Fitness and Nutrition Tips From the Expert
Lisa Reed stops by to discuss 7 simple yet effective fitness and nutrition tips that you can implement today in order to achieve amazing results! Don’t wait until the new year to start making big changes, get started today!
Fitness and nutrition tips to implement today
September brings a sense of starting over, which makes it the perfect time of year to take a look at where you are and where you want to be with your general health and level of fitness.
There is a sense of new beginnings on all fronts when school begins!
Even if you have a good start in January and keep your resolve throughout the summer, when fall comes – with its endless procession of holidays – even the most dedicated person can stop making their fitness program a priority.
1. Renew your January Goals.
Consider what you have accomplished so far this year, and what new action you need to take to stay on course with your goals. Change your mindset from making a resolution to making a commitment.
Think about the personal responsibility between the two. When people ‘promise’ or make an ‘obligation’ it puts their credibility on the line and maintaining one’s credibility has a huge impact on motivation.
*Declare your goal and involve your family, friends, or coworkers. Even if it’s achieving 5 minutes of exercise daily:
Walk at lunch with a coworker, shoot some hoops with your kids trying out for the basketball team, finish 25 push-ups, etc
2. Drop the “All or Nothing” Approach.
Make the most of your time – even if it’s one set of squats & one set of kitchen counter push-ups, every little bit counts! Even my ReediculouslyFit 7 minute workout will make it a part of your lifestyle.
Here is a 2-minute LRF 100 Body Weight Workout you can do in your kitchen or in front of the TV: 20 Squats, 20 Alternating Lunges touching the floor, 20 Towel Side Lunge Slides, 20 Counter Top Tricep Push-ups, & 20 Calf Raises = 100!
3. Brown bag lunches aren’t just for kids!
You pack the kids lunch but make yours too. And even more importantly, make them the night before! Preparation is key to achieving a fit and healthy lifestyle!
This also means keeping a cooler of snacks in your car while chauffeuring the kids around. A protein shake and an ounce of nuts.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
4. Take the time to eat breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but keep it going every 2.5-3 hours to keep your metabolism up and energy levels high! Do something different this school year and fuel your body each and every morning, 30 minutes after waking up, and continue the 3-hour mini-meal schedule!
Plus, starting off the day with a nutritious breakfast is vital to work productivity!
5. Mark your calendars…
Set your smartphone alarms and SCHEDULE your fitness! Just as you schedule your kid’s events or doctor’s appointments, you also need to schedule your workouts!
6. Plan, Plan, Plan.
You can take better care of your family when you take care of yourself first. Organize yourself and add some “me” time into your busy schedule to start feeling good and energized to take on the challenges the school year brings.
Even if it is the relaxation technique of inhaling for 6 seconds-Hold 4 seconds – Exhale 10 seconds and recognize the shift of
“I am relaxed and ready to focus, sleep, workout, etc!”
7. Learn something new and make it fun!
Try a new exercise, class, sport, or find a nutrition or health education seminar. Keep it fun and keep it interesting!
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