Achieving a great level of fitness can be easy with extraordinary rewards. Believe it or not, just adding a few habits to your everyday routine can help you to reach your fitness goals and leave bad habits in the dust.
1. Eat the right foods.
Believe it or not, your fitness starts with your diet. A few examples: You can hit the gym 8 days a week and not put on a single pound of muscle if you aren’t getting enough protein. Feed the machine- if you’re increasing your workout, you’ll need to increase your food intake appropriately. Post-workout soreness? The right foods and supplements can help your muscles recover more quickly. If losing weight is your fitness goal, then you’ll need to increase protein and fiber while reduce prepared foods and refined sugars. Above all else, your fitness regimen should include plenty of water!
2. Move! Do something for your fitness every single day.
One purpose for this is momentum. Momentum keeps things moving toward the end result, and keeps you focused. Another reason for this, is because consistent activity is key to reaching and maintaining your fitness goals. So while you don’t have to go to the gym every day, you do want to get in some kind of activity; wake up in the morning and move for 10 to 20 minutes. Take the dog for a walk. If you work at a computer all day, set the alarm on your phone to remind you to get up and stretch every hour or so. You can also add movement into your daily routine as much as possible- take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther and walk, and pick up a set of weights while watching TV. You’ll be surprised how quickly you see results!
Implement an exercise regimen that you LOVE! If you have a gym membership and you’re either not going or dragging yourself there… you may want to try an alternative you really enjoy. Imagine what it would be like to feel excited about your workout!
A few suggestions to consider:
Boxing, kickboxing, martial arts. Taught at LA Boxing Gyms nationwide; they cater to all ages and fitness levels.
Bootcamp and cross fit
Yoga, hot yoga, bikram yoga (REALLY hot yoga!), Paddleboard yoga
Pilates and Barre
Dancing; zumba, ballet, modern, classic, bollywood, s factor, pole dancing, aerial
Sports; basketball, golf, raquetball, tennis, ice skating
Swimming; water aerobics, polo