It’s amazing to know that summer is right around the corner, and it seems like Christmas just got over. Now is the time more than ever, to set those goals and get healthy and fit. There is still time to get in the best shape of your life, and set attainable goals.
Get a journal!
Start off by getting a journal , and writing your goals in there, and how you plan to achieve them. We all have them, and if you are one that has always worn a one piece bathing suit, and would love to get in that two piece for the first time , here is your chance! Journaling every day has been a love of mine. It helps me keep track of the food I eat, and my workouts. It helps to look back and see just how well or how bad you’ve been eating. Start off by writing down your daily meals, or what you plan to eat. This will help you stay on track.
There is no time to waste. Pick the workouts you plan on doing or the classes you plan on attending , and make sure you get to them everyday. If you are one that loves yoga, plan on attending your yoga classes daily, or even bump it up to hot yoga once a week to burn some extra calories. It’s essential to set up a workout plan . If you feel you need to take one day off, make sure that you are working out all the other days. I make it a point to workout everyday , or attend one of my favorite classes. That’s exactly how I feel better, and get more things done. I not only feel better, but exercise clears my head, and just makes me feel so much healthier. If you feel your not a gym person, then find great workouts through Pinterest, or even through some wonderful apps that you can download. Body rock, is one of my all time favorites. You can download that onto your smart Tv , and do the workouts right in your living room. In today’s world , there are so many unique ways of getting that workout in. If you are a walker , and not a runner, make sure to walk everyday , and try working your way up to running. It can be done.
Get some health food , and throw out the crap!
Now is the time to set yourself up on a healthy way of eating. Throw out all the garbage that you have in your pantry or fridge, and replace with wholesome foods such as greens, veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts , and legumes. There are many ways to incorporate healthy meals into your days. Grab a good cookbook and start cooking. That’s the best way to start. You don’t have to be Emeril to be able to cook healthy. A good juice, or a good mixed vegetable salad can turn into one of your favorite meals. Figure out a healthy calorie intake to start with , to get your weight down. Healthy eating mixed with good exercise is the strategy for great success. Try to buy organic when possible. This will cut down on your intake of pesticides and residues, which are so much healthier.
I can’t stress this enough. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Fueling yourself with enough water is essential not only for good health, but for healthy weight loss. You may not even know on some days just how dehydrated you can be. I always have a water jug with me at all times. If you aren’t a water person, try adding in some different fruits to give it some taste. I love cucumbers and strawberries in my water. It’s very important that you take in enough water daily, especially if you are sweating.
Applying these essentials to your daily plan of weight loss will get you to your goal weight , and will make you feel healthier than ever before. Now is the time to do it. We only get today. There is no better time to start than NOW! Your worth it!