Whether you’re currently following a fitness regimen or you’re looking for a new workout program and possibly even nutrition guidelines to embrace, you need to ask yourself an important question:
“Will I still be able to do this one month, six months, and a year from now?”
If your answer isn’t a definitive Yes, then it’s likely time you adopt a new approach or move on to the next possible solution.
- Don’t revolve your life around a routine – rather adopt a routine that fits your lifestyle and preferences
- Don’t try to follow a four-day-per-week workout routine when you know that more than three weekly gym visits isn’t practical
- Don’t follow a rapid fat loss diet when you know dang well that any fat you lose will get put back on (likely with interest) once you abandon the demanding regimen in the near future
Sustainable habits is where the magic happens.
- Remember that working out and eating well should enhance and improve your quality of life, not dominate it
- Do follow a workout plan that fits your lifestyle (know you can only work out three times per week? Then follow a three-day-per-week program)
- Do choose simple nutrition guidelines that are flexible and can be tailored to your preferences (guidelines trump diets)
When you do those things, then you are embracing and living the lift like a girl manifesto.
So now it’s your turn to answer the question:
The workout program or diet you’re currently following — Can you see yourself being able to do this several months from now? A year from now?
If the answer is Yes, then keep on going. If the answer was No, however, make a change. Now.
You can check out these six sane and simple guidelines to get you going in the right direction.
Make whatever changes necessary until you can answer the one-question test with a resounding Yes! and then you’ll be on the fast track to achieving results you can maintain long-term.