Learn how you can live a healthier, happier and smarter life from Fitness Guru Annick Robinson. In this video she explains the importance of committing to a healthy lifestyle.
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The Importance of Commitment to a Healthy Lifestyle Veronica: Fitness crew Annick Robinson is sharing her secrets to a healthy life style. Hi, I’m Veronica at WatchMojo.com. And today, we’re taking a look at another important step, commitment. Annick Robinson: We talked before about having good nutrition, good hydration, the good exercise routine and rest and recuperation. But the truth is that you can be doing all of those things. Your program will still fail if you don’t actually do it. Veronica: What are some tricks to stay in consistent? Annick Robinson: Well, the first thing is a person who’s creating a strategy for you need to make sure that the strategy they’ve created is sustainable, so the strategy has to be strategic. It has to make sure that you like what you’re going to be doing. For someone loves to dance and move in group fitness, then I’m going to make sure that my strategy includes all of that. The other thing is people have to understand that when they’re doing a change, it takes about six weeks before your body becomes addicted to the good drugs of exercise which are Endorphins, Adrenaline, and Dopamine. So for the first six weeks, it might actually be pretty painful to exercise and you may need to really kick yourself into motion to get it done. But by six weeks, you should be addicted to whatever exercise you’re doing. The other thing is that the more people that share you on, the easier it is. No great athletes, no Olympian ever did it all alone. They had teams around them. So we can all do that too. Everyone has access to friends and family. Letting everyone know around you that will support you, that you have these goals and you’re working really hard towards it, it will make an enormous difference. And the other thing is you want to identify also all of the negative voices around you. There are people that surround us, when we say, “I really want to do this for myself.” They’ll say, “Why are you doing this?” It’s so hard and you’re beautiful the way you are and I like you the way you are and you shouldn’t change. So you have to also get very good at listening and hearing good negativity and turning that negativity off. Veronica: Once you fell off your strategy, can you just get back into it is there any other way? Annick Robinson: Well, one of the things that we do here is that we measure everyone, every three months if not sooner. It depends how big the goals are. We have for example an actor who’s training here right now, who between seasons needed to go from being the chubby guy to being the sexy guy. And so we’re making sure he had a very large fitness goals, so we’re measuring him weekly and monthly to make sure he’s not track. And when you know you’re going to be measured—when you’re accountable to something, you tend to stick to your plan. So if you know you’re going to be sliding, you should make sure that you agree with somebody else that you’re going to be measuring your milestones closer together than you would otherwise. Veronica: Is that like cutting calories and working out harder? Annick Robinson: Well, you should never cut calories and working out harder the day after may not make you really big difference. But you have to realize that you may want to be extra careful about the way you’re going to be making decisions about all of those things in the weeks that follow and be extra strict. Veronica: Why do people often fall off of their strategy? Annick Robinson: Your workout maybe one hour of your day. But the other 23 hours are what will really influence the way your body looks and feels in your health. And so your body is ultimately the results of your decision making process. So you really have to make new habits but habits that are supported by a deep commitment to them and a belief that your health is more important than anything else. Veronica: So that’s almost the first step. Annick Robinson: It truly is. Well, most people when they come in and we do a fitness assessment it's

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