Starting your health and fitness journey.

August 8th


In this article Rich from LVL5 shares 5 things to consider
when starting your own health and fitness journey

  1. Take Ownership

Make a commitment to yourself, you can read all the
information you like or pay the best personal trainers
in the world but ultimately YOU are the driving force
behind your change. You have to believe you can
make the changes before you start to see the changes
happen for real.

  1. Don’t overcommit

Committing to training every day, drinking 3 litres and
water and only eating salads not only is overwhelming
but in all honesty a bit boring!!

Commit to doing 1 thing with 100% focus and
commitment each week.

It could be as small as a 5-minute walk outside, which is
not only a great start for your physical health but it is known
to have incredible benefits for your mental health too.

Drink a glass of water with each meal and so on.

Trust me these small changes make a BIG difference.

  1. Do something over nothing!! 

You’ve planned a workout for the evening but you’ve had
the day from hell and the last thing you want to go and do
is the exercise class you had planned,

or maybe pressed that snooze button one too many times,
no stress, what can you do instead?

Some stretching, a bodyweight session at home, dare I say
it again…a quick walk?

Having a plan B can help you relieve the stress and pressure
of being 100% ‘On plan’.

  1. You’re going to mess up….

Messing up is part of the plan, you’re trying to find balance
for the long term not short-term bouts of ruthless commitment.

You may go out for a social event one weekend and then feel
like you messed up and what’s the point?

What happens when you accept as being part of the plan? Then
is it really messing up at all?

  1. Be patient

Society and social media have let us believe that there is a quick easy
fix for everything and we want ‘results’ yesterday.

For you to find the most sustainable way to improve your life it will
take time.

You will need to change thinking patterns, and behaviours and build
new habits, which doesn’t happen overnight.

Be patient, and trust the process.

You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!