5 Tips to Get Fit Quick

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 12:53 am by

5 Tips to Get Fit Quick

Okay I have a confession to make.

This post is kind of satirical. I knew that the title/picture would lure people in, especially since bathing suit season is upon us. But the truth is, there is no real QUICK way to get fit.

Being fit is about living a healthy lifestyle. It’s about dedication. Patience. Persistence. You’re not going to wake up in 2 weeks with your “dream body.” Especially if you’re half-assing your way through your workouts and making crappy eating choices.

Sorry not sorry….sometimes you just gotta tell it like it is.

As a trainer and as someone who lives a fit and healthy life, it is so frustrating to hear people say that “it’s too hard” or “too much work” ….are you kidding me? Get over yourself and be grateful that you have the ability/opportunity to workout and eat heathy foods.

You have one body to take care of and you better do just that. How you treat your body (your workouts, what you put in it, the rest you give it, etc) is a reflection of how it’s going to treat you.

So listen up babes…it’s time to buck up and WORK for it.

And because I don’t want to leave y’all hanging, I really will give you 5 tips for getting fit…just not quick ones (;

1. Commit.

Like I said, you’re not going to wake up in 2 or 3 weeks and be exactly where you want to be. You’ve got to push past the first few weeks (and even months) until you’ve taught yourself healthy habits. The work will pay off – but that’s they key…you’re going to have to WORK for the payoff.

2. Stop cheating yourself. And stop making excuses.

If you’re gonna do a workout – do a workout. If you’re gonna eat healthy – eat healthy. You’re either all in or you’re not. Results come from hard work, not half work.

3. Surround yourself with supporters and encouragers.

Sometimes going at it alone proves to be too much for people. And that’s okay! That’s why we have friends and family. To encourage us and support us. Make sure that you’re surrounding yourself with people who lift you up instead of bring you down.

4. Drink more water. And while you’re at it…eat more veggies.

Just do it.

5. Be realistic.

You know what you have time for. You know how hard you can push yourself. You know that it took you a long time to get to the point that you’re at now, and it’s not going to reverse itself overnight. Set REAL goals that are attainable. Then put your heart into chasing those goals.

Hope you don’t mind the little bit of sass that I was feeling today (;

xo, Jess

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Meg says:

    Fine… number 2 is written for me. You know when you are in church and you hear something and your all like “OKKKK God I GET IT”. #2… thats what its doing (but for the record my eating is pretty on point! )

    LOVE YOU!!!

  • Allison says:

    Thank you so much for this post! It is hard to read, but it’s simply the truth. I have such a hard time staying committed past the 3-week mark because I just don’t see the results I wanted. I find it so extremely difficult to not receive immediate results; it’s how I am with everything in my life. I hate waiting. But your words will stick with me and I will go back to them when I’m nearing the “I give up.”-stage.

  • Lindsay says:

    Some people just think there’s a magic fix all or a magic pill or potion that’ll do it all for you without even so much as putting ANY effort or work in. Living life like that with blinders on is BS and you won’t get anywhere in life thinking that things will just be handed down to you on a silver platter.
    Thanks for this post, as always. 🙂

    xox
    Lindsay

  • Ashley says:

    I so needed to read this today. January was my \”big\” change in my eating habits and taking better care of my body. I hit my first wall about 2 weeks ago where I quit logging my workouts, running, water, and food intake. As soon as I quit my workouts and drank a few extra sodas, I could tell immediately. My body could tell but most of all, I could tell by the way my days were or weren’t going. I needed this to remind me to keep going.

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