5 Successful Habits of
Fitness Professionals: Richard Moujaes

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Meet Richard.

Welcome to week 3 in our 5-week series, where we are uncovering successful habits that our very own team of fitness professionals live by.

Week 1, Sophie DeHenzel shared her fitness, nutrition and lifestyle habits responsible for her success.  You can catch her strategies here.

Last week, Jason DeHenzel shared his top habits when it comes to his personal success.  If you missed it, you can catch it here.

This week we have DTS fitness professional Richard,  share his top 5 strategies and habits for success when it comes to health and fitness.

#1: Appreciation

My number 1 rule for success is appreciating everything I’ve been blessed with. Before I think of what I don’t have or want in my life, I take a good 5-10 minutes to think of all the things that I’m grateful for. That puts me in a positive mood and I feel much more energized and optimistic throughout my day.

#2: Preparation
My job requires me to stay on the move, making it increasingly difficult for me to find time to eat healthy. If I don’t prepare my meals the previous night then I’m either stuck eating unhealthy or starving the next day. Preparing my meals the previous night allows me to get my meals in and eat healthy at the same time.

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An example of food prep.

#3: Nobody’s Perfect
Everyone makes some poor decisions here and there. Whether it’s eating unhealthy food, missing training sessions, not getting enough sleep etc… I find it very important to not dwell on the bad decisions. It’s important to recognize the slip, think of what might have caused it and learn from your mistakes. When you start to dwell over a negative choice, you enter a negative state of mind which is a recipe for more bad decisions. The faster you can get over your mistake the quicker you can learn from it and start moving in a positive direction.

#4: Just Do It
Training is a big part of my life. It keeps me happy and on track. With the exceptions of being sick or on vacation, I haven’t missed a single training session since I started training. My secret is just starting. When the first thought of resistance enters my head, I stop thinking and focus on one task, simply getting myself to the gym. As soon as I begin and the blood starts pumping (usually after I finish my first set), what seemed impossible a couple of minutes ago becomes easily manageable.

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Richard working on a reverse lunge.

#5: Momentum
Momentum is a very powerful thing; especially when it comes to training. I love using momentum to my advantage. Whenever I’m on a good roll (making good decisions and achieving my goals) I try to carry that momentum over into my next endeavor. It’s much easier to find motivation when you’ve got momentum on your side, making it easier to achieve your goals.

**Stay tuned for next week when Garrett, Fitness Professional at DeHenzel Training Systems, shares his top habits for success!**

Written by Richard Moujaes
5 Successful Habits of Fitness Professionals: Richard Moujaes

Food prep photo courtesy of: joegough/bigstock.com


About DeHenzel Training Systems: DeHenzel Training Systems offers In Home Personal Training services throughout Northern Virginia and Washington DC.  Aside from in home, personal training is also available at the office gym or outdoors at a local park.

Within Northern Virginia, we service Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William Counties including: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, Vienna and Woodbridge.

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