Review Category : Fit Habits

Fit Habits: Understanding Where You Are

So you want to be lean and sexy, eh? You’re not alone. I’m sure you have, at one point or another, looked at yourself in the mirror and said, “Damn, I wish I could see my abs more,” or, “These loves handles have to go.”

Yet despite this ubiquitous desire to sport a beach body year-round, very few of us actually manage to get to that point. Seriously, just take a look around for proof. I had a friend the other day talk to me for about the 10th time about wanting to slim down the size of his legs. Every time he brings up this topic, we find ourselves in 20-minute arguments about how he should be eating, how much cardio he should be doing, and how (and if) he should be training his legs. And then later that night, he says, “Hey, does anyone want to order Domino’s Pizza?”

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Fit Habits: Calm Thy Flustered Self

I want to kick off today’s post by introducing the Fit Habit series. There’s that word again: habit. For years, I’ve carried around more bad habits with me than I care to recall without making any kind of active effort to rid myself of them. But now I realize that they’ve been taking over my life and effectively eliminating any chance I have of achieving my goals I’ve set, both in and out of the gym. Below are just a few:

  • Multitasking (I’ve gotten much better at this as of late but still have plenty of room for improvement)
  • Being impatient
  • Letting myself become attached to certain people and things
  • Automatically correcting people’s spelling and grammar

If you want to live a fit and healthy life, it’s not enough to simply exercise often and eat right. You’re so diligent about getting in your workouts and tossing back your fish oil, but then one particularly stressful day, you find yourself wrist-deep in a box of donuts. You look solemnly at your powder-covered face in the mirror (yeah, you do look ridiculous like that) and vow to yourself that tomorrow you’ll be better. Tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of your life and you’ll never, ever have a slip up like that again. Ever. Until you do. Then you look solemnly at your chocolate-stained face in the mirror….

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