Finally I found a resolution for the new year that focuses on the gym and it is worth doing. And here, along with 10 proven by the client ways to reach health and fitness goals this year.
If you read this, it means you have survived the holidays.
It is the most wonderful (crazy, stressful, terrible, magic) season of the year.
You Know the Drill: Kids and games everywhere. Invasion of the law. And get this: My 6-year-old daughter and I found the reindeer songs in the yard in the morning of Christmas again this year, ha!
In the midst of all madness – in fact, because of madness – my wife and I decided to break tradition and actually I make, I make The New Year's resolutions of this year.
It's usually not something we'd do.
In fact, it's not something we usually recommend you do. Especially if your resolutions typically involve detoxification or juice cleaning, or chase an unrealistic level of elasticity.
Statistics on New Year's resolutions – especially gyms – are wild. Packed gyms on January 2 are ghost towns on March 2.
I thought that the other day while I was driving home from a family run (and trying to keep Kid # 1 from punching Kid # 2).
In Precision Nutrition, we often use the phrase:
"Gym in the context of a real human life …"
What does "real life" mean?
It means this:
- All four children are sick (at the same time), so you get almost no sleep …
- Your mother-in-law goes through cancer and you go every day …
- It's Christmas / Thanksgiving / Easter / Diwali / Eid or the long weekend …
- Because of the holidays, you have a short deadline at work …
- When you stress that your lower back is working …
- And just as you're about to start out for the blessed 30-minute workout that you look in front of you all day, your dog falls with a diarrhea on the living room mat.
This, my friends, is capable of a real human life.
Well, is it that most gymnastic resolutions fail?
If you think about it, most health and fitness plans live outside of a real life:
"Follows a 30 days follow-up diet … and a new hardcore DVD workout …"
"Why not make a fitness match in April … and a triathlon in August …"
"It's time to go all-in … it's the only way to win!"
Except that it is not. Because all or nothing we think rarely gets you all. He usually gets you nothing.
This diet plan, or DVD training, or a size-fit-all training program you have drawn from Triathlon the magazine has never been built to accommodate sick children or to treat cancer or for a couple of weeks of your partner.
However, when the irrational idea that you they have to make everything perfect it takes a hand, it is very difficult to move loose.
Sure, we can play make-believe. We can imagine a life where everything is peaceful, calm and totally in control of us all the time. But this is a sure recipe for failure.
Real human lives are dirty and complex. Real human lives are unpredictable.
When we learn to accept it, they can also be dynamic and fascinating. They can push us to grow up.
Therefore, the resolution of this year.
With 4 children, aging parents, active social life and prosperous businesses – my wife and I really did this New Year's resolutions this year.
As always, we plan to continue to prioritize our health, build strength and fitness, and perhaps even keep our abdomen.
But this year we will do it with flexibility and sincerity within it us real human lives.
Our children will be kneaded, confused and relaxed. Our time will be limited. And we'll miss the last call in the gym because of the dog.
However, this year we will plan for all of this in advance.
After we cleaned the poo, we could work in the same living room. Without weights or machines, we might jump like maniacs so we can move our bodies while watching the kids.
Or maybe we'll get stuck eating an unpleasant hospital dish. If so, we will make the best possible choice in the range of choices. And then do push-ups and air squats at the café, or walk rounds around the center of the cancer.
And in these rare days we do not have to deal with emergency needs?
Perhaps we will relax our control-freak souls with a luxurious, 2 hours, relaxed, well-rounded workout. Or a weekend cooking healthy food in preparation before a busy week. (Although no one is required.)
It's not easy. But at least we have a plan.
You know, that's what made me think …
How do our customers do?
I manage a nutrition and fitness company, so when I'm going to calculate health and fitness in real life, I'm sitting in a virtual gold pot.
Clients go through the coaching program for a year and with the help of our special coaches clarify: How to make health and fitness goals a reality, even when the chaos of life continues.
So I decided to ask them what new strategies they have developed to make everyone work – diet + healthy children + working time … all of this.
