Many friends and family have been struggling with sticking to workout programs, healthy eating, drinking more water, etc. In an effort to help y'all out I’m holding a workshop to answer as many wellness and fitness questions as possible. the workshop will kick off a 6-week program beginning in October through mid-November. Just in time for you to enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving and look fierce for New Years Eve! This is a new program I’ve designed so I’m doing it as a PILOT program which means NO FEE. If it works as well as I envision I will do it again in January 2016 to kick off the New Year. There will be several options so you'll be able to tailor this program to your personality and goals. Please stay tuned for exact date, time and location. There will be more details as October approaches.
Here are 10 things you can do to show your support for women’s health:
- Learn what steps you can take for good health at any age.
- Take the pledge and get on the map.
- Schedule your well-woman visit. #CheckupDay
- Join the National Women’s Health Week Thunderclap.
- Dress up your social media profile pictures with our Twibbon.
- Share an inspirational card to support your decade.
- Spread the word with our prewritten social media messages.
- Organize events or activities.
- Meet our ambassadors.
- Use #NWHW in any messages you share about the week.
For more ideas on how you can participate in National Women’s Health week, please visit womenshealth.gov/nwhw.
Let’s get real. 4 minute abs doesn’t mean you will get a six pack in 4 minutes. It means it is a 4 minute workout targeting your abdominal muscles. If you want a six pack or a flat tummy you need to do at least two things. Develop strong, tight abdominal muscles and shed excess fat in and around your abdomen. Before starting a new exercise program or diet of the week, ask yourself, am I really ready to change my lifestyle? Because that’s exactly what it’s going to take to reach your goal. If you’re not ready and you begin a new program or diet you will not be successful. You will end up cheating or quitting and then you’ll be disappointed in yourself and frustrated. The key to being successful is being mentally and emotionally prepared to commit to changing parts of your life. You will have to change how you eat, what you eat, and your shopping habits. You will have to change your daily routine to incorporate your workout(s). Sometimes you’ll have to wake up an hour earlier than usual or skip that lunchtime gossip session to get your 30 minute walk in. A large majority of the photos you see of fit, toned and a thin people in magazines, on television and the Internet have gone through a grueling process to look that way. Some of them work on their bodies day and night giving up enjoyable foods, alcohol, a social life and dating because of the commitment they made to themselves to look a certain way. Bodybuilders, for example, often refer to it as “the lifestyle”. For the person who isn’t looking to become Mr. or Ms. Olympia, there is no need or desire to take that path. Therefore, you need to remind yourself that you cannot undo years of unhealthy habits in 30 days. It took quite a while (usually years) to create the body you are currently in and it will take time to transform it. Once you understand and accept this you will be better prepared to start your journey and celebrate each victory along the way no matter how small. I hope this is helpful to someone. May you be successful in your transformation!