The older I get and the more research I do, the more convinced I’ve become that less truly is more. As we’ve made some big changes last year both at home and in our business, we’ve decided that we’re all about simplifying and focusing.
As a FASTer Way team, we’ve decided to pour our time and energy into a few key areas, and say no to everything else.
At home we’re saying yes to experiences together, and no to more stuff we don’t need.
In terms of health, I’m living the FASTer Way and feeling better than I’ve ever felt before!
I’ve also made a few other changes that’ve helped me feel stronger, healthier, and happier over the past few months. Here are 4 tips that have given me some significant results in terms of my own health and energy levels.
1. Scale back on your workouts.
When I first entered the fitness industry, I worked out at an incredibly high intensity for at least an hour a day, 7 days a week. Today, I don’t ever do more than an hour, 5 days a week, and I’ve learned to listen to my body. When I get to the gym, there are some days when I’m just not feeling it. On those days, I either don’t go full out on my workout, or just skip it all together.
I only kill it in the gym twice a week, which is helping me keep my thyroid levels in check, and my immune system strong. I’m no longer low on energy because I’m spending so much of it in the gym. I’m working out smart, fueling my workouts efficiently and feel stronger than I’ve ever felt!
2. Get a dose of Vitamin D every single day
Brandon and I take a few minutes every morning and every afternoon to sit outside and soak in some vitamin D. This has been huge for me, especially during the winter months. If you don’t live in a sunny location, do your best to get out when the sun does come out. I promise you, it will make an incredible difference to your overall mood!
3. Eat gluten free and dairy free 90% of the time
I focus on eating a real-food, veggie-based diet. I avoid any kind of inflammatory food, most of the time. While we enjoy treats occasionally, we eat in a way that truly helps us feel our best. In addition, we use probiotics to help keep our gut bacteria in check. These two things combined have helped increase my energy levels, decrease bloating and stomach discomfort and have left me feeling well fed and satisfied.
4. Quit striving to look a certain way
For the first time in my life, I actually feel great about the skin I’m in. I work hard with my FASTer Way clients, and don’t feel like I need to get shredded or any leaner than I am right now. I truly feel confident in my body and that has taken an incredible weight off my shoulders. I love feeling lean and strong all year long. Not having the constant pressure to meet another fitness goal has helped me feel so much happier overall.
I cannot say this enough, being committed to looking a certain way is NOT the point of the FASTer Way to fat loss. While it is often a byproduct, I’m all about helping you live the HEALTHIEST lifestyle possible.
My own personal goal is true health and wellness so I can live my life with energy, focus, and excellence. Feeling confident in my own skin is obviously a piece of that puzzle, but it is simply a piece... not the entire puzzle.
I challenge you to consider some areas of your life where some changes may need to be made in order to live a healthier lifestyle. Maybe you need less screen time, more movement, more sleep, time boundaries, or a cleaner diet. Whatever the case is, commit to making the changes you need to make, so you not only look your best, but feel your best, each and every day.
If you’re looking to make some changes to your lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise, then join me for the FASTer Way to Fat Loss!. This truly is a holistic program that will not only get you leaner and stronger, but will give you back the energy you need to rock your life in every way! Sign up here, for our next round starting soon!