Welcome 2015. Time again to think about what the new year will bring. Fitness goals seem to top most peoples lists of new years resolutions. I am no different, at this time of year I am always thinking about what I can do to become more fit. I am also a lover of lists, I am always making lists with bullet points, numbers and check boxes which really excites me. Lists allow me to organize and track my life; it also allows me to focus my research while preparing blog posts. Sooooo……here is the first list of the new year..here it goes….
- Write down your workout – if you write it, you manifest and affirm it and you are creating your workout program. Don’t just write it once, write down what you plan to do every single week.
- Mix up your workout routine – especially for cardio exercise. Doing this will help you to not plateau and will continually challenge your body.
- Sleep – The U.S. is the most sleep deprived country on earth. Think of how healthy it is to sleep, so much occurs to our bodies during our sleep time, especially healing. Sleep is the best form of self care.
- Change one thing about your diet – don’t make huge, sweeping resolutions to eliminate entire food groups, just start small, eliminate soda pop to start.
- Exercise at least 20 minutes per day. You can always fit 20 minutes into a busy day. Getting up 20 minutes earlier to exercise is doable.
- Focus on your gut – the best abs are created in the kitchen. Also include a probiotic into your food regimen
- Eat Healthy Fats – avocados, nuts, olive oil, flax seeds. Consume daily.
- Drink more water – add your favorite citrus essential oil to 8 oz of water for a refreshing flavor that will help with detox. This is also a great way to wean from soda. Drink 1/2 of your weight in ounces everyday.
- Eat a healthy breakfast that includes a protein. Breakfasts is still the most essential meal of the day, don’t skip it and be sure to add an egg or a good protein shake to the menu.
- Always workout on Mondays. This will set the tone for the rest of the week.
- Make your schedule more active. Go on active dates, have a meeting while walking, walk to lunch, take the stairs, go on a bike ride instead of watching t.v.
- Try a new workout program – instead of going running, try Zumba
- Let go of the past – if you didn’t meet your goals last year, it’s o.k. let it go and move forward!
- Push yourself physically everyday – do one more pushup, run one more lap, add 5 lbs to your barbell.
- Don’t overbook or over commit – make self care #1 and minimize the busyness in your day so you have time to get fit.
If you incorporate all 15 points into your fitness regimen, you will feel stronger, emotionally balanced and have increased energy during the up-and-coming year.