I’ve been hearing an undercurrent of people who are saying the same thing: they ready to make some healthy life changes. Lately, I’ve had an influx of people asking me for advice, help and tips for making healthy changes.
I’m actually in the same boat. I am committing to making healthier choices, specifically pertaining to what I put in my mouth. Brace yourself: I am committing to forgoing all Doritos this month. With all the BBQs and parties, I’d say it’s a lofty goal. Sidenote: Instead of saying over and over, “I can’t have that, I can’t have that,” I’m going to follow a friend’s advice and just pray that I crave healthier foods. How great is that?
So, throughout the month, I’m going to be posting some great tips and tools to gaining ground form the line in the sand we’ve drawn, okay? Make sure you subscribe to this if you want updates.
First thing’s first. Record everything you eat for a week. Everything from snacks to any liquid you put into your body. This will be a great overview of what needs added, changed, etc. Studies show that people who are significantly (25 lbs or more) above their ideal/natural body weight, EATING HEALTHY helps make the greatest gains. I’ll post more on this later, possibly tomorrow.
Exercise will help speed up that process, but it will become the most important when you get closer to the natural size your body’s designed to be. (I always recommend both eating well and exercising.)
Everyone has the same thing to say regarding exercise: “I don’t have a ton of time.” Well, since we all have the same amount of time in a day, I say take 20-30 minutes and get active. It is THE thing that helps us feel good right away. Our body is designed to move, and with so much of what we do today being on our backsides, we have to schedule in some time to sweat. (Yep, sweating is good!) Because of this time crunch, my sister and I designed some beautiful and short workouts that will torch fat and boost the metabolism. You may remember, because I posted them last year. (If you want more details, type “tabata” in the search bar, and it will bring you to each individual post.)
In fact, one of these workout cards we designed has well over 1,000 pins on Pinterest! Woop woop! People are finding them worthwhile and effective.
So take your pick, and do one card 3 times in the next week. They’re a great way to mix it up. Just head to a park, your backyard–or your living room! No excuses, and just go hard!
All are printable–or save them to your phone for later recall. (Highly recommend downloading the tabata timer pro app to do these! That way you don’t have to focus on your watch the entire time and focus on the moves instead.)
Now go make today amazing! (This is over a month’s options for cardio. Pick one, do it 3 times a week, then go to the next.) Enjoy!