The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler which means summer is coming to an end. For me a change in seasons means one thing, time to set some goals. Although summer has been a blast, eating has been irregular and unhealthy at times. There is no better time to get back on track than the start of the school year. So....... Who's in? Who needs a group of people to motivate them? Who is ready for a change? There will always be an excuse: fall is too busy, I am not that unhealthy, I am too far gone, I don't know where to start, eating healthy is too expensive.... and so on. Forget all of them. The time is now.
Time to make a change to better your health.
Before you start please keep this in mind... try to stay away from calorie counting, fad diets, and starvation goals; try to not only eliminate some "bad" from your diet, but also add some good. Focus on whole foods, try to cut out some processed.
Look at what you are doing now for fitness. Is it enough? Did you know that as adults we should have at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week? It is advised that these be in bouts of 10 minutes or more at a time. Keep in mind things such as house work, yard work, walking to work all count towards your 150 minutes. Having said that maybe you could make your goal to have 3 planned moderate to vigorous workouts per week. These could be swimming, running, power walking, biking, power yoga, zumba, crossfit... the list goes on.
After you make your nutrition and exercise goals....
- WRITE THEM DOWN.
- Make them visible. Post them on your fridge, in your planner, on your mirror
- Tell people! Find a friend, coworker or family member that will do it along side you or at least be your cheerleader and keep you accountable.
- Like our new community page on Facebook
- Post your goals, share your stories, your struggles and your successes with everyone