Sometimes the greatest way to get healthier and change your fitness levels is to copy those of inspiring and motivated people around you. Being a fitness pro isn’t necessary; it’s often the average person who used commitment and positivity to push towards achieving a fitness goal that completely changed his or her life. Thus, looking at habits of people who got fit and changed their lives can be just the dose of motivation that we need to propel ourselves forward and fight for greater fitness and well being.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients on creating SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based) goals that fit well in their schedules in order to develop healthy patterns that can be maintained long-term. Such examples include: setting in exercise appointments and training sessions, allowing for 15 minutes of meditation or yoga to unwind at night or boost alertness in the a.m., planning grocery store trips and meal prep during the week, and setting alarms to remind oneself to get ready for bedtime. By establishing a regular schedule that encompasses these healthy habits that promote fitness and wellness, you’ll be more able to stick with the commitments and find success. Look for these 13 habits of people who got fit and made a momentous life change in order to improve well being and happiness.