Fall Into Fitness: Three Healthy Habits

September is almost gone!  But don’t worry – the Fall Into Fitness challenge will continue into October.  (If you want to get in on that, be sure to sign up so you can be the first to get the new calendar tonight!  If you’re already signed up, I love you!)

I challenged you to “rest and reflect” last Saturday on your three best healthy habits.  Here are mine:

  1. I am active at least four days a week (yeah yeah, eight days a week, I know) no matter where I am or what I’m doing, whether I’m doing structured workouts, staying active as part of my (SUPER COOL) job, trying a class at a friend’s studio, or on the road.  I know workouts that I can do anywhere, and I make sure they happen.
  2. I rest!  I take at least 2 days off from strength training every week.  I sleep 6-8 hours a night, and I take a quick nap in the afternoon if for some reason I don’t get at least 6 hours.  I know my body needs time to recover and to build the results that I’m pushing for.  Every 6-8 weeks, I take a big step-back or rest week in my training, too, to avoid injury and allow for deeper recovery.
  3. I plan my meals.  I know what I’m going to eat ahead of time for most of my meals and snacks every week (usually literally every meal and snack) so that I can balance my day’s nutrients accordingly.  This also means that I can have more fun with what I eat (built in treats!) and avoid throwing away slimy mystery messes from the crisper drawer.

I look forward to hearing about your top three personal healthy habits!

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