How many times have you heard someone say that fitness changed their lives forever? Countless times! Once you’re bitten by the fitness bug, there’s no turning back! This is the kind of attitude you can expect from Fitmark Ambassador Samuel Francois. He has a ‘can’t-stop, won’t-stop!’ determination that’s contagious.
Fitmark Ambassador: Samuel Francois
Lifestyle: Certified Online Personal Trainer, Fitness Athlete
Fitmark Meal Bags: the Envoy Duffel
Fitmark Ambassador Samuel Francois is following his dream and out to motivate you along the way. He told us about his “crazy appetite for fitness” and how he fell in love the moment he started lifting weights:
I know the fitness community is where I truly belong; it drives me to work harder towards what I’m most passionate. My hunger for fitness will continue to take me to the next level as an educator and motivator, so I can ultimately be an inspiration to other fitness enthusiasts and help them become the best version of themselves.
Being Active Is A Lifestyle Choice
The trick to getting bitten by the fitness bug is to approach it as a change in lifestyle that you’re going to stick to every day. Samuel tells his clients that getting active and eating right is a “lifestyle choice, not a trend.” He told us:
I believe you don’t need to make huge changes to start eating healthier. It’s best to set small, realistic goals and change your habits little by little, day by day to accomplish your goals.
Small Steps Lead To Big Changes
Making changes is a big move, and it’ll take you time to settle into your new routine. So follow Samuel’s advice and take it one step at a time so you don’t stress yourself out and get discouraged. Giving up is not an option! Here are a few tips that Samuel gave us:
We can all agree temptation is everywhere, so try your very best to customize your diet in ways that will benefit your body as well as your mind. If you’re like me and you enjoy inputting and calculating your macros, then you’ll enjoy Myfitnesspal; it’s an app I use daily to keep me on track. Trust me, those small changes will make a big difference to your health.
Samuel Francois’ Top Health Tips
- Start with the main 3 meals of the day with 1 or 2 snacks in between.
- If you’re always on the go like myself, pack your lunch, snacks and maybe even dinner in one of those awesome Fitmark meal bags. This gives you more control over what you eat and puts you one step closer to achieving your goals.
- Whatever you do, try your very best to not skip or delay meals.
- Believe it or not when you ignore hunger, you’ll end up eating too much or maybe even choosing an unhealthy snack.
- Another trick that helped me when I was first getting started was to not eat super fast. Take your time to relax, chew and enjoy your meal. The goal is to make eating a wonderful pleasure and not so much of a chore.
So remember: keep it simple, start with 3 meals and 2 snacks, and enjoy your meals.
Part of Samuel’s success comes from always having a bag packed and ready to go. He told us:
Fitmark Bags have become part of my life! Having a bag packed and ready to go every single day has helped me become more in tune with this lifestyle. It’s funny because when I think about it as a kid bringing lunch to school in your lunchbox wasn’t always the coolest thing, but when I’m walking around with my Fitmark Bag filled with healthy strong meals, I feel like the coolest guy in the entire world!
With three bags to his name, Samuel uses different bags for different occasions. The one bag that stands out though is the Envoy Duffel. He told us:
The Envoy Duffel is by far the best and coolest duffel I’ve ever had. I use it for work sometimes, because it has a lot of space and will hold most of my clothes for the gym, and also some workout equipment for my clients so they can all enjoy a great workout. I also take my ENVOY on longer trips as my carry-on luggage. It not only carries all of my clothes, shoes,and supplements, but it even has a separate padded laptop pocket to secure my laptop. That’s not all, the coolest part is that it has a removable meal prep bag that comes with 2 perfect size containers for me to either enjoy while I wait for my next flight or for extra meals.
It’s been four years since Samuel began his fitness journey and he still has “the same “can’t-stop, won’t-stop!” attitude today. The key, he says, is preparation:
So thank you Fitmark Bags for always keeping me organized and looking cool!
You can follow Fitmark Ambassador Samuel Francois on Instagram @sf4fitness