5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Health & Fitness Journey!
Nov 13, 2019
I Wish I Knew What I Know Now When I Started!
I could write an entire book on things I wish I knew when I started my health and fitness journey that would have saved me a TON of time, energy, money, and sanity!
Do you ever feel that way? Wouldn't it be nice to just have all the wisdom that you built up over the years right from the start?
Unfortunately that's just not how it works. But the good news is, there's always someone out there that has struggled through it that can help you learn quicker and avoid a lot of the wasted time and frustration.
I hope that I can be that for you, girl! I know how hard and discouraging it is to try so many different things and not find success.
That's why today I want to share the 5 things that I wish I knew when I started my health and fitness journey. These things are very SIMPLE but so IMPORTANT for long term success!
So please learn from my struggles! Put these into action and be CONSISTENT with them and I promise you will be on your way to better health!
So let's jump in...
5 Simple Tips I Wish I Knew When I Started my Health and Fitness Journey
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1. You won’t ‘finally’ be happy once you get your "dream body"
Happiness is something that comes from within. Having abs won't magically make you happy...believe me I speak from experience.
When I was in the best shape of my life and had what I thought was my dream body, was definitely not the happiest time of my life!
I was struggling with depression, anxiety, binge eating, and everything else pretty much.
It wasn't until I started actually focusing on my HEALTH and MINDSET that I started to feel the happiness come to life.
If your health and/or fitness program doesn’t include mindset work...you need to find a different program!
In my opinion you're wasting your time if you don't take a holistic approach and include healthy mindset practices. Your body may change temporarily but your mind will always slowly fade back to what is comfortable and routine.
2. Being at a ‘caloric deficit’ doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight
Our bodies are WAY more complex than just following a number of calories or macros.
Focus on WHAT (nutrients, vitamins, minerals) are going into your body rather than the number of fats proteins and carbs. Do this by eating more whole foods and less foods with a label on it!
3. You don’t have to kill your self at the gym doing hours of cardio
It can actually do more harm than good. Doing hours of intense cardio can cause more stress on your body that will result in a plateau in weight loss, low energy, and digestive issues.
Find a way to move that feels good for your body! Try a fitness class, practice yoga, lifting weights, playing sports. The important thing is to get your body moving in a way that you enjoy.
4. Eating healthy food is a blessing, not a punishment
Getting to fuel your body with the food God blessed us with is a way of loving, honoring, and respecting yourself and your body.
Create a more empowering statement around eating healthy. Instead of saying "I HAVE to eat healthy" turn that into "I GET to eat healthy". This small mindset shift can make all the difference.
5. You don’t have to do this alone
If you feel stuck, or a program isn’t working for you anymore, or you can’t seem to do this on your own - give yourself permission to get help.
It’s not weak, it’s smart! It will save you time, money, and your sanity!
If you feel stuck and want a plan in place for you to feel confident in reaching your goals
, I invite you to fill out my 1:1 coaching application here...Holistic Health Freedom Academy
We will talk about your specific goals and I will create you a customized plan to reach those goals!
If you have any specific questions before filling out the application I'd love to help you answer them. Just send me an email at [email protected]
Lots of love!
- Coach Britt -
***This page contains links to products that I am able to make a commission from. I only link to products that I personally use and enjoy or have researched. It is important to listen to your body when working out. If something is uncomfortable or difficult, use modifications that suit your needs. I am NOT a certified personal trainer or nutritionist. The content of this website is not written by a health care professional and is based solely on my own knowledge, research, and personal experience. I will not be held liable for any problems, injuries, or illnesses that might occur due to a change in your eating and fitness habits. Those who do not seek council from the appropriate health care professional assume the liability of any injury that may occur. Nothing on this website will replace the professional advice of your own private doctor. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting any fitness program to determine if it is right for you. If you experience any pain or difficulty when exercising, stop and consult your health care provider.***
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