We all are focused on getting the most out of our health and fitness. Some are a little more focused than others. This weekend I had the chance to go to the Advocare Success School. As many of you know, we have been a part of Advocare as it is a nutritional company that focuses on health and finances. The thing that draws me to the company is their amazing leaders that teach and train people how to be better people.
One of the talks over the weekend is how to find a balance in your life and gave some great nuggets on what they called a Life Vision. As you all know, the Get You In Shape Program teaches how to make small changes in your everyday life and focus on well-balanced foods along with a mixture of fitness. The point is that we know that health and fitness is a lot like putting a puzzle or pie (healthy pie). We call it a “complete program” which includes nutrition (foundation), supplementation (filling in the voids in your nutritional gaps), resistance training, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and coaching (help or support group). You can also throw in chewing, getting a good night sleep each night, drinking enough water and other things to that puzzle or pie to make a complete health and fitness program. The key is that you find a balance in doing all the components together to help you achieve overall health and well-being. You do not go overboard in one area but try to balance all of the components together which will make the process of becoming healthier and achieving your goals easier (and a more enjoyable process).
We all want to live our lives to the fullest so I thought this tip of the week would be beneficial to everyone. The Trainer Tip this week is really more about finding a balance in your life. The talk really focused on 4 key areas in your life. One would be Spiritual/Emotional. The second would be Physical Health. The third is Professional/Financial/Contribution to Society. The forth one is Family/Relationships.
The whole talk was having goals in each area and keys to achieving those goals. Not only that but finding a balance in each 4 of them where one does not take up 100% of your time and energy.
This one page sheet make it easy to have some goals that you want to accomplish and also allow you to see if you are spending too much time in one of the four areas.
There is a main vision broken down into goals which are broken down into success keys. I will use the physical as an example:
Ultimate Vision: Keep fitness in perspective rather than letting it take control over my life. Have a body that not only looks healthy but is healthy.
1. Eat 5-6 healthy meals and take supplements daily
2. Sleep at least 7 hours per night
3. Make time to exercise by putting it in my daily calendar.
You can see how the success keys are the daily/weekly habits that lead to the goals which lead to the ultimate vision. You could break the keys out in detail instead of having 5-6 meals actually put down on paper what you are going to eat daily. Planning my week for when I will be working out and putting in my google calendar is one example I am doing to keep my 5 days a week of exercise. Those keys will bring me to my goals which will bring me to my ultimate vision.
In your spiritual life it may be reading 1 chapter or 10 pages per day in a book that teaches you more for instance.
We all have areas that we struggle in. This will help hold the mirror up to certain areas so we can work on them.