Everyone is looking for that one single thing that will give them the body they want, but, like most things in life, losing weight and achieving the lifestyle you want isn’t always simple. At the end of the day, the main thing in-shape people have in common is that they’ve tried a bunch of different things and traveled a difficult road to get where they are. However, there are a few additional things they have in common, things they do to reinforce their active lifestyles and stay strong. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about a few of these things in hopes that they might help make your pursuit of fitness easier.

What the People in Fitness Success Stories Have in Common

  • They plan ahead like crazy.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Planning meals and workouts is the only way to give an active lifestyle a chance. Otherwise, you will find yourself feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and discouraged. Think of it this way: being deliberate is a way of giving yourself space to live the way you want to. Whether you plan ahead or not, life is going to be busy. Taking some control is the only way to turn your hectic life into days that build you up instead of break you down, leaving you exhausted, unhealthy, and miserable. Choose to be built up!

  • They are consistent.

It doesn’t matter how stubbornly you plan ahead: life will push on your well-intentioned plans, and, if you let it, squeeze them out of your schedule entirely. You need to build a healthy, flexible daily routine resilient enough to survive life’s intensity. That means there is no place for an all-or-nothing attitude. Instead, choose a something-is-better-than-nothing attitude. You may not be able to work out for the hour you planned, but 20 minutes is still better than zero. Do the 20-minute workout and enter your next day stronger instead of stalled out and discouraged.

  • They fuel themselves right.

The key to losing weight and keeping it off is good nutrition. The key is focusing on quality over quantity and ensuring that your diet is aligned with your goals. It doesn’t mean cutting out entire food groups; it means going after fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. You want to make healthy eating a habit so that your body has what it needs to handle the workouts you do and grow truly stronger. At Pursuit, we have identified diet as a long-neglected part of the fitness world, and there is nothing we love more than showing people the power of tailored, excellent nutrition.

Pursuit is a world-class city fitness center south of Loveland. We are on a mission to be the ultimate solution for people who have had enough of experimenting with this diet and that workout. By carefully getting to know our clients and taking the time to craft custom fitness/health plans, we give them access to incredible wellness. That being said, we’re more than just a fitness center; we’re a family. Visit us in Windsor today!