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How Fitness Changed My Life: 3 Simple Tips to Get Started

fitness Sep 19, 2022

Back in 2015, I was struggling with my health and fitness. I wasn't happy with my weight, I didn't have any energy, and I just didn't feel good about myself. But then I decided to make a change.

I adopted a growth mindset, developed better meal planning habits, and started a consistent movement routine. And guess what? My life completely changed. Here's how you can do the same.


Tip 1: Adopt a Growth Mindset

Adopting a growth mindset is the first step to improving your health and fitness. What does that mean, exactly? A growth mindset believes you can improve and grow with effort and time. It's the opposite of a fixed mindset, which is the belief that your abilities are set in stone and cannot be changed.

Adopting a growth mindset was one of the most important things I did on my journey to better health and fitness. Why? Because it allowed me to believe that change was possible. Every time I failed or made a mistake, I didn't beat myself up because I knew that it was just part of the process of learning and growing. And slowly but surely, I started seeing results.

If you're struggling with your health and fitness, do you have a fixed or growth mindset? If it's the former, try to switch to a growth mindset by reminding yourself that you can improve with time and effort. Trust me, it makes all the difference.


Tip 2: Develop Better Meal Planning Habits

Another significant change I made was developing better meal planning habits. Before, I would wing it when it came to meals and eat whatever was easy or convenient (read: unhealthy). But once I decided to get serious about my health, I started meal planning consistently.

Now Friday evenings, I sit down with my journal and map out what I will eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for the week ahead. This saves me time during the week (I'm not standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to make), but it also helps me eat healthier because I'm less likely to make impulse purchases at the grocery store.

If you find yourself winging your meals more often than you'd like, try meal planning to reset your habits. It might take some getting used to, but it's worth it!


Tip 3: Starting a Consistent Movement Routine

I used to be the type who would make excuses for why I couldn't work out. I was too busy and tired and didn't have the time to do it. That all changed when I realized my health was suffering from my sedentary lifestyle.

Thus, I started focusing on finding a form of exercise I enjoyed and could stick with long-term. For me, that ended up being strength training and HIIT workouts. Finding a routine that worked for me took some trial and error, but there was no turning back once I did.

Consistently working out has improved my energy levels, mood, sleep quality, and overall sense of well-being. When you find the proper workout, I know it will do the same for you!


A Word From Tomesha

Making small changes in your life can significantly impact your health and fitness. If you're struggling in this area, adopting a growth mindset, developing better meal planning habits, or starting a consistent movement routine is a great place to start. So, which will you start with? Let me know below!


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