If you admire the gym enthusiasts from afar and wish that you could be like that – you can! It’s a lot more simple than you would probably imagine! So here’s how fit people stay fit…
They Stay Active Outside of the Gym
You don’t just have to limit yourself to seeing them same four walls every day. You should be using every opportunity to go out and explore a new way of getting fit, and also keeping your mind stimulated.
They Don’t Take on New Diets
Fit people don’t go on liquid diets or no-carb diets – it would end up killing them! They just make healthy eating part of their lifestyle.
The most important thing to remember when staying fit and healthy is to listen to your body and give it what it needs. There is no way you would be able to work out every day if you weren’t eating any carbs or protein. You’d just faint from exhaustion, and that’s not living a healthy lifestyle.
They Don’t Always Eat Perfectly
It’s so important to give yourself a cheat meal every now and then. This is so you don’t go crazy and end up binge eating all the things you’ve been craving for the last three months. But not only that, our bodies need to eat bad things once in awhile, so it has to work harder to get rid of the fat.
If you just eat the same healthy food every day, your body will get comfortable in the routine and not work as hard. So treat yourself to that cookie you’ve been eyeing up. But don’t go overboard otherwise you’ll lose all that hard work you’ve been putting in.
They Enjoy the Workout
If you wake up dreading the day ahead of you because you know you have to work your legs today – you’re never going to want to keep up with it, and it’ll get you feeling low too, and we don’t want that.
It’s about finding what you like and what makes you happy. Not everyone likes the same things, so just because your friend says how brilliant her Zumba class was, doesn’t mean you’ll agree. Maybe you would prefer a good session on the cardio machines in the gym. So try a whole bunch of things until you find what works for you.
They Get a Lot of Sleep
One of the most important things to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle is sleep, and at least 7 hours of it! Sleep doesn’t just restore your energy after a hard day’s work; it helps to prepare your muscles and even regulates your metabolism meaning you can burn more and more fat.
They Put Their Health First
While many people allow things like social engagements and work to take over their life, fit people put exercise at the top of their priority list, which is why they look as good as they do.
It may be hard at first, and you will most likely be exhausted, but once you build up the habit, you’ll find it harder to do nothing, than to wake up early to fit your session in!
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.