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Monday, September 8, 2014

10 Tips for Better Workouts

Sticking to a fitness program and living a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be just plain tough. As a busy mom of three, I totally feel this way at times between trying to keep the house clean, take care of the kids, prepare meals, etc. Sometimes the last thing I want to do is get in a workout. BUT, I have seen how beneficial this is both for me and my family; it's totally worth it!

This is why I wanted to share ten tips with you that I have found helpful when I am feeling burned out. Hopefully one or more of these will help you too.
  1. Wake Up Early :: Tell yourself the night before that you will be waking up early and that sleeping in or hitting snooze is not an option.
  2. Warm Up :: Your muscles need time to warm up in order to prevent cramps or injuries.
  3. Get Enough Sleep :: How many hours do you need each night? Figure that out and make sure you are in bed on time.
  4. Make a Daily Schedule :: There is an old saying, "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail" and I have found it to be very true. Schedule your workouts. Start meal planning and prepping. Be as prepared as you can for your week ahead.
  5. Eat Well :: You can work out all you want, but if you aren't eating well, you are not going to get very far. Be sure to be eating a well-balanced diet.
  6. No Excuses :: Keep your overall goal at the forefront of your mind. Stick with it; you can do this!
  7. Drink More Water :: To figure out how much water you need, take your body weight, divide that number in half and drink that number in ounces daily. Drinking enough water helps you feel energized, clear headed and refreshed!
  8. Take Needed Breaks :: Schedule in your rest days. Your body needs these to recuperate.
  9. Vary It Up :: Falling into a routine of doing the same thing day in and day out can make you want to skip your workout. Vary your workout, playlists, and/or your post workout reward.
  10. Tell yourself you can do this. :: You have to believe in yourself. Don't give up.

1 comment:

  1. Very good tips...I still have a hard time getting in my allotted amount of water...I really hate water! =)