How to Make Healthy Habits That Last

Getting healthy can be hard, especially if you have been living your life unhealthy for some time.

I went from junk food junkie/couch potato, to healthy personal trainer in about 5 years.
The first few years were simply learning healthy habits, losing weight, and getting myself in shape.
After that, I was hooked and fitness became my life. But it was not overnight, it was not easy to start.

In order to get in shape and get healthy, you really have to make a decision to do it and do it all the way. Don’t think, I will diet until I reach X weight, you have to be ready to stay, I am changing my lifestyle! Make healthy a consistency, daily, lifestyle habit if you want to be fit, healthy, and happy.

Here are my top tips to make healthy a habit!

Be ready for the long haul, not the quick sprint.

Quick fixes, instant results, rapid progress….is not the answer or the way to get lasting results.
I know, we want change, results, and progress NOW, we don’t want to wait to see results.
Again, this is where you have to be ready for the real lifestyle change, not the quick fix.

Losing weight, changing your lifestyle, and getting healthy IS NOT easy. Trust me, I had slip ups and fell off the wagon a few times in the beginning. However, when I started focusing on the lifestyle instead of the results, I started to get healthy. When I stopped focusing on losing weight, and started focusing on being healthy on the daily, I got results!

You don’t have to be perfect.

So many times in the beginning, I thought I had to be perfect. All or nothing, right? For instance, if I wanted to eat healthy I had to eat completely 100% healthy that day, because if I had one cookie I ruined the day so I just gave up and ate bad the rest of the day. THIS IS SO WRONG! You don’t have to be perfect or use an all or nothing approach. Do your best and healthiest as often as you can, and anytime you are not perfect or get off track, don’t let it ruin your day/progress. Don’t even stress over it, just keep on going and staying healthy. Transitions that are slow are more likely to have lasting effects!

Think about how you FEEL.

When you commit to making a change, it is going to take time to see results. It is going to take time to get healthy, happy, and fit. If you are focusing on the scale, weight, etc. you might get discouraged. Instead of that, focus on how you are feeling! How do you feel after that workout? How do you feel after a few weeks of eating healthy and working out? More energy? Stronger? Accomplished? Focus on those feelings, not the scale or weight progress. I promise you, results will come if you do this consistently!

Take baby steps!

If you try to overhaul your whole life at one time, you can get discouraged. Maybe you can’t do a full meal prep, maybe you can’t do 5 workouts a week…that is okay! That doesn’t mean you cant make changes. Focus on doing making one healthy changed at a time. When I first started, my main goal was no soda and walking everyday. That right there helped me lost my first 40lbs. So, start slow and you will get there!

Make Fitness A Lifestyle You Love!

Stay healthy, happy, and StarrFit!


No matter if you are just starting out, or have been into fitness for a while, at one point or another you have most likely not loved your new healthy lifestyle. It can be hard to figure out what works for you, what keeps you both healthy and happy.

Constantly dieting, spending hours working out, or trying to live a lifestyle that you dread can get to you. However, most people think this is how it has to be when creating a healthy lifestyle. They think this is the only way to get fit, is to suffer through it! I am here to tell you, that is just NOT true! You can enjoy your healthy meals, you can look forward to workouts, and you can love your healthy lifestyle.

Fitness, aka getting fit, is not a 30 day or 3 month thing. In fact, it can’t even really been done in 6 months…it times time, practice, and tweaking. True fitness comes after you have truly created a healthy lifestyle that you LOVE! You can chose to suffer through getting “fit” or you can set out to create a fit lifestyle that you really love, the choice is yours to make! If you are ready to really make fitness your lifestyle, to learn to love it, and look forward to your new healthy normal let’s implement these tips!

  1. Have a plan!

Since you have joined my online boot camp: you now have workout plans and meal plans all designed to help you learn how to work out and eat healthy in a way you can maintain for life. Workouts you can fit into a busy lifestyle, and healthy eating that leaves you loving your daily meals. Now, it is your job to start to implement these things into your routine in a way that works for you long term. There are 5 workouts a week on your plan, does that work for you without you stressing? As long as you do 3 a week you can make progress, so start off slow if needed. Plan workouts into your day, and figure out what your best workout time is, in the AM/afternoon/pm?  You have tons of healthy eating options, so figure out what healthy foods you love, and learn to make meal prepping work for your schedule. I do my meal prep while catching up on my favorite TV or Podcasts, my fiancé helps so we make fun of the time together. Can you get your man, kids, or a friend involved? Make it fun and something you look forward to knowing it will keep you on track.

  1. Enjoy Your Workouts/Healthy Eating!

If you are constantly dreading every single workout, you are not going to stick with your workout plan. These workouts are quick and effective, and you have got to learn to love them! Think of how you feel after you are finished, accomplished, strong, energized. Use your workouts to jam out to your favorite music, take them outside if you love the sunshine, and involve your kids, hubby, and/or friends to make them more fun! Maybe you love cute workout clothes, so use your workouts as a chance to dress cute in new workout outfits! After every month you complete on track, go buy a new outfit to reward yourself.
Keeping workouts something you look forward too! Look and focus on things you do enjoy about the workouts, and shift your mindset to looking forward to them instead of dreading them!  Same goes with healthy eating, if you find healthy foods you love and experiment with new foods you will stay on track. Take your favorite recipes, and make healthy versions.

  1. Make the decision!

When you start your new fitness lifestyle, you have a decision to make. It cannot be, “I will do this for the month”, or “I will be ready by vacation”, it has to be “I am ready to make fitness my LIFESTYLE!”. You must realize that in order to get truly fit, healthy, and happy you must decide to build a healthy lifestyle, not just hit pause on your unhealthy lifestyle. It is time to let go of unhealthy, negative, or self-destructive mindsets. If you constantly tell yourself, “I hate working out or I am not a fitness person” you are going to be that mindset. You are in control of your life, thoughts, and actions. It is up to you to be positive or negative. Life is not perfect, and you will not be perfect. However, if you continue to get back on track, continue to be positive, and believe in yourself, you will be fit! Forget trying to be perfect, just aim to do the best you can every week. You will create a healthy, happy, fitness lifestyle that you LOVE!


This was a post for my online boot campers, more motivation and tips to help them create a healthy lifestyle.

Are you a busy women who is ready to get in shape, but you need help to get started?
Join my online boot camp today to get:
✓ Fat-burning, no-gym-needed workouts. Workout calendar to follow with videos of every move.
✓ Simple, healthy nutrition. Easy, yummy, meal plans!
✓ Daily motivation + accountability. Check in daily with our group to stay on track!
✓ A fit and healthy lifestyle you can stick with.

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