Have you heard about minimalists? Do you know who they are? It is simple! These are people who are satisfied with living with the things they really need! No luxury, nothing unduly! Consumerism and caprice are foreign to them! What does all this have to do with workouts and nutrition? Well read…
Minimalists are committed to things they believe in! Most people rebuke them for their way of living, probably because they are jealous of them or they just don’t understand what they do! It is the same with workouts and nutrition! If you eat healthy, probably you meet a lot of disapproval from your family or friends- they don’t understand you, or they are not even trying to do it!
Just like minimalists do not pay attention to people’s remarks, you shouldn’t do it either! You shouldn’t give up on healthy living just because you meet some disapproval! Get it straight for yourself- decide what you believe in, what you want and do not let anybody crush you! That is a fact for workouts, as well! Other people consider that it is not appropriate for a woman to be flipping tires? Who cares? Do you like it? Do you know why you are doing it? Then, go ahead and do it! Commit to what you believe in and do not hesitate because of somebody else’s opinion!
Do less but enough
This is a golden rule for your workouts! Minimalists do less but enough! They think that by focusing on doing less, a person could pour himself into it! I think that this is an approach that all of us should use in the gym! Have you ever found yourself confused, wondering what to do? Which exercise or program? Trying to do everything but finally ending up doing nothing? As one of my friends says “ We know everything for nothing and nothing for everything!” You better concentrate on the basics! It is far better to do a couple exercises with perfect technique, than a lot of exercises with awful technique!
Minimalists are satisfied with buying a few things, but things they need the most! They get rid of things, they do not need and after that they stay away from buying other useless things! What does this look like to you? When was the last time when you decided to eat healthy and you threw all the junk food? You threw it away, just to go out a couple hours later and buy some crappy food again? Understand that if you wanna lead a healthy life, you shouldn’t let these foods to be a part of your diet! Who do you cheat? You think that by not eating these foods at home, they somehow do not count? That’s wrong! Remember! Do not buy food, that your body does not need! Do not buy food that you already threw away!
It is not that painful if you skip eating something
Minimalists know that just because there is a lot of food on the table, that is not a green light to eating all of it! That is a good lesson, isn’t it? Just because there are a bunch of delicious meals on the table, doesn’t mean you should get a bite or two from everything! Eat just as much as you need. The meals that you do not get to try…well, you could prepare them some other day!
Feel pleasure from simple, little things
I think that this is one of the main things that minimalists do! By getting rid of the useless possessions, they learn to appreciate the little things and they somehow manage to feel the real, beautiful side of life! Try it yourself! Enjoy every bite! Do not eat fast, like you are at a competition! Eat less but enough and feel the pleasure from doing it!