Good morning beautiful people! I recently got asked to do a guest post over at Fitkit. Staying true to myself I decided to focus on the psychological aspects of staying healthy. If you’re in the mood to find some healthy recipes, workouts or tips (and I mean who isn’t?!) then head on over to the Fit Kit blog! There’s been some amazing bloggers featured on there already- so you’ll be spoiled for choice.
While you’re there why not try out their neat quiz that gives you vitamin and supplement recommendations based on your answers! How sweet is that- you’re getting personalised recommendations for nothing, and in no time! Or if you don’t have time to click through and check out my guest post here, or if you’re trying to look inconspicuous at work or wherever you are being sneaky then I’ll also share it below. Don’t say I never do anything for you!
Guest Post @ FitKit Blog
Okay so getting healthy isn’t too difficult right? Cut out the junk, stock up on fruit and vegetables, move a bit more and eat a bit less. If only it was that easy to stay healthy. See maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the hard part. It’s easy to become healthy for a day or two, but staying healthy for life? Well that’s a challenge. But don’t worry, I’m here to help. How may you ask? Oh well not with fad diets, unattainable goals or ludicrous exercise regimes; but with sustainable techniques that will ensure you continue to live out your healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life.
1. Set yourself goals and acknowledge the things you value in your life.
Make sure that these two things aren’t disconnected either- your goals whether they be fitness or food related must align with your life values. Remember being healthy isn’t a temporary diet- it’s a lifestyle!
2. Maintain moderation and balance.
3. Don’t be harsh on yourself.
Trust me, you cannot be perfect. Wait- you can’t be perfect for long, before everything will come crashing down on you. Miss a day at the gym? Don’t sweat it. Didn’t eat any vegetables today? You will live! It’s okay to enjoy a piece or (heaven forbid) 2 pieces of cake every once in a while. If you’re going to succeed at number 2, you need to realise number 3.
4. Change your thinking.
I am all for the psychological aspect of getting healthy, because if you don’t change your thinking and think healthy thoughts, then you’re actions won’t be healthy either. So much of staying healthy is in the mind.
5. Be realistic and make it sustainable.
Is it really realistic that you’ll be able to live the rest of your life sugar-free? Because that sure ain’t going to work for me! Set yourself goals (number 1) that are realistic. You probably won’t be able to run a marathon without training, but that 10k run is definitely something attainable if you put in the effort. Don’t set yourself up for failure with unrealistic expectations (striving for perfection), but instead make sustainable choices- that’ll you’ll be able to keep up for the rest of your (healthy) life.
Not what you were expecting? Were you waiting for the ‘do ten push ups on every ad break’ or ‘don’t eat bread’ mantras? Hate to burst your bubble but that’s not how you’re going to ‘stay’ healthy, at least not in the long run. I’m all about doing healthy things that make for healthy lifestyles for the rest of your life! And as the fabulous quote says-
I’m sure there’s plenty more fantastic tips to staying healthy, so if you’ve got them I’d love to hear them!
What’s your tip for STAYING healthy?
DAILY HEALTHY THOUGHT: I am going to find happiness in the simple things.