Stop Making Excuses

Are you working out and eating properly today? If your answer is “No” or “I’ll do it tomorrow”, I’m going to tell you to get out of your own way! If you have 30-45 minutes, you can get in a workout. Planned on eating fast food on your lunch break or just skipping lunch entirely? You’re only making it harder on yourself. Plan your meals, take your lunch and go for a walk! It’s that simple. Now GO!

Get Moving

Did you know you can get an awesome workout without a gym membership? Get yourself some dumbbells and an exercise ball and you’re all set! If you’re a beginner to weight training, I’d recommend tension bands to start off with instead of weights. All of these items are less than $30 total (unless you buy heavier dumbbells, than it may be around $45)! Go online and look up a routine and how to execute the moves properly. Training at home WILL take a lot of  motivation, but so will going to a gym. The difference is you’re not stuck paying a monthly fee for something you’re not using, so it’s up to you to decide which way is better. If neither works for you, try finding a bootcamp in your area or join a networking group involved in fitness. There is always a way to workout, you just have to get up and get moving! Be blessed, healthy, and happy! 

Food Is NOT Your Enemy

Food is good for you! You need it to fuel your workouts and keep you healthy. It’s the “food” you choose to eat that is your enemy. Two fists full of green beans is not the same as two fists full of potatoe chips. If you make healthy choices, you can eat MORE and still reach your fitness goals. Trade your greasy, fried foods for grilled or baked foods. Put down the 20 ounce of soda and drink water or green tea instead. Little swaps like this can make a huge impact in your life. You may even find yourself full longer because you’re giving your body food with real nutritional value! Give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised.  You only get one body, feed it right!