Coppell Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Weight Loss and Fitness Tip of the Week – Choices: Living a Healthy Life is a Choice
Dallas area Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Weight Loss and Fitness Tip of the Week – Choices: Living a Healthy Life is a Choice
Do you ever do something “just out of habit?” For example, when you’re thirsty, do you grab a coke or some other sugary drink “out of habit?” Or when you want a snack, do you grab a handful of chips or a cookie, “out of habit?” Habits form because of the choices we make. If we consistently make bad choices concerning our health, whether done consciously or subconsciously, they can sabotage our ability to live a healthy life.
Think about it… everything you do, every single moment, you have a choice. Sometimes there are big choices in life, such as, “Should I look for a new job that will make me feel more fulfilled or just stay in my current job where I feel secure yet unchallenged?” Other times there are very small choices, such as, “Should I read the paper or catch up on email?” Regardless of the moment, the choices you make throughout your day and life build on each other and define who you are.
Someone much wiser than me once said, “There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it’s easy.”
Taking the path that is harder on you emotionally, mentally, or physically will more times than not reap much bigger rewards than the easy path. Regularly making those tough choices is the only way you can change bad habits into good habits and is essential for living a healthy life. Although this may be a frustrating and daunting task, the good news is that it is all within your control. Remember, when it comes to your health, nobody but you can completely know what to choose.
When you started the GetYouInShape program, you received a copy of “Lifestyle Habits to Change.” This would have either been on at the Coppell or Dallas Boot Camp Orientation or in your first few emails. Whether you have just started the program or whether you have been doing it for some time, go back to that document and review it to see if you can improve any of your habits. It contains a number of lifestyle habits that if you have them, you will have a better chance of reaching your overall goal and increases your ability to maintain your goal tenfold.
Start small. Pick one or two habits to work on and determine what choices you will be confronted by with your current habits and then decide what positive, healthy choices you will need to make in order to change your behavior and ultimately create new healthy habits.
I recognize that turning everyday choices into healthy habits isn’t done overnight. So make sure you have defined what success means for you — big and small. Consider what it means to be successful, this minute, this hour, and this day. Then recognize your moments of success. Resisted candy – success! Did cardio for 30 minutes – success! Drink water instead of Coke this week – success! Every time you make the right choice, it leads to another success and nothing breeds more success than success.
Along your journey to a healthier you, you are going to encounter A LOT of choices. I have included a few inspirational quotes below that might help you with your journey. Copy and display them where they can serve as a helpful reminder that choices are all within YOUR control and that only YOU can make good choices to take control of and create a healthy lifestyle.
“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” Robert F. Bennett
“Tough Times never last, but tough people do.” Rober Schuller
Written by: Julie McCan, CPT Julie is on the www.GetYouInShape.com team of personal trainers. Get You In Shape has is a Fitness Company in the Dallas, TX area. Coppell boot camps, Dallas boot camps, Private Personal Training, 40 Day Challenge, weight loss, sports performance and nutrition are the main services of Get You In Shape. Get You in Shape serves the Dallas, Coppell, Irving, Valley Ranch, Carrollton, Highland Park, Flower Mound, Southlake, Grapevine, Plano, Frisco, and other Dallas areas.