It’s that time of year, when it dawns on us that spring is less than a month away. It’s a time when most of us find ourselves wishing that we stuck to all the New Year’s resolutions we set out to do. To those that have achieved their goals, kudos! For those that haven’t, let’s learn from those that have. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar. There’s no time to waste – it’s time to put some Zig in our zag, and spring into action!
Quit hitting that snooze button and get up! The early bird gets the worm, and burns more calories too. Did you know that you can burn 15% more calories throughout the day by exercising in the morning? Exercising in the morning will also help to increase your energy and focus throughout the day. The chances of skipping out on a workout increase the later in the day it gets. By the end of a long work day, you’ll likely feel tired and find yourself coming up with excuses. There’s also increased chances of having to work late or other unexpected things that come up.
Set realistic goals for yourself and commit to a plan of action to achieve them. Remember to give yourself rest days, reasonably cut back on calories and increase physical activity. Research has shown that people that log their food intake are much more successful losing weight than those that don’t. There are several fitness apps that you can use on your cell phone or websites to use to help track calories. Most of us are unaware of our true calorie intake, so tracking your food intake will be a huge benefit to getting you on the right track. Commit to logging your food intake, commit to an exercise plan, and before you know it you will have arrived at your destination – “Fitville”.
You can do anything you put your mind to. Thinking positive and avoiding negativity in your life will help to keep you motivated and disciplined. Being strong in mind and body are crucial to the disciplined consistency needed to achieve your fitness goals. Lack of discipline will lead to lack of results. Watch portion sizes, avoid late night eating and make getting in regular exercise a priority. Don’t neglect the importance of sleep. A poor diet and lack of sleep will lead to a lack of energy, making it that much harder to workout.
Come on dear,
Spring is near –
Get it in gear,
Work off that rear!