I think everyone has at least one piece of advice to share when it comes to health and fitness. You don’t need to be a certified personal trainer to share a bit of your own wisdom. Everyone learns something along their own personal journey of wellness. I’ll start with a few lessons I’ve learned along the way, in no particular order.
1. Don’t Spend Every Minute Focusing On Results
There was a time I would weigh myself every day and if I gained a pound, I’d spend the day wondering how it could have happened when I’m exercising often. It’s better to focus on activity and let the results happen on their own.
2. “Clean”, “Dirty”, “Bad”, “Cheat Meal” Foods – Plus a Steaming Cup of Guilt
I think sometimes I focus too much on labeling what I decide to eat. There have been plenty of times that I’ve eaten something and have made myself feel guilty for it. Part of it has come from my being used to referring to certain foods as “clean”, “bad”, or a “cheat meal.” I have common sense and I know not to let 80% of my diet consist of junk. Eating ice cream or a burger on occasion shouldn’t make me feel guilty.
3. Variety is the Spice of Life, Especially for Exercise
I need variety in my workouts in order to prevent boredom. I like simple exercises and I like finding body weight exercises and putting them together to create a circuit. I use my Gymboss interval timer to do timed circuits. Between that and P90X workouts, I’m a happy camper.
4. Your Turn
Share a bit of your health and fitness wisdom in the comments. 🙂