3 Easy Steps to Staying Fit

by Amy Cotta
Staying fit can be a challenge. I am a huge believer that neither diet nor exercise alone is enough in order to stay fit and healthy. And you must have the right mindset. Without positive thinking, you’re likely to talk yourself out of exercising or into eating junk food (or overeating).  In order to be truly successful, you must incorporate diet, exercise, and the right attitude into your plan, thus the DEA philosophy.
  1. D = Diet: You must take in fewer calories than you burn. However, foods in your diet must also be satisfying and easy to prepare or you won’t stick to it very long.
  2. E = Exercise: You must work out in order to burn calories. With my plan, you will move something, somewhere, every single day.
  3. A = Attitude: If your head and heart aren’t in the plan, the plan won’t happen. You won’t follow a reasonable eating regime, and you won’t work out. You have to want change, and you have to believe you can change.

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With only one of these components, you may make a small change for a small amount of time, but you must engage all three elements to be truly successful for the long haul. I DARE you to try all three for thirty days and see how great you feel.

 

We would love to hear from you. If you’ve taken the D.E.A challenge — give us a shout below and let us know how it’s going. photo reading read it. share it. live it.

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About Amy Cotta

Amy Cotta is a mother of six, certified personal trainer, author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans, an exercise equipment inventor, and the founder of iMoveFor. Amy competes in 5K to full-Ironman events in combat boots to raise money for military charities.
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