On January 1, 2018 I declared, “I will be super fit and healthy for my 41st year! I am dedicated to this journey and super close here are some of the insights I have gained;
Being FIT is super important for mental/emotional/spiritual well being, heart health, metabolism, glowing skin, great self esteem, and too many other things to name. Lets just say that if you are not fit you can not have the best life ever!!! There are a few things I have learned lately that will propel your journey to being FIT. Please benefit from my reading and experience and take this advice and run with it. You will not regret being fit, it will only enhance all of the other things you do to be well. SO HERE GOES….. The top three MUSTS to getting FIT!!
- WORK OUT DAILY 30 min or MORE and VARY YOUR EXERCISE Daily exercise is essential for your well being and what is most exciting is that variety is best so you will not get bored make sure to include cardio (brisk walking, running, dancing, playing soccer, zumba, etc), strengthening (PIYO, weights, resistance bands, martial arts, etc), and flexibility (stretching, yoga, pilates, PIYO). It may feel daunting if you do not exercise but once you get over all the reasons you can’t and start to exercise you will feel awesome and it will be easier to do daily. You can not afford to skip this step EXERCISE is ESSENTIAL for long term health. I also encourage you to find ways to be active throughout your day. Do squats and lunges throughout the day. Walk as much as you can. Take the stairs. Whatever you have to do to be active throughout your day, make it happen!
- EAT REAL FOOD! TRY smaller more frequent meals. Most bodies does best with vegetables, leafy greens, root veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Eat 60-75% of your body weight in grams of healthy protein. Protein shakes (with minimal processed ingredients), lean proteins such as tofu, chicken, and fish. Eat lots of veggies with all of your meals especially leafy greens. Add root veggies and whole grains to your meals in the first part of your day to give you energy for your day and exercise. Eat low glycemic fruits such as; grapefruit, green apples, all berries, pomegranates, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Include healthy fats in your diet like; olive oil in your salad dressing, unsweetened yogurt, nuts, avocados. Healthy fats in moderation. Limit or eliminate all sugar. Try eating smaller meals and eat more often this will boost your metabolism and give you energy throughout your day!
- DRINK WATER!!! Water is nature’s most amazing elixir!! It is too AMAZING not to prioritize. Half your weight in ounces is the general rule but please drink more especially when you work out. Water can not be replaced with milks or juices. If you hate water GET OVER IT!!! This is too important. Water nourishes us at a cellular level, it energizes us, helps boost our immunity and metabolism, gives us healthy glowing skin, elevates our mood, detoxifies our body, and MANY MANY other benefits!!
These three things done consistently will produce amazing results!! You will be fit and every other part of your life will benefit. Please gift yourself and everyone around you by being FIT!!! Wishing you nothing but the very best!!!