If you take a survey of people who consistently stay fit and healthy you will see A LOT of similarities. Whether you’re already fit or you’re trying to get there, this list of 10 habits of fit people with either spark some new ideas to add to your own list or motivate you to stay on track.
1.) Prepared – Whether they are packing their clothes to hit the gym after work or looking at the menu of the restaurant before hand, all fit people prepare for success. They plan their days out and think ahead.
2.) Meal Prep – You don’t necessarily have to be like the people on instagram that prep EVERY single meal (it would help), but you do have to have a general idea of what your going to eat for most of the week. This includes snacks.
3.) Time for Yourself – Being fit and healthy isn’t just about looks. Taking time out of your day that’s only for you is the one of the most important things you can do for your daily health. It could be your workout routine, your tanning session, meditation, or even just a quiet break in your car before you return home to screaming kids. Take the time to refocus and have some solitude for yourself.
4.) SLEEP – It seems simple right!? It is one of the hardest things to get my clients to do consistently. Get quality sleep that lasts 6 – 8 hours minimum. Not only does this allow you to have enough energy, it also helps keep sickness away, and it aids in fat reduction.
5.) Track your fitness – This could pertain to your food, your workout, or both! You don’t have to be that crazy muscle head at the gym walking around with a binder. However, logging your workouts and the weights you use helps you gauge progress and helps you improve. This could also be auto tracked by a device such as the fitbit, moove, or jawbone devices.
6.) Visual Goals – Write down what you want from life. Then place this somewhere where you see it daily. It can be anything from better abs, to your goal weight, a new job, a new love OR all of the above! Transforming your idea in to a written statement alters your perception and helps you to give focus and energy to the things you want and need in your life.
7.) Mix it up – The super fit and healthy don’t do the same routine day after day. Mixing up your exercises keeps your body guessing with a philosophy known as muscle confusion. It also keeps the body changing to avoid hitting plateaus.
8.) Drop the Nightly Drinking – Having a drink every night isn’t really necessary. It’s considered empty calories and those calories more readily turn to fat. Getting rid of the nightly drinking will save you calories and allow you to rest more soundly when your sleeping.
9.) Make Your Workout FIT in Your Day – If you don’t have time to drive to the gym to do your routine, fit it in at home! Your schedule won’t always be the way you’d like. Have enough flexibility in your routine to accommodate a home workout as well. Here’s one of our favorite home workout routines.
10.) Don’t Focus on Perfection – NO ONE is perfect. I have seen perfection ruin more diet and exercise routines then anything else. If you fall off the wagon, get back on. If you couldn’t go to the gym last week, forget about that week and get back in there! The super fit, take it on the chin and keep moving forward. Don’t let the past mess you up, focus on the future, with and without any mistakes.
Hopefully, these fitness tips gave you some insight into common habits of fit people. If you’re doing some but not all of them, try adding at least 1 -2 more per month. These small fitness habits add up and help you change from the inside out!