Block Any Chance of Regression: Tips to Maintain Your Healthy Lifestyle

Hey there! Welcome back! First off, let us say that we are really proud of you for starting up your healthy lifestyle. We fully understand how difficult that can be at times. There are just too many temptations sometimes, right?

Getting fit and staying fit isn’t always sunshine and daisies. This is something that you really need to work hard at. In order to help you stay on course, let us share some tips on how you can maintain your healthy lifestyle!

Healthy LifestyleRemind yourself of your past

One of the best ways to successfully move forward is to never forget your past. This is something that we have always believed and it is very applicable for every facet of our lives.

There are a lot of reasons why a person actively chose to be healthy. It can be because of a nasty breakup, a health scare, a determination to hit a body type—whatever it is, remember it. Keep it at the back of your mind but never let it impede your progress.

Fueling your determination with what you want to break free of is one of the most potent ways to stay the course.

Create little achievements

If you’ve ever played on an Xbox, you should be very familiar with the achievement system. If you aren’t, the achievement system is a notification of an achievement upon completion of something big or small. In a game, it can pop up for something as large as defeating an enemy boss or something as small as handing an apple to a child.

Utilize the same thing for your health process. Determine which achievements can be unlocked. For example, have you completed the “have apples for breakfast” achievement? Or it could even be something like “slept for 8 hours”. The best part is that you decide which ones are your achievements. You can even write it down in your fitness journal!

Have short-term goals

While the long-term is always continued fitness, if you’re starting from scratch, it can be disheartening to not see visible results. As such, it would be prudent for you (and your mental health) to set short-term goals.

However, it is important that your short-term goals must be both achievable and quantifiable. There would be no sense in selecting a goal that you cannot measure. For the first week, you can have your short-term goal as waking early for the whole week. It’s a good way to train your mind and your body to get rearing for another day of healthy living. It’s also a great way to keep your motivation up.

Make it Easy for You to Get Going

Most people who get started on their fitness routine often regress because they use the excuse of “not having enough time”. It’s always not enough time to get ready or there are other pressing reasons to skip today’s workout—it’s so frustrating at times.

While we get it that we all lead busy lives, in order for there to be enough time, you have to make it yourself. If you have the goal of working out early in the mornings, make it easy for you to get started by prepping all your things the night before.

Ready your outfits, put your shoes by the door, prep your grab and go breakfast. Those are the little things that can help you stick to our routine.

Establish healthy relationships

No, really. Of course we’re not only talking about romantic relationships (those help to though, by the way). Healthy relationships are with people who are supportive of your healthy lifestyle. As harsh as it may seem, a big reason why it was hard for you to get healthy and keep healthy was because of the company you keep.

A golden rule is to surround yourself with people who you want to be like. Imagine what it would be like if you surround yourself with people just as dedicated to being healthy. As being fit and healthy comes natural for them, they’ll be more able to provide you with the support that you need.

In the event that they too struggle with keeping the lifestyle, you can all help keep each other on course.

Feed your positive habits and starve out the bad ones

You’ve probably heard of the saying “the side you feed is the side that grows”. This can be used to help remind you of why you want to stay healthy. When you start out with your healthy lifestyle, it would be important to determine bad habits.

Do you tend to snack a lot in between meals? Do you tend to skimp out on workouts in favor of vegging in? Starve those habits out! Instead, feed your positive habits. By feed, we mean do them more often.

Positive habits like eating healthy is a habit that you need to maintain until it becomes natural to you. Once it has become natural, that only means that you’ve successfully managed to feed a positive habit.

Track Your Successes and Failures

Fitness is a continuous process. It’s not something that you start one day and expect to be perfect. There will be days that you fail to meet a certain goal and it’s important to jot that down in your fitness journal.

Having a bird’s eye view of your successes and failures will help you see how far you’ve come. Detect trends as they happen. Are you trending toward a more healthy life or are you slowly scaling back into old habits? When you track everything, it will be easy to plan your next move.

Avoid turning into a nightmare coach

Motivation is a little ember that must be carefully conditioned and protected until it turns into a full blown flame. A sure way to stomping out that ember is by being too hard on yourself. Remember that you are trying to get healthy because you want to be. It’s not something that you should force feed into your system. That’s a great way to set you and your health routine up for failure.

