The tips I will be sharing with you here WILL change your life for the better YET at the same time are simple enough for anyone to integrate. But you know what they say, “Easy to do, easy not to do.” So chances are, you KNOW the importance of each of these tips below, but are NOT following through.
The way I see it, fitness is a lifestyle. Living a fit lifestyle should be fun. It should ring with inspiration, not kill you, but MOVE you! So please, never underestimate the power of simple yet profound actions that will infuse a spring in your every step.
Below are 11 tips that you can easily integrate into your busy lifestyle. These tips will help you:
• feel more energized,
• burn fat more effectively,
• be a happier person,
• become stronger and feel lighter!
Burn Fat And Get Energized Naturally
Move your body consistently during the day. Here’s is just one simple way to do so: park in the back of a parking lot. You have been sitting in the car for at least 10 minutes, maybe even 45. Park at the back of the parking lot and get that body walking. These steps will add up and contribute to your health greatly if practiced daily for the rest of your life. (Because just in case you don’t know, sitting is the new smoking.)
Drink more water. Water makes up about 2/3 of our body! It is an essential element to our health and every single cell and organ relies on water to function. If that’s not inspiration to drink up, not sure what else is.
So how much water is enough water? On the average experts say 8-8oz. glasses of water a day is good. However, if you are an athlete and are sweating and exercising your body the way we do, up to a gallon a day is great!
Mindful breathing: breath in deep and out long, consistently. Deep mindful breathing changes our internal chemistry and diminishes the stress hormones that keep fat on our bellies.
I imagine any yoga class you take, anywhere in the world, you will hear reference to the breath from your teacher throughout the class. It is the forefront of a nourishing yoga practice.
Additionally, breathing techniques have proven to increase a runner’s time, a swimmer’s performance, and an athlete’s strength too.
Get outside! Go hiking. We have the most magnificent trails in the world here on Kauai as well as some of the most pristine beaches. Get outside and be inspired by nature. It touches more than our physical body. It is fitness for the spirit to hear the birds and the ocean and feel the wind. Oh yeah, this is a great time to practice mindful breathing too. (Next Kauai, Hawaii yoga and fitness Retreat happens February 11-17th, 2016).
Diversifying your weekly exercise routine by weaving in both yoga and fitness. This will not only increase your body’s potential by working every muscle fiber, get your heart pumping and cardio vascular system strong, keep your muscles supple, your body awareness high, and your nervous system nourished; but is also great for: injury prevention, keeps things exciting and fresh, as well as keeps your body from plateauing.
Take a rest day 1-2 times per week. Rest days can keep you from over-training which can lead to injuries and an aching body. Rest days keeps us from feeling burnt out and uninspired, as well as restore and rejuvenate us. Yay! Take at least one rest day per week from exercise, but never take more than 2 days in a row off.
Set goals and make a plan to reach it! A goal without a plan is wishful thinking and will not set you up for success. Create a fitness goal and map out a strategical plan. Not sure how to map out your plan? Find an online coach or a personal trainer to support you. Getting the support you need can shave months off of your results. Just sayin’.
Drop your excuses. If you wanna feel amazing, stop buyng the lie that you are too old, too broke, too tired and too busy to take care of yourself. Just stop.
Get consistent! 15 minutes a day, 6 days a week is better than one hour a day, once a week. Consistent efforts is what is going to keep you feeling on point and energized. Put your exercise time on your calendar! Prioritize it and schedule it as a non-negotiable appointment with your higher self.
Celebrate your breakthroughs. Really. When was the last time you told yourself how proud of yourself you are?
We can get so hung up on where we want to be that we forget how far we have come. If you are following the above tips, there is NO DOUBT that you have plenty to be celebrating in. Acknowledge yourself with a simple pat on the back, a loving cheer of appreciation and an encouraging high five. And do so OFTEN.
This energy will propel you forward and keep you on point.
Eat whole foods. Your jaw would drop if you weighted the amount of stuff you put into your mouth on the daily that has been sold to you as “food” yet holds ZERO nutritional value. Eat organic, whole foods and watch your energy soar, your skin glow and your body purrr.
If you are ready to rock your body and energy to the next level, I invite you to join my next 10 DAY ATHLETE TRANSFORMATION. Burn fat, skyrocket your energy, reset your metabolism, reignite your fitness, and create a new relationship with your body and food. Contact me today to find out when the next opportunity for this profound JUMP START is happening and to see if you are the right fit to join.
Next Group Transformation with hundreds of dollars in support FREE, happens December 1st. Click here.