Mark your workouts on your calendar. They are one of the most important appointments you could keep!
Don’t skip your pre-paid classes or the gym you’re paying for every month. Think of the money you’re wasting!
Avoid winter blues/ depression. When you exercise your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins make you feel good.
MOTIVATIONBut I just don’t want to!!And other defeating things we say to ourselves Hi everyone, in this post we are going to take a look at how a change in mindset can motivate you to reach goals. Have you ever said any of these phrases to yourself?? But what do I get in return?
Well, it's been a little over a month and a half since the end of school. Things are definitely not easy in this life, nor are things handed to you. You need to get on your feet and keep moving on to the next big thing. Activity at my present job with sports performance training and personal training is relatively slow, but building. I anticipate that this next month could hold a good amount of growth there. The tough part is coming in to a program at this location that was desserted.
1. Drink plenty of Water- Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is key when it comes to staying healthy. Especially here in sunny Miami. Drinking water helps to decrease appetite as well as eliminate "I'm bored/hungry cravings." The goal is to drink half of ones body weight in ounces daily. ExtraTip- If water seems boring to you, add freshly squeezed lemon or lime for flavor as well as a dose of healthy antioxidants.
2. Cook your own meals/brown bag it- Set aside a day (I usually pick Sunday) to cook and prepare your own meals for the week.
My PEOPLE...how are you? I have to say, it does seem like I'm having a conversation with myself most of the time but I guess this is true until someone reads it. Today I want to touch on what I like to call "Fitness Alliances". What is a Fitness alliance you ask? Its people, places or things that remind you or encourage you to remember that health and wellness are now a PRIORITY in your life. Again I go back to the "know it all attitude". I am guilty of this my damn self.
Are you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time? Everyone’s heard the stats and probably experienced it themselves—New Year’s Resolutions are made with such conviction but so often abandoned within a few months. January is the big month for gym membership booms and by March there is no line for the treadmill anymore.
Posted by Nicki Anderson
Edited by Functional Fitness of DuPage
Julie Burks explains:
-adhere to regular workouts
-follow a meal plans (breakfast every day, frequent small meals, fruits and veggies at each meal and sufficient water)
-eat a healthy snack before attending holiday gatherings
-go easy on alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks and soda
-eat foods that combat stress (salmon, tuna, turkey, chicken, beans and legumes, walnuts and other nuts, flaxseed, olive oil, whole grains, oats, asparagus, spinach and other dark green veggies, pomegranate, berries and dark chocolate (72% cocoa o