- February. 15 2018
I find that with the new year I always reflect on life; what have I been doing well? What can I improve on? What have I learned? I’ve created a list of items that I’ve learned throughout the years that, I hope, will help you live well in the years to come. Everybody wants to be happy, feel good, and love life. Follow these tips and I guarantee you’ll be on the road to a life you will love.
The cleaner you eat, the better you’re going to feel… and never, ever skip meals. Think of your metabolism as a fire; if you throw a big log on the fire, it’s just going to smolder. But, if you continually throw on kindling, your fire is going to roar. Your metabolism works the exact same way. Feed yourself small meals throughout the day and you’re going to burn major calories.
Our body does most of its recovery during sleep. The shorter you sleep, the less recovery you’ll get, and the worse you’re going to feel.
Take a high quality multivitamin, fish oil, and vitamin C every day.
…lift weights, run, dance, hike…
Learn from it, let it go, and move on.
Make sure they’re measurable and that you check in periodically to make sure your progress is on track. Goals create direction, motivation, and purpose.
Do what you love as often as possible.
People you love, make you feel good, and support your dreams.
Not only will this make them feel good, but it makes you feel great!
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. And there is almost no better feeling than throwing up a weight you weren’t able to lift 2 weeks ago.
There’s only one you – own it, love it, and let yourself shine!
As they say at Live Well 360, fitness should be something you GET to do, rather than something you HAVE to do. Find activities you enjoy and make you feel good, and then do them!
If something doesn’t bring anything positive to your life, it doesn’t deserve your time.
I’m too fat. I’ll never look like him/her. I’m not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. I’ll never be able to lift that much weight, run that fast, be that athletic…. It all ends here. The more time you spend in the negative, the worse it gets, and the longer it takes to climb out of.
You’d never talk about your friends that way, or allow someone else to, so why on earth would you talk to yourself that way?! You should always be your #1 fan!
Take vacations and don’t work too much. At the end of this life you’ll never say, “I wish I had spent more time at the office”.
Gauging your progress purely by the number you see on the scale is not only incorrect, but it can take you to a VERY negative place. As soon as you change your mindset and put your energy into lifting heavier and performing better, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to eat clean and avoid the junk, you’ll see jaw-dropping changes in your body, and you’re going to feel fantastic!
I genuinely hope that you will take these points and run with them. There is no dress rehearsal for life; this is our one shot to make it a great one, so why not start today?