My Fitness Philosophy

My Guiding Principles to Fitness

If you haven’t read about my fitness journey, click here to read more about it. My personal fitness philosophy is largely based on that.

  1. Healthy is not about how you look or what number is on the scale, but it’s about how you feel and what your body can do.
  2. Don’t obsess about what you put in your mouth. If you want it, have it in moderation. Life is too short for deprivation.
  3. If you are trying to lose weight, you can work out all day, every day, but if you don’t enjoy it, you will gain that weight back like *snap*.
  4. Find your “thing.” For me, it’s group fitness, but everyone has one active thing that they love doing. It’s whatever you feel good doing—whether it’s yoga, running, pole dancing, mountain climbing, rowing, or sports. You don’t have to be good at it at first—there is always room for improvement. You just have to like it enough to want to continue to practice it regularly.
  5. Try new active experiences—you never know—you might find your talent!
  6. Don’t ever trust gimmicks or diets. They are just mental band-aids. The real fitness power comes from within, not from a pill or plant.
  7. Love your body, your shape, and your genetics. Find ways to use them to your advantage.
  8. Set consistent and realistic fitness goals. Don’t give yourself timelines—just resolve to do whatever it is TODAY. Make yourself accountable. When you reach your goals, reward yourself.
  9. Push yourself—that is the only way you are going to see progress.
  10. When you hit that plateau, change it up. When you hit rock bottom, stop. You can prevent a world of hurt, injury, and disappointment by knowing your limits.
  11. Indulge once in a while and don’t punish yourself for it. It’s good for you.
  12. If you over-indulge, don’t stress out or punish yourself. Just get back on the fitness train and ride it.
  13. Find your happy weight and feel confident about it.
  14. Wear good clothes that fit well. Donate any clothes (gym or regular) that are out of style or do not fit properly to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. This will boost your karma and confidence.
  15. Wear workout clothes that make you want to workout in them.
  16. Want it, believe, it, and MAKE IT HAPPEN!