If you need to revamp your life and begin to implement methods of living more healthily, adopting the right attitude and mindset is always important to keep results coming in. For this reason, it can serve you well to know exactly how a healthy active person thinks on a daily basis.
Of course, emulating someone else exactly is the fastest way to lack any originality, but sometimes it can serve as a good starting point. To help you strike an even balance, we have some advice to help get you to that place you might desire to be.
Being healthy is not a singular set of attitudes or activities, but a consistent approach to your daily life that you must maintain if you’re to have any success.
How a Healthy Active Person Thinks
When starting out from a sedentary, unhealthy existence, it can be important to simply build good habits first and foremost.
A smart, healthy person usually does not attempt to begin the perfect diet and exercise lifestyle immediately, but they begin from a place of modesty and build from there.
This might mean going for a run using an easy program for beginners such as Couch 2 5k three times a week or simply cutting out your constant consuming of potato chips.
Incremental upgrades become large upgrades over a period of time, and this affords you plenty of opportunity in how you choose to stack those.
It might be that over time you hope to become synchronized with a Paleo or Setpoint diet, but for now, choosing the right shopping list is the first place to start. Sometimes, exercising willpower and discipline in the first instance is a muscle to be trained to have any form of effectiveness.
If you can do this, you are so much more likely to get positive results that it can be hard to overemphasize.
I’ll Try Again
Not all fit and healthy people make excellent decisions one hundred percent of the time. They might make blunders in health choices too from time to time, such as drinking too much with friends during a celebration or eating their own weight in pasta when in Italy.
These small vices and indulgences are never something to beat yourself up over. They happen, and they will happen even if you’re really trying to lose weight.
It’s the willingness to try to stick to your schedule again that is the most important, and this applies to missed workouts and dietary indulgences.
Many people trying to stay on a diet will use on an indulgent evening as a justification for throwing all progress out the window and binging in their vice.
There’s no need to do this. Imagine your healthy dieting to be the same as a broken leg. Walking funnily and aggravating the injury does not often make you re-break the leg, so you have the chance of ‘starting from zero right this time.’
You try to fix the immediate difficulty and reset your course of healing once again. Try to think of your health concerns like this, as this is how fit and healthy people perceive and succeed due to that.
There’s nothing wrong with pride, provided you are grounding it in positivity. The issue here often lies in people who aren’t too great at positive self-talk.
This might be an overweight person who is used to telling themselves they are not good enough reducing the impact of their achievements in weight loss because they haven’t yet gained their goal body.
This is ridiculous, but some people do in fact think this way. You might too, without even realizing it. It’s not the way a healthy active person thinks.
Where you find an achievement, you should celebrate it. Reward yourself in a way that isn’t indulging yourself in your initial vice.
For example, if you’ve lost more weight than you had expected to this week, or you finally were able to run 2 miles in good time, then heading out to a show or purchasing yourself new makeup or a video game could go miles in developing that positive self-talk.
Just avoid rewarding yourself with a dessert or dinner out at your favorite Italian restaurant.
Healthy active people (especially from a mental perspective) are able to practice positive self-talk and put it in its appropriate place. This is because keeping some of this in reserve often allows for an inspiring and motivational inner-speech the next time you need it. This widens your grip on the challenge and opens your competency.
This is a positive loop which continually rises upwards, much better than the downward trajectory you might have otherwise experienced in years past.
With these tips, your emulation of fit and healthy thinking will inevitably become who you are. That can be a wonderful place to begin your new healthy life.
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.