NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
hey to all, I hope that you have enjoyed the last week of presents, parties, mistletoe and junky food! It's time to step off the chuckwagon! I always try to think of my fitness and nutrition to be one of an effort to maintain balance. I definitely love to have fun, go to dinner and host parties where I serve some fun and not so healthy food. But, what makes the difference is that in our home, we try to balance that out with maintaining our workouts and keeping our fridge stocked with real and whole foods. So, we never really step too far away from what is good for us. SO, what can you do TODAY to stay in balance? Here's where I would start:
MOVE every day! I am a gym rat and love going to group fitness classes, but, you don't have to! WALK, RUN, BIKE...do something today to elevate your heart rate and keep it there for at least 30 minutes. NO, housework doesn't count.
KEEP a food journal...not all the time, unless accountability is something you really require. I keep a journal when it's time for me to have a reality check with myself. I love the website from Livestrong.com http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/
FIND a fitness buddy! my favorite way to stay focused is to have my fitness friends keep me on track. We meet at the gym, we talk fitness, we share recipes and we keep it real. Find someone who you trust, who won't sabotage or derail you. The more you surround yourself with people who support your goals, the greater your chance of success will be. Fitness loves company, whether it's a running buddy, a spotter in the weight room, or a pal to bolster your courage as you tackle that first yoga class.
Experts say buddying up can make your workout easier to stick with and harder to miss.
EAT real, clean food! stay away from processed, packaged, salted, sugared junk!