Why is that some people seem to effortlessly appear to be fit and healthy while others don’t? Why do some people make efforts only to find that it ‘doesn’t work for them’? I have learned there is a ‘habit profile’ for the healthy and fit.
Without a desire to get fit and feel good, nothing much happens. Desires take us beyond a ‘should,’ which doesn’t take us anywhere. Desire gets us started and sustains us!
Your community impacts your health more than your genetics. “Birds of a feather do flock together!” Surround yourself with people who will encourage you instead of sabotaging you. Discover workout partners and healthy food-partners and have some fun!
I’ve watched people be ‘perfect’ with their habits and not see results and I’ve seen people be more relaxed and just know it will work. That reflects ‘belief’. The more you focus on something the ‘bigger’ it gets. Focus and belief go hand in hand. If you believe you will do well, you will. If you believe it can’t work for you, it won’t.
How many of us know 5 servings of vegetables and fruits are good for us? How many of us eat them each day? That isn’t a knowledge deficiency; it is a lack of desire, community and belief. Address the top three, then look for the knowledge that will support you creating the fitness and health that matters to you.
Highly fit people prepare and plan. The excuses of “the traffic was bad” or “there was nothing healthy to eat” are just excuses for a lack of preparation. Plan for the unexpected because what you are creating matters to you!
Highly fit and healthy people don’t have extra time; they use the time they have wisely. They choose activity with friends instead of drinking and being couch potatoes. They play with their kids and they walk at the end of the day.
If your health and fitness matters, you will find a way to make it happen. Get clear on your desire. Develop a community of friends to support you, believe you can and then put a game in place. It isn’t about being perfect, it is about baby steps and moving forward. Lifestyle for Health is committed to creating the community and the resources to make fitness and health a reality for you!
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