Question: How many times have you started a new diet or fitness plan, vowing that this is the time you finally stick with it?
How many times has that failed after just a few weeks?
Yes, we get it, but you are not alone. There is a new trending workout or diet plan every other day. These instant, quick trends do not give many the sustainable progress they wish for.
So, what is the key to finding sustainable progress?
Allow us a few moments to share with you some valuable information to find and keep your progress moving forward each day.
First, let’s talk about the “Fad Culture.”
There has been, and always will be the latest workout trend or gadget to change your life in a miraculous moment. While we believe there is nothing wrong with desiring to be in great physical health, the constant changing of new fitness programs, following these fads can be overwhelming and costly.
It is hard to keep up with the latest Instagram or TikTok fitness craze and it is even harder to know if it is worth the investment. Some of these trends are redesigned, or re-marketed ideas with a unique spin or a new gimmick.
Before you purchase that new trending fitness plan, or sign-up for that new popular fitness class, begin asking yourself if it is worth the time and money as your investment. Reflect on your experiences and get a clear view.
The chances are you can get significant results without spending a lot of money on the latest trends. In this discussion, it is important to know that great fitness and great health is made through the process of cultivation.
When you want to get in the best shape, you will affect your health, energy level, and your overall physical and mental well-being. But many want to know where to start. And how do you start a program that you will complete to the end?
The key is to find sustainable habits you will stick with overall. Finding sustainable habits is not a “one-size-fits-all” platform. What works for one person might not work for another. Therefore, we believe in the fitness process of cultivation.
What is cultivation?
We are using cultivation as constructive habits you can stick with in the long term. The benefits of cultivation are that it grows to become stronger because it has developed a firm foundation. You will also be able to pass these sustainable habits to the next generation.
As you think about cultivating fitness, health, and wellness in your life, there are three BIG areas for you to remember. These three critical components are the things which will bring most of your results when they are remembered and optimized.
Here are your BIG three to remember and optimize:
#1 – Nutrition
First, remember that nutrition is a tricky business. There are many factors you should consider and it’s hard to know where to start.
Most people think of supplements when you talk about nutrition. Some believe supplements are a simple solution, but you should remember that no supplement regime can take the place of a good nutrition plan.
A healthy diet is the foundation for your good health and your supplement routine should only fill in the gaps. if you have any, you can use the foods listed below to create a great food plan, to focus on nutrition.
A few of our favorite foods in our nutrition plan are:
- Grass-Fed/Grass-Finished Beef (Meat and organs)
- Pasture-Raised Eggs
- Dairy Products
- Various fruits & vegetables
If you focus on the foods above, then add in a few “cheat foods”, and you can have a great nutrition plan that is sustainable and easy to follow.
#2 – Training
When was the last time you moved something heavy like furniture, or a large box filled with items? No matter the object, you had to use extra effort to move it from one place to another. What would happen if that object was a part of your everyday life?
Moving that object would cause you to become stronger each time. That is what resistance training does for your body. When you are regularly working out with resistance, whether weights, bands or even your own body weight, you will make progress in strength and endurance.
Not only does resistance training strengthen you and improve your endurance, there are other benefits as well. Resistance training helps to improve bone density, improve metabolism and improve overall health.
Resistance training is one of the best actions you can take for your health. There is no trend which will replace good resistance training. Practice resistance training and you will see a sustainable difference.
#3 – Recovery
It is no secret that when you feel better, you perform better. This is the case in fitness, health , work, and everywhere in life. Despite knowing this, many go throughout their life neglecting their own well-being.
We push ourselves to the limit, mentally and physically, without taking the time to refuel and recharge. We can stay so busy that we easily forget to take care of ourselves.
What if I told you that you can make significant progress without sacrificing yourself in the process?
While this might sound too good to be true, it is possible. This will start with understanding the importance of recovery. When you combine nutrition, training and a recovery plan, your well-being is on its way to success.
A recovery plan ensures you are getting the rest and relaxation you need to allow your body to repair itself. Your body needs a plan for recovery for your physical health, but also your mental and emotional health.
When you have a recovery plan, pay attention to these three areas which are important to your recovery:
- Stress management
- Sports massages
When you have these three areas as a part of your recovery plan, you will find yourself with more energy , more focus and more drive to get better.
If you take a recovery supplement, I would encourage you to make sure you have a nutrition plan in place as well as good hydration, good sleep and good stress management in place.
Fitness, even your fitness, is ever-evolving. When you think you might have found your fitness groove, a new exercise may appear, a new diet trend begins, and these might leave you feeling out of touch with the current trends.
Maybe it is time to rethink our approach to fitness. Instead of chasing the latest fad, we should focus on the sustainable habits we can create for future progress. This will mean we should find activities we can fit into our routine.
It will be the small changes, like eating more protein, fruits and vegetables, and drinking more water, which create a sustainable plan.
By taking a long-term look at fitness, we can learn the sustainable ways to make it a part of our routine, and this is something worth working toward.
Stay well and make progress to better health and wellness.
By the way, there are various workouts available on our G5 Wellness Membership at https://g5-wellness.mn.co/
You can join our membership site today and begin taking the workout classes and seeing our new recipes and join our growing community.