Living The Fitness Lifestyle Series - Part One

Yeah I know. I haven't posted about fitness in a while. So I figured I'd do a series of posts in order to help you guys out as much as possible. So here goes.

Ever look around your gym, favourite social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter at different elite fitness people or personalities and think:

 “OMG how do they do it? I would love to look like them and have that life!”

To be honest, it’s not easy living that elite fitness lifestyle. People have everyday jobs that limit what they can or cannot do to live a generally healthy lifestyle. Really and truly, if it were easy, then everyone would be doing it. What we all need to remember is that, that lifestyle is totally different. It takes a totally different approach to one of everyday life. Countless hours of work, and dedication, discipline, and sacrifice. To live a healthy, fit lifestyle and MAINTAIN it is different and definitely possible.

In this series I’m going to share a few things that I think can help achieve a maintainable, fit and healthy lifestyle. A lot of these ideas will be to change the way you think about what it is you are trying the achieve.

 So here is part one… 

Part One: Forget about the short term

Now I’m not talking about totally forgetting about short-term goals, but I want you to think about your long-term progression.

Holidays, birthdays, weddings and other events are amazing! But, they come and go. Challenge yourself not to look at these as your goals. Look at these as apart of your life journey. Events where you feel happy with yourself and what you have achieved so far. How many times have you reached your goals and the following week been reminded that that goal is a distant memory? By changing your mind-set around your goals you can be happier and stronger in other everyday situations.

A Few Simple Tasks

  • Making time to do things is going to be key. So be disciplined and honest about what you can and can’t do.

  • Make better choices with everything in life from nutrition, and exercise to getting to know yourself.

  • Make being fit and healthy something that you just do rather than something you feel like you have to. I’m not saying be obsessive. Just let the simple changes it takes, become part of life.
  • Take small steps. Don’t rush into doing everything all at once. Try not to choose hardest version of an exercise in a class or the most intense session you’ve ever done. Listen to your body and challenge yourself.

Your mind set is one of the strongest things you have. Your head will always give up before your body does. It is up to you to learn when to listen. If there is something you really want in life you will do anything to get it. It you really want the fitness lifestyle you can definitely achieve it. 

I hope this post help you in some way and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

Keep an eye out for more parts, where I’ll look at even more tips to living a fitness lifestyle. If you have any questions, suggestions or just wanna say hi, don't forget to comment below.

Until next time.

Ash