Do you want to lose ten pounds? Gain muscle? Have more energy? Make more money? Build an empire? Here's a little secret: Your body needs exercise, proper nutrition, and a healthy mindset in order to thrive and help you achieve those goals. Now, this may sound obvious at first, but hear me out: Many people with the goal of losing weight or building muscle fail to address all three pillars.
They may start going hard in the gym, or they may start counting their calories, but within a few months, they've seen little to no progress and become burnt out. In order to achieve a true, sustainable transformation, you have to keep all three of those pillars of wellness in check.
There is a strong correlation between your health and your wealth, much stronger than you may imagine. By taking the time to care for your health, you are building the foundation for success in all other aspects of your life. How can you make it to the top if your body just can't keep up? When you focus on your wellness, your energy, productivity, and mental fortitude grow exponentially, allowing you to tackle any challenge life will throw your way.
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So if you're ready to level up and start taking actionable steps toward conquering your goals, let's break down these three pillars of wellness so you can get out there and do the damn thing:
Pick a style of movement or exercise that aligns with your goals and that feels fun to you. If you don't like running on the treadmill, then don't force it. Try other styles of cardio like HIIT (high-intensity interval training). No matter your goal, your body needs to move so find something you love. If you enjoy it, chances are you'll stick to it.
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You are what you eat, and what you put into your body will affect how you feel and perform. The key to nutrition is to make realistic and specific goals. For example, instead of saying "I'm going to eat healthier," make the specific goal of cutting back from three sodas a day to just one. Just like exercise, nutrition is a marathon, not a sprint. This is a much more sustainable approach to wellness.
You can eat all the greens in the world and exercise five times a week, but if your mental health isn't on point, then it's all for naught. How you think will manifest in your day-to-day actions, I encourage you to take a moment and "check in" with yourself. Be intentional about how you speak about yourself, identify the stressors in your life and think about how you can remove or reduce them, and find some time to mind your thoughts.
When your exercise, nutrition, and mindset align, your wellness journey becomes much easier than you can imagine.
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Originally published on March 1, 2019