While the importance of being strict in needed, you must also temper strictness with understanding. Just as you would want your friend to empathize with you when you’re down, do yourself a favor and give yourself the same treatment.…

The First Step is Always the Hardest: Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey

Fitness and Sucess Routine for Fitness

So you’ve decided to get healthy! First of all, congratulations! We at Envigeur Fitness are already so proud of you. It is SO not easy to decide to get healthy. There are a lot of factors that can hamper the decision to being healthy and to maintain the healthy lifestyle.

To help you with that, we’ll be discussing a few tips on how you can start your fitness journey!

Read Up!

There’s a wealth of information available on the internet if you know where to look! If you aren’t comfortable with staring at a screen for long periods of time, it would be smart to visit your favorite bookstore and look up fitness books or even fitness magazines.

If there’s anyone you admire, try to read up on how they get healthy or fit. If you think it’s feasible for you, you can consider giving it a try. Before you start all the action, it is important to educate yourself on the proper ways to get fit. That way, you lessen the chances of getting injured or overwhelmed when you are in the crux of your routine.

Establish Your Goals

Fitness Goals Leads to Success

Before you start anything, it is important to have a goal in mind. Are you planning on losing weight? Are you planning on putting on weight?

Are you planning on gaining muscles? Are you planning on toning your body? There are a lot of ways to get fit so it’s important to know the kind of fit you want to achieve.

As such, it is important to have very specific goals. That way you can direction your attention to the information that will help you attain it.

Other than specific goals, you have to be able to quantify your goals. Set a target weight if you’re planning on losing or gaining weight.

That way, you’ll be able to see how close or far you are away from your target. Above all things, your goal must be attainable and realistic. It will do no good to pursue something that is unhealthy.

Set Yourself Up For Success

This isn’t as difficult or complicated as it sounds. If you decide to go with early morning fitness routine, prep your things the night before. We have found that making it easier for you to get routine started involves getting things in order.

Don’t let yourself have the excuse that there’s so much stuff to prepare that you end up deciding you’re too busy or that you don’t have enough time. There is always enough time if you make time for it.

Also, we’ve found that picking a fitness activity that you find enjoyable is an effective way to set yourself up for success. If you enjoy cardio, pick cardio heavy activities. Thankfully, there are a lot more options available in terms of fitness routines. It would be prudent to do your research on nearby places that offer fitness sessions that interest you.

Get a Fitness Diary

Daily Fitness Progress

A great way to hold yourself accountable is by jotting down your journey. When you’re committed to fitness, having a diary to write down your thoughts and progress is a good form of record-keeping and stress release. Even when you have bad days, put it down in writing—this way you can always look back and see what you can improve.

When you keep at it and you look back on your journey, you’ll be able to see a really clear idea of what your fitness story is shaping out to be.

Be Frank with Yourself

One of the biggest things to do once you decide to get healthy is to identify your weaknesses. Knowing what to look out for is a great way to keep yourself from slipping back into bad habits. Before you start up your routine, have a frank assessment of yourself. What can you still work on?

Are there any bad habits you presently have? Identifying the properly will enable you to get started on dropping them. If you cannot identify them for yourself, have someone help you. Be open about the experience. Remember this is to help you out in the end. Even if you don’t like what you hear, this is when being frank with yourself works really well.

If you’ve ever tried to get fit before and it didn’t go so well, it is important to determine the reasons why. That will be a good way to determine what you need to avoid doing. Properly identifying your weaknesses will enable you to suitably guard yourself from another missed opportunity to get fit.

Normalize Your Sleep Schedule

Sleep Vital to Workout Fit

Sleep is very important in the fitness recipe. When your body does not get enough rest, it does not have enough energy to do the routines that you want it to do. More often than not, you will feel slugging and the “maybe tomorrow” syndrome will kick in.

Before you get started on your fitness routine, normalize your sleep schedule. The term ‘normal’ varies from person to person. Other factors in your life may require you to be awake at nights and not during the day. If that’s the case, stick to that schedule. It’ll be easier for you to get your routine started if there are no drastic changes to your sleep schedule.

Get a Fitness Buddy

One of the best ways to start your fitness journey is to get someone to go along the journey with you. You must never underestimate the strength of having someone hold you accountable for your decision to start being healthy.

Having a fitness buddy is also a great way of deepening bonds while having fun. You even get the added bonus of getting healthier while you do it. One of the best ways to make a fitness routine enjoyable is by turning it into something social. Having a support system in place before you start your routine is a good way to be driven.

Food For Thought

You’re about to embark on something difficult and you are going to have tough days. Just keep at it and you will start your fitness journey successfully! Best of luck!…