In today’s world health and fitness are becoming a bigger priority – in people’s personal lives and on social media. But it’s hard to eat right, work out, and stay on track. So I’ve gathered some tips from friend on social media, and maybe you’ll be able to find a piece of advice that helps you on your fitness and health journey.
1. Things become easier once you’ve made them into a routine, it takes about a month to make something a routine so don’t give up easily and keep going. — from me, @roseonthecoasthfx 😊
2. If you aren’t feeling like exercising, commit to just 5 minutes (walking, yoga, even just light stretching) and chances are that once those 5 minutes are up, you’ll be feeling up to going for longer! And even if you only finish the 5 minutes, it’s still 5 minutes spent moving instead of watching Netflix on the couch. —@courtmacneil
3. Enjoy whatever you are doing activity wise. There is a fine line – having a plan in helpful, especially if you have specific goals you want to achieve, but you also have to be mindful of when things are becoming too strict. If you are dreading going to the gym or going on that 15K run, then you’re doing something wrong and need to re-evaluate. — @liveroni
4. Make sure to drink your protein shakes! — @kavanagh22
5. We are a reflection of the 5 people we spend the most time around/with. So make sure to only follow people on social media that make you feel good about yourself not shitty. — @nicolethibeault_fit
6. You’ve just just got to schedule stuff in, have a plan and start small. — @champagnesima
7. Start compromising on the small stuff. For example: have the salad instead of fries, soda water instead of actual soda, walk instead of cab or bus, and after a while it won’t feel like compromising. You don’t have to go from 0-100 all in one go. Go from 0-5, then 10, then 20. Be patient. It takes time. This website explains it really well! — from me, @roseonthecoasthfx 😊
8. I use 30 Day Fit, it’s great if you’re just getting started into exercising, but isn’t super easy/lazy workouts. It’s great for people who can’t or don’t go to a gym because everything can be done at home or on the go really. My other tip is to stretch for your cooldown. Nothing worse than stretching before a workout and then not stretching afterwards. — @trytosingwothming
9. Savasanna for a full moksha class 💁🏼♂️ helps fight off cold/flu symptoms super fast🧘🏼♂️ — @drakelogan21
10. Use MyFitnessPal religiously, calculate your macros, don’t assume that what you’re eating is healthy, cardio sucks but you gotta do it no matter what – even if it’s walking on the treadmill on an incline, going for a walk outside, etc. — @rachelbutler.fit
11. If your nutrition isn’t in check, no matter how hard you work out, you won’t get the goals you desire. When people say abs are made in the kitchen it’s because 80% of results come from nutrition. Being in a calorie deficit to lose weight or opposite. Control your portions to maintain both intake and maximize benefits of different food categories!!! — @_kvandriel_
From all of us, we wish you the best of luck on your fitness and health journey and don’t give up! Keep going because one day you’ll look back and see it was all worth it.