to support you on your journey. Do the people in your inner circle help SUPPORT or INHIBIT your progress towards your goals?
As much as we don’t like to admit it sometimes there are people we surround ourselves with that just aren't on our side when it comes to reaching health and wellness goals. Here are two tips to help you find who is on your side and keep them there.
Tip #1- Do an Inner Circle Inventory
One of the things I love to do with nutrition athletes is to have them go through the 5 people they spend the most time with and answer the following questions---
1. Do they support your health and wellness goals?
2. Do your core values align?
3. Are they growth-minded?
4. Do they bring you up when you are feeling down?
5. Do they keep you accountable or enable you?
Tip #2 -Bring people closer who support you and distance yourself from people who do not.
This can be as simple as making more of an effort to spend time and communicate with those who support you. Try scheduling a workout with them or something more social like meeting up for dinner or game night.
If you need someone out of your inner circle to be on your side and help keep you accountable we are here to help! All you have to do is book a free intro to get started.
So, I have a question for you…have you ever started a workout and quickly realized that you didn’t have enough gas in the tank to finish it, or execute it like you thought you should be able to?
Or have you ever hit that wall and just looked at the clock wondering why it’s moving so slow?
Odds are, you have experienced that feeling before, myself included!
The truth is that nutrition plays a large role in fueling your body for performance. So I wanted to share 2 tips to help you power through those workouts and hit your PRs!
Tip #1: Keep it consistent
Many of us were told that we should carb load the day before a big workout or event but this is wrong!
The secret to success is to ensure you are focusing on consistency with eating whole foods, getting a balance of carbs, fat, and protein, and staying hydrated. This means all of the time! Not just the day before your workout or event. Consistency is key.
Tip #2: Fuel around your workout
Morning warriors should consume a carbohydrate and protein source before your workout. If you struggle to eat early in the morning, try a liquid source of fuel like a smoothie.
If you workout in the afternoon or evening you should stick with your normal balanced meals and snacks throughout the day. Then aim to get some carbs in about an hour before the workout.
After your workout, be sure to replenish your energy stores and assist with muscle building by consuming a post workout shake or snack that contains protein and carbs. My go-to is whey protein powder and oat or almond milk.
For optimal results and recovery after your workout
1. Eat a balanced meal
3. Get adequate rest
You may also consider adding an omega source to further help with the recovery process!
Start implementing these 2 tips if you are ready to take your performance to the next level!
Looking for more customized support to reach your performance goals? Apply for nutrition coaching today!