Four coffees and Lady Ga Ga.
Well, actually I do the opposite. I treat myself with a coffee and sip it down while I eat a piece of fruit while walking to the gym. Once I get there (and wake up), I either run (training for the KY Derby Half marathon), row, lift or swim. I mix things up so I hit all muscle groups and I try to motivate myself to chug at least a bottle or two of water in the first few hours of being awake. I am trying to grow a liking to spinning and other activities but…that liking hasn’t grown just yet. Anyone have a favorite workout to share?
I must declare that this routine is not easy, but I inspire myself the night before by knowing what workout I want to do the following morning. So, would this be something that you can start or continue to do in your lifestyle? If waking up every day at the crack-of-dawn and breaking a sweat does not sound enthusing to you, try to find something that will work with your liking. I have some tips/ideas below to make small steps in improving your overall wellness.
Carry a water bottle with you everywhere. Act like it is a tattoo and it won’t go away. Oh ya, make sure to drink and refill consistently.
Flavor your coffee with either cocoa or cinnamon for extra phytonutrients.
Take a break in your afternoon for a five minute stretch. You don’t have to get down and give me twenty, but a daily stretch can do a body good.
If you have trouble eating the recommended amount of fruits or vegetables — make one day a week THE day to consume the advised amount.
Swap your soda consumption with tea, water, coffee and/or milk.
Get a pedometer to see if you can reach 10,000 steps in a day.
Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do not go hours without food. This will make you mean.
Allocate a small amount of your daily calories for chocolate or something that you really love. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life.
Pack your lunch one day a week and walk for 30 minutes during the lunch hour.
Text yourself what you eat. Many people have journals but I think having the information on your phone will not allow for any excuses for not documenting your intake.
Please share ideas.
Have a healthy and fit day!
My favorite workout is Taebo! I have been doing it off and on in my various apartments for years. It is consistently entertaining and challenging. Try it!
Kelly – I LOVE group fitness classes! They are really energizing in the mornings and I tend to push myself harder/longer when I don’t have to come up with the moves myself and there is a whole class there to make sure you don’t quit!