There are plenty of good reasons to embrace an active lifestyle, but getting started isn’t always easy. Whether you have major fitness or athletic goals or you just want to boost your overall health and wellbeing, there’s no time like now to focus on you. To help point you in the right direction, fitness coach Leanne Gabrielle (AKA @levelupwithleanne on TikTok) shared three key tips on Slice.ca’s TikTok.
Ready to empower your active lifestyle? Check out Leanne’s tips below.
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Tip 1: Look at your current daily routine
The first step to figuring out where you want to go is to assess where you are now and analyzing your current day-to-day routine when it comes to your fitness and health habits. As Leanne explains in her TikTok, “the subconscious decisions that we make will either push us further or closer to our goals.”
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Tip 2: Create a simple — yet specific — plan
There’s no one-size-fits-all plan when it comes to the best way to be active, and an amazing-but-unrealistic plan isn’t likely to be one that you’ll stick with. Instead of jumping on a fitness fad or trying to do exactly what your friend does, create a plan that’s easy to follow, specific to your unique goals and, as Leanne says, “catered to your lifestyle.”
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Tip 3: Be patient and kind to yourself
Leanne’s final tip might just be the most important: don’t rush your active lifestyle journey, and be kind to yourself along the way. Leanne sums it up perfectly in her TikTok: “Real change does not happen overnight.”
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