We all know that when we hit our mid-20’s our fast metabolism starts to go, well, AWOL.
Gone are the days where we can stuff our faces with endless amounts of pizza and chocolate without facing the repercussions. Also gone are the days where we only have to workout a few times a week to keep those mini abs of ours.
It seems as though when we reach our thirties, we lose all hope of maintaining that bod we once had when we were younger. But hold it right there because this is exactly why this is all complete BS.
Fitness guru Tiff Hall took to Instagram last Friday, posting a picture of herself, her son Arnie, and another woman who we thought was either another #fitspo trainer or her long-lost twin sister.
But after reading her caption, we were shocked to discover that the other woman is actually her 62-year-old mum.
WTF we hear you say. Yep, we go down that road every time we glance back at that gram.
So, how in the world does Tiff’s 62-year-old mother have the bod of a 20-year-old? Tiff asked her mum the exact same question, and she explained it comes down to these 7 rules she lives by:
“1. How you look VS. how you feel – while looking good is great, health is about how you feel. Focus on feeling good. Eating well, moving more, it will give you more energy.
2. Kaizan – I’ve always taught my kids kaizan. A Japanese word meaning constant and never-ending improvement. You don’t have to be THE best but you have to try your best.
3. Consistency – if you want fitness results then it’s about consistency, so I move every day. Be it something gentle like a walk or stretch, a class or a TIFFXO workout. I always made it a priority, before the kids got up for school or when they were in bed. Sometimes it was only 5 minutes but it all counts. It wasn’t always easy. I’ve run my own business for 34 years, I had my two girls and then much later fell pregnant with my son at 42. Having a newborn baby and two teenagers in the house was challenging at times but I did what I could.
4. Family approach – my husband and I wanted to instil a love of movement and health and fitness in our family. We made it a way of life and a passion, not a chore. We wanted to be strong role models for our kids as a unified family approach is important. We encouraged being active on weekends, family walks, surfing, swimming and treasure hunts.
5. Do what you love – certain fitness methodologies don’t suit everyone. You have to find the right ‘fit’ for you. Ballet and taekwondo were my sports of choice and suited me. If you love it, you’ll stick to it.
6. Support – you need support to reach your goals, be it a New Year’s resolution, fitness or career goal. Find qualified coaches, mentors and people committed to the lifestyle you want to live. I see the success in our taekwondo students and the results in Tiff’s community because of the love and support or our members. Together we win.
7. Don’t overthink it – you don’t need to overhaul your life. Simplicity is important: find an experienced coach, do what they say, drink water, eat well and move your body.”
We know what our New Year’s resolutions are going to be.
This is how to lose the last 5kgs, according to Tiff Hall. Plus, this is the one weight loss rule she swears by.
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