MAN IS NOTHING ELSE BUT WHAT HE MAKES OF HIMSELF - Jean Paul Satre
The way you look and feel is a side effect of how you live your life.
For many people, it's easy to review whether you need to change directions in life or not.
Simply look in the mirror and ask, “am I happy with the way my body looks?”
Or, “am I living as my best self?”
This will give easy (if quite painful!) indicators of whether or not a new life strategy is needed.
It’s not enough to simply try to “eat better” or “stop eating crap”
You’ve tried that and it didn’t work!
In my experience, when somebody improves all areas of their life, it’s much easier to eat right, train hard, sleep well and feel great.
When all those areas click into place, the body tends to look pretty damn good.
So don’t you want to feel alert, happy, do away with bloating, be productive at work, sleep all night and know you’re in absolutely brilliant physical and mental health? Here’s a few tips to make a shift towards that better life...
We have found two methods give noticeable stress reducing effects for most of our clients.
Firstly take 30 mins to yourself each morning, wake up earlier, and read, meditate, stretch, go for a walk, basically do something for yourself.
Second, every evening take a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm all the things that are on your mind, to-dos, worries, goals, anything and everything must go down.
Then from this make a to-do list of 3-5 things to achieve tomorrow, then go to bed with a clear mind.
Rather than walk into the death trap of fast food on your lunch break, or when travelling, take the same foods with you every time.
Or have a set list of things you will order/eat, then commit to sticking to it.
Making constant choices leads to decision fatigue and you are more likely to be enticed by social pressures, marketing techniques and your own body craving high sugar/high fat foods.
Introduce convenient healthy choices too, keep lots of healthy snacks and a packed lunch.
You want to surround yourself with foods that are easier to eat than walking to the local chippy, you’re lazy, play to that!
Cheat meals once per week - pretty simple advice, but try to link these with social events, oh, and eat a little less in your other meals on this day to ‘save’ up some calories for it.
Gluten free and dairy free
Going gluten/dairy free in all your meals, or choosing food alternatives (vegan chocolate etc.) are great for gut health, which means you’ll feel better, thus more likely to stick to a healthy diet (and live longer).
Finally, and the ‘biggie’ you must take responsibility for your own health, be conscious of your behaviour and be prepared to eat like this for the rest of your life.
This is done by making a plan. If you don’t make a plan, realise you have CHOSEN NOT TO MAKE A PLAN. You are responsible whether you like it or not.
Don’t try to fix everything at once, just make better choices than you did yesterday.
Another Satre quote to finish :-)
IT IS ONLY IN OUR DECISIONS THAT WE ARE IMPORTANT - Jean Paul Satre
Raw Strength Gym, Warrington
PS - if you want help, we have a 6 week program called RISE.
You get teamwork, support, advice and a solid direction for your life so that you can feel good, look better and live a life of purpose.
Click here to find out more: http://rawstrength.co.uk/built/