Saturday, June 16, 2012

Small Actions for Great Fitness Results

"Small Actions

The following are some ideas you can use to set up an environment conducive to getting fit — I’ve used them all at various times:
  1. Get rid of the snacks. Don’t keep them in your house or you’ll be more likely to eat them.
  2. Don’t buy convenience food. You’re likely to eat this when you’re too tired to cook.
  3. Instead, cook big batches of healthy food once a week. Have it in the fridge, ready to be heated up.
  4. Take healthy snacks to work.
  5. Create a healthy eating challenge with your coworkers.
  6. Join Fitocracy (invite code: zenhabits) and make friends there. Log your activities.
  7. Join a running club.
  8. Find a workout partner.
  9. Set up an appointment with your best friend to go walking or running every day.
  10. Get a coach.
  11. Set fitness challenges with your friends. Log them online, on Facebook or some other social site.
  12. Have a chinup bar in your doorway, and do a chinup every time you walk by.
  13. Join a sports team.
  14. Have nuts and fruit with you when you’re on the go.
  15. Make it hard to turn on the TV (put it in the closet or something).
  16. Use a program like LeechBlock or Freedom to shut the Internet down at a certain time each day.
  17. Have healthy potlucks with friends or family.
  18. Publicly commit to posting body pics or measurements each week on your blog.
  19. Make a list of healthy restaurants, or healthy meals at other restaurants, for when you feel like eating out.
  20. Park farther away from things so you’ll walk more.
Obviously not all of these will apply to everyone, and they’re just a start of what can be done, to give you an idea.
Setting up a fit environment doesn’t have to be hard, nor does it have to be overnight. But I challenge you to do one of these actions today, and see what happens when you start creating the right setup for a healthy life."

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