We are 6 months into the New Year and the sun is finally shining!
Sometimes daily life keeps us so busy that we lose motivation to work out and eat healthy. It happens so gradually we hardly notice it. Before we know it, we can get off track and old habits slowly get the upper hand.
Here are some tips to get back on track and take charge of your health:
Schedule exercise time today. Exercise is an investment in your aging process. Put it on your calendar. For me it’s usually between 1-2pm that I workout to break up the day. It does not have to be a long session; it can be 10 minutes to start then build on it. Just move. The biggest predictor of whether you work out tomorrow is whether you work out today. The tough part is to begin. Take a walk, park farther away at the store, make several trips up and down your stairs —it doesn’t matter what it is, just do something. Before you know it, you will be back on track working out 3-5x week. Shoot for 150 minutes/week.
Eat for energy and vitality, not to just fill a hunger void you have. We all wake up some days feeling sluggish. Sometimes we feel that way because we didn’t eat well the day before. If you change your attitude to eat for energy and vitality versus just eating to fill a hunger void, you will set yourself up to have more energy and be more productive through the day.
Join an exercise group. Sometimes all you need is a great group of people to help you reach your weight loss and fitness milestones. A group training program will energize and motivate you to stay consistent and reach your fitness goals. In addition, having a professional design and deliver your workouts and correct your form is essential to maximize your results and reduce injuries.