“Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits.
How in shape or out of shape you are? A result of your habits.
How happy or unhappy you are? A result of your habits.
How successful or unsuccessful you are? A result of your habits.”
-James Clear, author of Atomic Habits
We can’t get what we want out of life from the things we do once in a while. It’s the things we repeatedly do, whether it’s what we spend our time thinking about or what we spend our time doing each day- it’s those things that ultimately make up who we are, how we feel, and what we believe.
I work for a phenomenal fitness company called HomeFit. HomeFit offers personal training, nutrition counseling, and private yoga in the convenience of your home or office, as well as virtual coaching. We have highly knowledgeable, effective, and successful trainers around the country from Birmingham, AL to Nashville, TN to Cincinnati, OH.
Because I have this unique opportunity of being in close contact with so many fitness professionals from all over, I wanted to know what they do every day to maintain health, happiness, and success.
It was interesting to see how similar and simple all of their answers are. It made me sit back and think of how so often we tend to over complicate and dramatize what it takes to create a healthy lifestyle that keeps us fit, focused, and prospering. Detailed meal plans, hours of intense exercises, laborious recipes and cooking, and all the stress that comes along with those things just isn’t necessary. Implementing simple and intentional habits that we can do every day is all we need to get the results we want.
HomeFit Trainers Daily Habits:
Emily Lightsey– ACSM CPT, Schwinn Spinning Certified BS in Exercise Science, Minor in Nutrition
“I drink lemon water before my coffee each morning. I eat the rainbow during the day (as much as I can). Then I do something I love i.e. CrossFit, sing, or something crafty.”
Lynda Ratliff– ACE CPT, ACE Health Coach, BS in Sports Management
”I limit my choices for breakfast. I don’t always eat the same thing, but I choose from avocado toast, eggs and arugula, oatmeal, or a smoothie. Limiting my choices makes it easier to decide each day, but I still allow myself variety.”
Adam Moosekian– ACSM Exercise Physiologist, BS in Exercise Science
“I drink water first thing in the morning. It wakes me up and kickstarts my metabolism so I’m hungry for breakfast.”
Brandon Sommers– Certified Yoga Instructor
“3 things I do each morning: I drink a full glass of water first thing after waking, I meditate for 5 minutes, then I dance/groove/smile/sing along to fun music”
Matthew Foster– ISSA Certified Master Trainer, ISSA Exercise Therapy, ISSA Exercise and Fitness Nutrition Certification, ISSA Youth and Senior Fitness Certification
“I work at least one major muscle group each day, 20 mins of cardio a day, and eat my body weight in grams of protein a day.”
Trey Tate– NASM CPT, ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, BS in Health Education and Behavior
“I make my bed first thing in the morning. I work out at 9am 3x a week. I always think of three things I am appreciative of upon going to bed.”
Joselyn Greene Kirsteine– AFAA CPT, P.A.C.E., BS in Exercise Science
”I drink 2 tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. I incorporate weekly meal planning so I can easily cook healthy food for my family and avoid going out to eat. I drink half my body weight in oz of water. I always listen to what my body needs and make sure I rest when my body needs it.”
Jane Longs Ringbloom– Yogafit Instructor, ACE Group Exercise Trainer, PiYo Instructor
”Before my feet hit the ground running, I drink 24 oz of water. I meditate daily, 5 minutes at least. If I let something out of control upset me, I pulse feelings of gratitude several times. Exercise is just as much part of my daily routine as brushing my teeth.”
Chelsea Henderson– CPT, MS in Exercise Physiology
”I try to remember time for prayer and thankfulness for things I often overlook i.e. I woke up healthy or for my car. In the past I experienced depression and this has been tremendously helpful, especially in helping me grow my faith. Perspective truly is everything. I drink water first thing in the morning with either lemon or a tiny bit of salt. The added minerals feel great! I have black coffee and take a few minutes to think of a successful day. Then I write down my workout before I do it so I can effectively plan my training and keep up with it.”
Rick D’Andrea– NCSF CPT, ABA
”My habits are weekly meal preps, pre-planned written work outs so as not to get off track, and always create time for my own work outs in between clients.”
Juliana Fitzmaurice (me!)- ACE CPT, CPE Certified Pilates Instructor
I drink water mixed with BCAA’s first thing every morning. Then I do a fasted work out for 30-40 mins. When I shower, I always finish off with cold water for as long as I can stand it (I’ll be writing a blog about the benefits of a cold shower in the very near future!) By the time I’m done with those three things, I’m focused, energized, and ready for the day ahead of me. I also always try to eat my meals around the same time every day.
The 3 daily habits that most of the trainers had in common were hydration, movement, and gratitude. If we could all remember to drink a little more water, move our bodies every day, and be grateful for the gifts in our lives, we will position ourselves for success. But there is no secret formula for health. And no two people have the exact same plan. It’s just consistent healthy habits that you do every day that add up to the big results.
To learn more about HomeFit, check out the website. If you have any certain questions about the daily habits of these trainers, feel free to contact me and I’ll get your answers or put you in contact with the person who has them!
What healthy habits can you start today? Let’s chat!
Love and Light,