These past few weeks, I have notice that my regular work out classes seem to be getting just a bit more packed. It’s just a little more difficult to get my favorite bike at FLYWheel, and my usually spacious Body By Simone class has become a seriously popular dance party. Today, I realized
ITS TIME TO SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER!
Now I get it. Winter is hard. It is hard to drag yourself out of bed to get to the gym on a snowy morning. It is hard to choose a healthy salad, when you could have those warming comfort foods. Well, WINTER IS OVER!!!
Losing weight is NOT just about working out: In order to lose weight, you have to eat right. Actually, 80% of weight loss is about the types of food we eat. It’s time to cut back on the pasta, amp up veggie consumption, and choose Fresh fruit over Fresh baked cookies (sorry about that.)
DRINK MORE WATER: Drinking tons of water truly aids in weight loss. Often times, when we think we are hungry, we are actually dehydrated. Water flushes out excess sodium, which decreases bloating and puffiness. Water is AWESOME… DRINK IT!
CUT BACK SODIUM: Sodium is one serious offender. Overly salty foods make us look heavier than we actually are! Often times, our bodies hold on to “water weight” and excess fluid because of high sodium intake. Get rid of the bloat and opt for fresh or dried herbs over salt.
EXERCISE: MOVE YOUR BOD! So many people have desk jobs, and spend most of their time sitting in front of a computer. We are meant to be mobile. Our muscles crave challenge. The hardest part about working out is getting started. Get up and get moving! Try for at least 3-4 times a week.
Whenever I am tired, and would rather stay in bed, I try to remember
No one ever said “Wow, I regret working out today”.
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