6 Simple Rules to Staying Fit

11 Apr

I came across a great article today about a gal who lost 150 pounds following these 6 simple rules. She lost that weight in 18 months as well. We can all take from this. I am adding my input here, link to the article at the bottom.

  1. Drink a lot of water every day. Sixteen 8 ounce glasses equal a gallon and drink that throughout the day. I keep a glass of water beside me all day long and sip on ice cold water all day. Your body is 75% water, replace it regularly.
  2. Keep it simple. Eat clean and keep it simple. I eat a lot of tuna, eggs, protein shakes, whole grains, and fresh fruits and  vegetables.
  3. Never count calories, food is fuel. I had a client text me today, she said, “My eating has been horrible again. Wish I could give up food totally!” Yes she did! Oh my, poor gal!! I hope I changed her thinking with my reply. I said, “Oh no! Food is fuel. Change the way you look at food and the food you fuel yourself with will change.” This is pretty profound if you really think about it.
  4. Prepping meals every week. Sunday, or the very first day of your week is the most important of all. Success is made on Sundays, I say. Prep all your meals for the week on Sunday. While you are at it plan your workouts as well. Oh wait, that’s next……read on……
  5. Stick to a schedule. Go to the gym whether you feel like it or not. Currently I hit the gym 5 days a week, 2 days (of the 7) are rest work. This is the program I am on. You can’t skip days, even if you feel like it. I run the O-Zone at OCuSOFT and I have folks come through the door when they do not want to. They always feel better once they get through. As I always say, “Hate me now, love me later.” As a trainer that is how it goes because I push ’em  hard but they love me later when the successes start stacking up.
  6. Consistently track progress. Take pictures and keep a journal. I do! I have been consistently training  on a 4-5 day a week basis since October. I am looking forward to my 1 year anniversary. I also keep track of my workouts in my Erin Condren planner. Being a certified personal trainer I know that I may hit a plateau if I don’t change it up every 6-8 weeks. I am close on my weight goal but I am no where near to what I want to accomplish in my body fat percentage/muscle mass.

Read about this success story here. I took the gal’s 6 rules but only gave my input. Click to read her story and see  her details. Every little tidbit helps and her story is very inspirational.

Have a healthy day! Kathie

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