Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fit Tips

Starting a fitness program can be overwhelming.  Everyone has an opinion of what you need to do, need to eat, need not to eat...  It can be tough to figure out what's best for you.  

To make it easier for you, we've scoured the latest research and taken the top essentials you need to get fit.  Are you ready?

1.  Find a workout partner that is committed and won't let you slack off

2.  Sign up for a race or competition and let everyone know.  They'll help keep you accountable!

3.  Set 3-5 goals each morning that you can accomplish each day.  Make them reasonable and smaller steps towards your bigger goals.

4.  Commit to 30 minutes of intense exercise at least 4 times a week.  Make it an appointment with yourself.

5.  Add weight training to your weekly work outs

6.  Make a food journal.  Be honest about what you're eating.

7.  Drink plain unsweetened teas- green, black, oolong, white, rooibos...

8.  Make sure you're getting enough sleep every night- aim for 7.5 hours.

9.  Eat foods that are spicy.  The spice helps boost your metabolism.

10.  Never go to the grocery store hungry.

11.  Include your kids in your fitness activities as much as possible.

12.  Try a new activity.

13.  Teach someone else what you're learning.

14.  Connect with Mom 4ce every day for support and motivation =)

15.  Spend as much time outside with your kids as possible.

16.  Write down 10 reason why you deserve to be fit and healthy

17.  Focus on berries for fruit.  Frozen they make a wonderful addition to your water.

18.  Stop complaining or making excuses.  Take responsibility for your own actions and create change.

19.  Write a 1 year goal that seems so impossible that you think you'll never reach it and then challenge yourself to do it.

20.  Create a new habit by doing it everyday for 21-28 days.

We hope these tips help get you started or challenge you to continue with your healthy lifestyle changes!

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