Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Fitness is a Process You Achieve One Day at a Time

Believing anything happens quickly is not realistic. Fitness is a process of small changes creating large results over time. There is no magic wand for instant weight loss or muscle gain. 
You may want that, but not how it works. Quick fix thoughts only set you up for frustration and failure.

One Day at a Time

Fitness is achieved one day at a time. Biceps don't suddenly appear after your first day in the gym. What does happen with regular exercise is progress. The muscle will show up but give it time to work, grow, and build. It's like a fine wine or great simmering stew. The journey will be rewarding but patience is required.

Fad Fitness

One of the worst things you could do is start a fad diet or take unregulated fat-burning supplements thinking this is the answer. Read the small print on any of these pseudo-fitness products. "Best results when accompanied with a healthy diet and exercise program" is what you'll find.

All that needs to happen is to follow the small print which is the best advice on those bottles. In fact, any results achieved come from implementing a healthy nutrition plan and exercise. You're the one doing the work, not what's in those bottles.

Healthy Lifestyle

Fitness done daily will take time and effort but the lifelong results are the reward. A healthy lifestyle is a journey and not a destination. There's no need to feel rushed or stressed about getting fit. It's really a simple process often over-complicated. Find healthy foods and exercise you enjoy to stay motivated and keep you coming back for more.

Avoid jumping ahead in your mind to what you want now - focus on today. What are you doing today to reach your fitness goals? Did you exercise, eat healthily, and get plenty of rest? Awesome! Celebrate your daily achievements. Write them down if it helps. Stay positive even when things aren't showing up as fast as you think they should.

Health is Personal

We're all different in how our bodies respond to change. Comparing yourself to friends or people you see at the gym is the thief of joy. You're not here to be or look like someone else. Your job is to become your best healthy self through daily choices. Who cares if your friend lost 5lbs and you didn't reach that mark. Fitness is not about who is faster at achieving results.

The goal is to get fit and love yourself through the process. The days are going to pass anyway so focus on adopting a healthy lifestyle the right way. Today is what we have, tomorrow isn't promised and yesterday is gone. Be in the now with your fitness and you'll get there one day at a time.

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  1. Awesome advice on how to stay positive while you are working out trying to reach your goal body image. Thanks for the share!

    1. Thanks, Mia for your post and also enjoying the content. Be well and Stay Healthy ~ Darla

  2. been going back to the gym for over a year now, and using a trainer. I somehow thought I would be farther along in building muscle, loosing weight. Some of it my fault, sugar addition and loving to bake. I am loosing steam to keep doing this when I see so many ladies at the gym who have great tone, flexibility and muscle. This is a good reminder, one day at a time, this is not a fad. it is a lifestyle change. I am now 54 and when I look back a year I have come a long way.

    1. Hi Sherry,

      Love your candid share and positive mindset of self-recognition with your health and fitness achievements. Keep up the healthy changes and lifestyle. Thanks for reading, be well and Stay Healthy!


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