Motivation when it comes to fitness can be hard at times. We can lose track when we get busy, when we juggle many things, like family and a career. Fitness needs to be important in your life because how good are we when we really aren’t taking care of ourselves. We are better mothers, friends, our moods are better, and we feel better overall. I have some amazing motivational tips that will keep you wanting to move everyday.
– If you fall off the bandwagon, get right back on. It doesn’t matter if you have to start over. Another day is a new start.
-Buy some amazing workout clothes that are comfortable.Nothing is worse than having a workout ruined because of a poor wardrobe choice,and and it starts with a base layer They are super comfortable and are made well. These clothes are like no other.
-Always keep clean ,healthy snacks on hand. We can often find ourselves driving through a fast food joint when we are in a hurry, and have the kids in the back. Keep some healthy snacks on hand like almonds, bananas, and good protein bars.
-keep a journal. I cant tell you how amazing it is to keep a journal of how you feel during and after your workouts. It keeps you motivated for more.
-Make you time for fitness. Cut out a small portion of your day to get to the gym or your favorite class. You are only keeping yourself healthy on the inside and outside. Do your body good!
We all have areas on our bodies that we want to improve from time to time, but one of the biggest feed backs I get from my followers is how to get more toned in the stomach. I have to say that abs are made in the kitchen! I really mean that. What we eat on a daily basis is 75% of how we get the abs we want, and the other 25% is the workouts we do daily. The foods we choose to eat really makes the difference on how our bodies look .
The abs are one of my favorite areas to work on. I love having a strong core, and I absolutely love working them in the gym, in my classes, or even doing my sit ups every night before bed. I will tell you that eating a diet high in fat, and drinking sugar drinks and too much alcohol will prevent those abs from forming. Here are some great ways to get the abs you want!
- Stay away from starchy carbs. These are NOT good for you. They do nothing but make you feel heavy, and do nothing for the abs you are trying to create. Keep your carb intake on the lower side. If you are doing heavy workouts, make sure you allow enough complex carbs in your diet, such as quinoa, brown rice, ect.
- Add plenty of protein into your diet. Protein is very important when creating abs. Add in plenty of fresh vegetables, greens, raw foods, organic eggs, protein powders when doing workouts. Protein is what helps our muscles grow, and helps with carving abs. Make sure you allow enough protein in every meal you make.
- Eat at home. Make your meals fresh, and stay away from the fat filled meals in restaurants. Making your own meals allows less fat in your meals, and you can keep track of the protein you are putting in your body.
- Make time to move everyday. Get your workout in everyday, and make sure you are burning fat, and calories. The more you move, the quicker the results.
We all have abs. It’s whether we are working hard enough to get to see them! You can do it. It’s time, dedication, patience , and discipline! Start now!
I love Chicago, and as much as I’m visiting, I have found my ultimate place for getting my inner Namaste in. Yoga loft Chicago Is my ultimate favorite yoga studio. The atmosphere is gorgeous, and the minute you leave, you feel amazing. The instructors are absolutely phenomenal, and you will not receive a better cleansing than this place. Chicago is known for the high city life, and that’s one thing I love about it. The energy, the people, shopping, but yoga tops it. It can be overwhelming finding the perfect studio. I’m so glad I found Yoga loft Chicago. It’s located just a few blocks off of Michigan Ave. They offer many classes, but their Power Flow Vinyasa is my favorite. They have wellness workshops weekly if you are in the city visiting.
What is a better gift to give someone , then the gift of fitness. We all know how important it is to stay healthy, but giving gifts for motivation is a great way to help someone special start off the new year!
I have some great Action packed gifts in mind. You could give one of these to that crazy fit friend of yours, or give a sense of motivation for that someone. Everyone loves a gift that they themselves don’t have to worry about buying, or dread buying for themselves.
One item that is at the top of my list is Lululemon capris, which are easy to move in, and on top of it, very comfortable. I truly believe that you can not buy one thing there that isn’t comfortable.
A great buy this season for anyone to use is the Fitbit bracelet. This is an excellent gift for keeping track of the time, steps that you take daily, and so much more. They come in many different colors, and can either be bought for a man or woman. They really do come in handy.
DDo you have that yogi friend who absolutely can’t miss a yoga class? Try picking up a great yoga mat with a cover for him or her. You can give them the most out of their yoga workout, by investing in a really great mat, with a handy strap. What yogi doesn’t want to go prepared?
What about your favorite girlfriend or mother who absolutely loves a good comfy pull over? Athleta makes great pull overs to wear to your workout, and they even can be also worn as a wardrobe staple. These are all great gifts for your action filled fitness friends, or you family members who need a little motivation boost!