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THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO IF YOU WANT TO GET FIT

THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO IF YOU WANT TO GET FIT

I'm so excited to see that these days many people are on a journey to become healthier and fitter. The fitness industry is booming with programs, ideas, television shows and campaigns with hopes of helping people do just that. I think it is great that our society is finally starting to recognize the poor health and fitness epidemic that we are facing.

I want to encourage everyone to get on program and become healthier and more fit. If you are visiting my site it is probably because you are on your own journey to become healthier + happier, thank you so much for letting me help! Today I want to address a few things you should not do if you want to get fit.

3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO IF YOU WANT GET FIT
3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO IF YOU WANT GET FIT

+ You should not follow a program because everyone else is.

I know that with all of the T.V. infomercials showing amazing fitness program results, and with the dramatic #TransformationTuesday posts on Instagram it may be tempting to try every new program you see. I am all for trying new things and new fitness programs.

However with that, I know the fitness industry and I also know that everyone is different. Just because Suzy Q lost 20 pounds and 50 inches in 4 weeks, does not mean that I will too. If you read the fine print of these programs most of the time it says "results may vary" OR "results NOT typical".

Instead of following a program with hopes of getting quick results like Suzy, select something that you believe you will enjoy doing and will stick to. I believe one of the greatest factors to becoming fit and reaching your goal is doing something that you enjoy and will commit to.

3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO IF YOU WANT GET FIT

+ You should not give up on a program when you don't see immediate results.

The heavens and earth were not created in a day. Now, even though the good Lord could have done it that quickly, He took His time. NO don't expect to see results from most programs in 7 days ;)  I was just trying to make a point...great things take time!

Once you select a program you enjoy, give it time to work. If you have gained weight it probably didn't happen over night...even though it may feel that way. In the same way, your new fitness program is not going to work over night. You have to stick with it and don't lose hope. Consistency is key!

+ Related: 3 Important tips for staying motivated to workout

3 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET FIT

+ You should not play the comparison game.

This takes me back to Suzy Q whom I mentioned in my first point. Don't compare your results to someone else's. When you do, you are taking your eyes off of YOUR prize. Whenever you spend time comparing yourself to someone else, you are taking away from the time you could be working to reach your own goals.

When you sense feelings of comparison creeping in, remind yourself that you are a unique individual created to be different and special. No one else can be you, and you cannot be anyone else. Do your best, put in the work, be patient and YOUR results will come!

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Can you think of anything else that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals or at least delays the process?

Have a great day!

live heathy + happy,

Ivanna

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