They responded with dozens of great tips for healthy living in real life. Here are some of the most common (and terrible) what we heard.
1. Check in with yourself every morning.
"I start my day with reading the Coaching Nutrition Precision course, it's basically my first thing every morning." By making the program work when I wake up, I remember that when I'm healthy and happy, I have more to give the world. "
2. Eat protein at breakfast.
"I include protein in every breakfast My favorite: breakfast meatballs Turkey + chopped vegetables (courgettes, carrot, celery and onion), oats, white eggs and spices in balls and cooked in advance.
3. Bring a meal that you are excited to eat.
"I bring a lunch that is a simple salad with (quality) protein meal. Adding a few additives like seeds and nuts to my salad with avocado does something I look forward to eating instead of the residue I would rather leave behind others come. "
4. Preparation meals.
"PREPARATION This was huge for me I come home late and often I'm rushed to get food inside me Now I only get everything I've already cut or cooked in advance and put it in a pot It's much less" -y "state, which carries in the food … so I eat slowly and do not inhale the food right over my spot.
5. Eat at the table.
"In the past, I ate dinner in a hurry, then ran to the next activity (football, training, etc.). I make a conscious effort to sit down and slowly eat the meal, so I can really remember the tasting and get it enjoy. "
6. Exercise every time, wherever possible.
"I have never chosen the nearest parking point, so I can take a little more walk, and during the school day (I'm a teacher), I walk as much as possible around my class as the students work and around from the building. "
7. Target for "a little better" instead of "perfect".
"It's not perfect, it's a gradual and continuous improvement. I really went to myself if I ate unhealthy or I missed some workout and felt like I had failed. Now I feel I have done a great job and I can do it better tomorrow and next week. "
8. Get all kinds of support.
"I use a meal service for healthy meals, which is a pre-portion. I'm transferring an hour in any way to / from work and I work for a long time as a lawyer, so the ingredients there with recipes have helped a lot."
9. Get accountability.
"My coach is getting consistent and PN lessons remind me to move around daily and to claim the day for myself. By doing these things before I go to work, you keep me focused. It reminds me this is my life and my choices can confirm life at all times. "
10. Reappear the next morning.
"Show each day and do what you can on that day, do not jump ahead, it's not a race, it's not a diet, it's your life."
What could look like "real life analysis"?
My husband and I have no clue what life will bring us this coming year.
But we are determined to do what we can, when we can, with what we have. Day comes day comes out.
I hope you too.
With the New Year around the corner, it's an interesting time to make (or renew) your commitment to health and fitness.
Why not do this while looking at its frame your unique, interesting and (no doubt) provocative life?
What to do next
1. Consider health and fitness goals for next year.
What does a renewed commitment to health and fitness mean for you – within your own unique, exciting and challenging life?
How could you try to make things "a little better" this year instead of "perfect or nothing"?
2. Celebrate your achievements over the past year.
Even if there is much you want to change, think again and call at least two or three things that you did well this past year.
Give yourself a beating on the back for any and all signs of progress, no matter how small.
3. Plan to go wrong.
What challenges do you expect to affect the progress you want to make?
Think now these barricades. Consider some adjustments and solutions in advance.
Accepting dirty "real life" material will be the key to your success.
4. Start small.
What is a small thing you could do today to help you prepare for success this year?
You might be exploring a healthy meal delivery service for busy weeks, downloading a relaxing meditation podcast, or booking a daytime care one evening a week.
Take a little action now, and you will be on your way.
5. Get inspiration from PN customers.
Do any of these strategies? Select one and give a shot.
If you usually eat dinner on the go, try to sit for a meal at the table. If you want accountability, find someone to check in.
Remember, you do not have to make it "perfect". Not now, not ever.
All you have to do is make an effort and keep appearing every day.
Want help getting your healthier, stronger, strongest version?
Most people I know that regular movement, good consumption, sleep and stress management are important for appearance and better sensation. However, they need help applying this knowledge in their busy, sometimes stressful life.
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