Category Archives: Fitness Tips
We all live pretty busy lives therefore, it’s not always easy to find the time to do the home cooking. And we all know that healthy eating is the most important part of the weight loss journey. To avoid foods that are loaded with calories and contain no nutritional value try to prep and precook meals for the week.This will not only save you time, but will also prevent you from grabbing foods that don’t contribute to your fitness and health goals.
You can pre-cook beef or chicken and buy foods that are easy to pack in a cooler and carry on the go such as nuts, fruits, low fat Greek Yogurt, and protein shakes like Shakeology. Having already precooked meal you can simply heat it up and eat on the go. That way you have more control over the foods you consume and will also keep you away from eating unhealthy and processed foods.
Don’t eat processed food. It contains lots of calories and unhealthy fats. Your body stores it away as fat because it can’t do anything with it.
Nurish and fuel your body with nutrient-rich food. Remember that you are the caretaker of your body and your soul! Treat it lika a temple. “If you take good care of it, your body can take you wherever you want to go, with the power and the strength and energy and vitality you will need to get there,” said Jim Rohn.
You had working out to do, you knew you should be doing it, but for one reason or another, you were not doing it. If you didn’t go to the gym yesterday, don’t beat yourself up. Today is a new day! Get your butts up, discipline the mind and the body will follow!
So what are you going to do today to prove yourself and everyone who ever said you couldn’t do it WRONG? 🙂
Each day is a new beginning. It’s free and full of possibilities. Pamela Peek suggests that you should start every day with the following commitment: “Just for today, for the next 24 hours, I will commit to_________,” and then fill in the blank with one small step you’re going to stick to and that will take you step closer to your goal. Being committed to your fitness goals means you have to wake up every day and decide you’re going to make healthy choices. What are you going to commit to today?
Have a great day and productive “feel good” workout. Don’t forget to wake up with that commitment to yourself every day.
Changes in your body will not happen overnight. It is a long journey, but well worth it. Don’t give up! You are worth the time it takes to get in shape, so take the time and make the effort!
When I started to exercise almost four years ago, I couldn’t do three push-ups in a row let alone pull-ups. I had absolutely no arm strength whatsoever. But working my arms intensely three times a week was all I needed to do to increase upper strength. Now I’m even able to do some pull-ups. I felt so exciting when I did my first pull-up!
What I want to say is don’t give up on yourself just because you can’t do 30 push-ups, lift as much as you would like or run as long as you would like…Remember that every squat, every push-up, every jumping jack, and every mile counts. Do your best, work hard and you will improve over time! Challenge yourself each day just a little bit more. It all adds up to big changes.
Many women believe that the only way to lose weight is to do cardiovascular (aerobic exercise). So they jog or take aerobics classes five times a week. Eventually, though, they notice that while their bodies are a little smaller, there are still a lot of flabby and jiggly bits. Sound familiar? Aerobic exercise is important for good health, but it’s only half of the equation.
For optimal fitness, longevity, and a lean body, weight training is essential. If you avoid pumping iron because you’re afraid of getting “bulky,” then you’re missing out on one of the best fat-burning methods around.
When you’re weight training, you shouldn’t rely exclusively on the scale to gauge your progress. You can use a body fat tester or a tape measure to track how many inches you’re losing. The size of your body will shrink as you shed fat and build muscle, but your weight may not change as dramatically as you expect. Besides, what’s more important, the number on the scale or how you look in your skinny jeans? – Gretchen Strait
“So, the next time you find yourself saying (or thinking) I can’t just stop. Then breathe. Then replace the words I can’t with I presently struggle with.” – Ron Pereira
Where the mind goes, the body will follow. Happy Friday everyone! 🙂
Comparison isn’t healthy physically, emotionally or spiritually. Focus and mind your own steering wheel, your own business, your family. Your race to run. Follow your own destiny. If you keep looking back, right to left you will lose control of where you are headed. The grass always looks greener from the other side. Stay on your path and stop comparing. Someone else’s path will take you off your course, maybe lost and wasting time. You’re exactly where you need to be today. Trust It and Trust You. – Karen Ficarelli
Channel your inner superhero today! Believe that you can handle anything and anyone that comes your way! Stay away from your own personal kryptonite! Whether it’s certain foods, habits, or people…stay away from anything that takes you further from your goals or takes away your positive energy. You can leap tall buildings today, but you have to believe that you can! ~ Marsha
“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is a disease.” — Terri Guillemets
Fitness experts agree that it takes 21 days to break a bad habit and form a new one. My advice is to change one habit at a time because multitasking between three or four often means none become habits. And remember that habits, good or bad, are formed by repetition.
“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.” – Jenny Craig