What are your fitness and health goals? What are you doing to attain them? Without a plan, a goal is merely a wish…and, quite frankly, you are about as likely to see your wish granted as you were to get that pony you asked Santa for when you were 9. You have to earn it. It’s not just going to happen.
So, where do you start? Well, exercise and clean eating are pretty much the consensus.
So map out your plan.
1. Make a commitment to exercise. Maybe you need to start with a short walk every day. Maybe you’re ready for tough group fitness classes or you want to train for a marathon. Whatever it is, choose something that will challenge you. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep seeing the results you’ve always seen. Challenge yourself. It will be hard. It’s supposed to be hard.
2. Make a diet plan. Don’t starve yourself. Turn your diet into a positive. Plan healthy snacks that you eat throughout the day (even if you’re not hungry yet). Eat a high fiber, low sugar diet. Fresh fruits and veggies can fill in the gap between larger meals. Keep track of what you’re eating (I like myfitnesspal.com) …and don’t lie about it. Your body keeps an accurate record of what you’re eating even if you fudge it on your exercise diary.
3. Drink your water. Seriously. Get your Hydr-8 water tracking bottle and really follow your time goals. Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day in addition to water you drink at workout or at meals. If you get enough water, your body will naturally start to flush out toxins, strengthen your organs, and help you to feel energized and healthy. Hydr-8’s water tracking bottles are ideal for tracking and maintaining your day to day hydration.
4. Get enough sleep. Go to bed early and wake up early. Your body needs adequate sleep time in order to maximize the effects you get from exercise. Don’t deprive your body of rest. You won’t thank yourself later.
Start there. Just 4 steps. Once you feel comfortable with these baby steps, you can tweak and improve until you’re a fitness machine! But today, just make a plan.