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    • Daily practices for forming new habitsCreating daily routines strengthens brain-body connection, making it easier to maintain new habits over time.

      Forming new habits, whether related to diet or fitness, requires consistency. The brain and body thrive on routine, so creating a daily practice, even if it's small, helps establish a path in the brain that makes it easier to maintain the habit in the future. This process takes time and effort, but the more you stick with it, the stronger the connection becomes. Remember, you're not just creating a trail once and expecting it to last; you have to keep walking that path. The Addicted to Fitness podcast, now in its eighth year, emphasizes the importance of daily practices in achieving health and wellness goals. If you're looking for more tips and tools to help you on your journey, tune in for this week's episode. Consistency may not be easy, but it's essential for long-term success.

    • Navigating Life's Challenges Post-BreakStaying consistent and building off small successes, even during challenging times, is key to a successful fitness journey.

      Life can be unpredictable and challenging, especially when transitioning back from a break or vacation. The speaker experienced a week filled with appointments, work catch-up, and returning clients, making it a busy and somewhat challenging time. However, they managed to prioritize self-care, including their first Jiu Jitsu class as a 40-year-old, and found ways to stay active despite the busy schedule. From a personal training perspective, the speaker emphasized the importance of staying consistent and building off small successes, even when faced with unexpected obstacles. As they move forward, they plan to help listeners be successful in their fitness journeys by sharing methods and suggestions.

    • Find the right fitness routine for youIdentify your preferences and make exercise enjoyable to stick with it, consider getting expert advice and a personal trainer for guidance and direction.

      Finding the right fitness routine that suits your personal preferences and getting expert advice are key to achieving success in your fitness goals. Instead of following a generic approach, it's essential to identify what you enjoy doing and make it a regular part of your routine. Whether it's spinning, martial arts, yoga, or any other form of exercise, the key is to find your passion and stick with it. Additionally, getting a personal trainer, especially when starting out, can provide valuable direction and knowledge to help you navigate the gym environment and make the most of your workouts. Remember, the best fitness routine is the one you enjoy and can safely and consistently replicate.

    • Seeking guidance from a trainer or coach for fitness journeyIdentify goals, prioritize, track nutrition, seek guidance from a trainer or coach for accountability and proper form, and eventually go solo.

      Starting a fitness journey can be overwhelming, and having the guidance of a trainer or coach can significantly increase the likelihood of success. This expert advice, combined with proper nutrition, forms the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. It's essential to understand that both diet and exercise go hand in hand – you can't expect to make significant changes to your workouts without also adjusting your diet. Begin by identifying your fitness goals and prioritizing what you want to achieve, then focus on tracking your food intake using free apps to gain a better understanding of your nutrition. Ultimately, having a trainer or coach provides the face-to-face interaction and accountability needed to build confidence, learn proper form, and see results, allowing you to eventually go off on your own if desired.

    • Track, Prepare, and Plan Your Meals for Effective NutritionTo optimize nutrition for fitness and well-being, track food intake, prepare meals, and plan ahead to avoid unhealthy choices.

      Effective nutrition plays a significant role in achieving fitness goals and overall well-being. To make the most of your nutrition plan, consider these key steps: 1. Track your food intake: Understanding your calorie consumption and macro nutrient balance can help you make informed decisions and identify patterns that may be hindering your progress. 2. Prepare your meals: Making your own meals, especially for work or school, can help control portion sizes and ensure you're eating healthy options. 3. Plan your meals: Proper meal planning can prevent last-minute unhealthy choices and help you stick to your desired food plan. From a psychological standpoint, creating and sticking to a nutrition plan involves establishing new habits. Avoid common pitfalls, such as having a plan without action items, and instead, set clear goals, create a solid strategy, and be consistent in your efforts.

    • Having backup plans increases chances of successHaving multiple backup plans can help you achieve goals and overcome obstacles by increasing your options and reducing negative self-talk

      Having multiple backup plans is crucial for achieving goals and overcoming obstacles. Life can be unpredictable, and setbacks are inevitable. Instead of getting discouraged and giving up when things don't go as planned, it's essential to have alternative options. For instance, if your goal is to work out four days a week, but you miss a day, don't just accept it and move on. Instead, have a backup plan, such as working out during your lunch break or doing a strength training session at home. However, even with a backup plan, unexpected events can still occur. Therefore, having an additional backup plan is essential. By having multiple options, you increase your chances of staying on track and achieving your goals, even when faced with unexpected challenges. This not only helps you avoid negative self-talk but also creates a positive feedback loop in your brain, reinforcing your ability to succeed.

    • Create daily habits for long-term successIncorporating small daily habits can strengthen neural pathways, making it easier to stick to healthy routines and achieve long-term goals

      Incorporating small, daily habits can significantly contribute to achieving larger goals in areas like fitness and diet. Our brains and bodies thrive on routine, so creating a consistent daily practice can help build strong neural pathways and make it easier to stick to healthy habits over time. This doesn't require an hour-long workout or a drastic diet change every day. Instead, focus on small, manageable actions that can be easily incorporated into your routine, such as taking a short walk, making a colorful plate, or doing a few minutes of exercises during your favorite podcast. By doing something every day, even if it's just a small step, you'll be creating a strong foundation for long-term success and making healthy habits feel more comfortable and fulfilling.

    • Reframe your mindset for fitness successConsistently practice small workouts, avoid negative self-talk, and question the validity of negative thoughts to stay motivated and reach fitness goals

      Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires consistency and a positive mindset. When time is limited, even small workouts add up. Additionally, avoid negative self-talk and instead, question the validity of negative thoughts. By doing so, you can reframe your mindset and stay motivated on your fitness journey. Remember, it's not just about reaching a goal, but rather the journey itself. Asking yourself "is that really true?" can help interrupt negative self-talk and allow your logical mind to take over. This toolbox of tips will help you stay on track and reach your fitness goals.

    • Embrace the journey of life, not just the finish lineExperience glamping for a nature adventure with comfort and simplify your living space for peace

      Life is a journey, not a race with a finish line. Gold may symbolize achievement, but the goal is not to stop once it's reached, but to keep moving towards a healthy lifestyle. The speaker was excited for a new experience, a glamping trip, which was a surprise birthday gift. Glamping, or glamorous camping, offers the experience of being in nature while enjoying amenities similar to a hotel room. The speaker highly recommends it as a good starting point for those new to camping. Another takeaway is the importance of simplifying and decluttering one's living space, which can bring a sense of satisfaction and calm.

    • Reflecting on the Holidays and Preparing for New BeginningsReflect on the past year, set achievable fitness goals, stay organized, and take action towards a healthier you. Engage with the podcast community for motivation and inspiration.

      The holiday season has come to an end, signifying a time for closure and fresh starts. The speaker shares her experience of tidying up her house and feeling a sense of accomplishment and readiness for the new year. She encourages listeners to apply this mindset to their own fitness journeys, emphasizing the importance of setting goals, staying organized, and taking action towards achieving them. The speaker also invites listeners to engage with the podcast community by leaving ratings and reviews, following on social media, and tuning in for upcoming episodes featuring past guests. Overall, the message is one of reflection, motivation, and the excitement for new beginnings.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

     

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Golf Training Systems App or contact Shannon if you're interested in leanring more about a Chopra Health Program.

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    Like & Follow the Addicted to Fitness Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com/addictedtofitnesspodcast). Follow Nick & Elemental Training Tampa on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElementalTampa) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ettampa/) to participate in free live workouts. Follow the podcast profile on Instagram @TheATFPodcast and send Nick a DM if you're interested in receiving a customized workout plan delivered to you through the Tampa Strength App