21 Apr Remember What’s Important
I’m so proud of all our Transformers family! You have been setting goals in which you are meeting or exceeding and that’s great! Kudos! Continue to set goals and work hard to reach them. While on your fitness journey I want you to keep in mind what is really important. Most people are motivated by a certain look, number on the scale, or dress size, all of which are good things to strive for, but what does it matter if we are not healthy, happy, and whole.
Your main concern when it comes to anything should be your health! You can’t enjoy the other benefits if you are sick or weak. Eat well balanced and clean. You should never cut out whole food groups. So many people cut out carbs or fats in order to achieve a particular look, but you need them for your organs to function properly, for energy, and for hormonal balance. Drink more water, you need it for your organs to function properly, to flush your body, and to replenish the fluids you lose through out your daily activities. Stop with the crazy supplements! A lot of these supplement while making you leaner, are horrible for your health and may cause a sluggish metabolism when you try to stop taking them, which in turn will make you gain more weight! Be more active. This can include walking your dog, playing with your children, playing a sport, doing yard work, or even just parking father away. I’m a big fan of wearing a pedometer to track your steps, try to get 10,000 steps in a day.
Be happy! Love hard, be successful, and make your family a priority! Don’t get so obsessed with reaching a goal (whether it be fitness or professional) that you sacrifice valuable time with your loved ones. Yes, it is important to grow and become better in every area of your life, but find a balance. I have two little boys and for years I was working between 50 and 60 hours a week. I missed out on so much valuable time with my children and I can’t get that time back. I had to learn to “budget” my time and make my family a priority. This was the most valuable decision I ever made. My children are so happy that I chose to put them before my career and so am I! Our quality of life has significantly increased and God has enlightened me on how to work smarter not harder.
Get your family and friends involved. Go to the gym for a date with you significant other, having them as your workout partner creates an incredible bond. Play sports with your family and friends. When you have family get togethers or outings with your friends, instead of it being centered around eating, do something active.
Know what’s important to you and make it a priority. Take care of your body from the inside out. Find balance in your life. Continue you grow in every area of your life. Set goals, involve the ones you love, enjoy the journey, and continue to get great results.