I am about to propose a crazy idea here about fitness… work smart, not hard.

When it comes to fitness and lifestyle, many of us are failing because we work so hard on our bodies, but not necessarily the right way for our body. There’s no way to trick your body into being fit, so by no means am I proposing laziness. Rather, I propose an awareness of your body, be smart with your exercise. Every person is so uniquely different, it is important to listen to what your body truly needs. With different metabolisms, body types, food preferences, injuries and more, it’s important not to treat fitness like a one size fits all deal!

First off, it’s important to identify your body type, ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Each of these body types requires a different type of training style and macronutrient ratio. Identifying your body type is critical to achieving your best body. Second, let’s look at exercise or, as I like to call it, movement. The thought of exercise often sends people into a frenzy and panic and many people don’t like exercise because of the physical challenge, time, and energy it takes to head to the gym for one hour. Most people attribute negative connotations to the gym, making it really hard to get motivated. But movement – movement comes in all shapes and forms from running, to yoga, to dancing, to playing with the kids, movement is simply doing something action, even if it’s only for 20 minutes.

I encourage you to change your mindset, instead of think “Ugh, I need to work out today”, think “I haven’t moved today”, then get outside and spend 20 minutes a day moving. You can even slip your movement in between commercial breaks or by playing with your kids and walking the dog.

Laugh have fun and move is the key to keeping you moving for life!I am about to propose a crazy idea here about fitness.

Megan Thom, Wellness Coach & Personal Trainer
LIFT Fitness