This week I’ve been talking to several of our clients about how we can help them and where they are getting stuck and I thought that it might be useful to share how I value my health and fitness goals, because maybe they will strike a chord with you too.
My values are all around simplicity and responsibility.
I like to help people like me who aren’t aspiring to be a fitness model or athlete. There are plenty of other organisations who can help people like that.
I like to help people like me who want to be healthy and well, but on a limited amount of time and as simply as possible.
I like to help people like me who initially feel they don’t know what to do to help themselves, but when they find a way that works for them are happy to stick with it as much as possible (85% of the time is a good guide) because they know it will keep them on the path they want.
If you only had to do 3 things to improve your health and well-being these are the three things I would encourage you to do first.
- Cook all foods from scratch. Eat whole, natural, fresh foods. This one thing will make a huge difference to your health, appetite control, energy and mood. Forget low-fat, high fat, high carb, low carb…just eat real food. You can tweak later.
- Get enough sleep. Being tired will always sabotage any chance of you wanting to stay away from quick foods and pick me ups that scupper all well laid plans.
- Drink more water. I know you know. But without question the clients who have great results and feel great all say, “I didn’t realise what an impact drinking more water would have until I did it”. Worth a try eh?
“But what about exercise?!”
Yes of course being active is important, but you’re much less likely to want to move and exert yourself regularly if these three things aren’t in place. Get these right first, then think about what you can do to move a bit more each day.
Have a go and let me know how you get on.