Getting the energy to get up and moving can be a hard task. Especially with our insane schedules pulling us in different directions. Let’s look at some small things that we can do to get on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
Working out with a partner can give us a lot of motivation. Not only do we have someone pushing us, but you can also be an inspiration also. We can see a difference in our endurance when we feed off each others energy. This can be a quick run in the park, or a Zumba class.
Making Better Choices
Let’s face it, ranch dressing goes with just about everything know to man. It’s is just SO good! Is there a better choice? Yes, balsamic vinegar. You can pretty much get away with only using a few teaspoons before you overpower your dish. So a little bit goes a long way and its delish! Did I mention the calories are low? 🙂
Music is the key! Create your own playlist in advance or invest in some really great headphones. Working out is mental! Your mind will give out before your body does, so be sure to get yourself pumped to get through the hard days!
Let’s make this one as simple as we can. Drinking a lot of water triggers your body to release fluid. Drinking small amounts of water causes your body to retain fluid. Why? Because your body is built to protect you. If you are not giving it what it needs, it will hold on to it for future use.
Eating a lot (at least 5 times a day) will trigger your body to burn carbs and speed up your metabolism. Not eating enough will cause your body to hold on to fat. Why? Because again, your body is built to protect you. If you are not giving it what it needs, it will hold on to it (fat) for future use. So do not listen to these “I’m only going to eat one meal a day so I can lose weight fads”. Portion control several times a day is better than one big meal one time a day.
Simple enough right? 😉
Limit the amount of alcohol you are consuming during the week. Alcoholic beverages can hold a lot of unwanted calories. Especially beer, it is full of empty calories and packs on pounds.
5 words. Cheat meal, not cheat day
It takes 15 minutes for your body to begin metabolizing. So shoot for 45 minutes.
Stay away from scales they are the biggest liars. Pay attention to your clothes and how they fit.
After it is all said and done, relax! Your body needs to rest. If you need to work out, do something simple and light.
Have a great day!