Use a Calendar For Motivation

a calendar for motivationIf you haven’t developed a weekly workout routine you adhere to consistently, one way to change that around is by using a monthly wall calendar. This has worked wonders for me and one of the reasons why I regularly repeat my workouts each and every week.

When you have a visual stimulus directly in your line of sight on a daily basis, you get a subtle reminder to stick with your exercise commitment. This is especially helpful when you are first changing your habits to be more health conscious.

On my personal wall calendar, each day I complete a minimum of a one hour workout of any kind, it gets notated directly on the calendar using a bold blue marker. I use the same marker every time so the calendar maintains a uniform look.

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The Plank Exercise

the plank exerciseHere’s an exercise that’s a must-add to your repertoire of calisthenic activities if you have not done so already. If you regularly do pushups and/or burpees, then the plank exercise is definitely one you should not miss out on.

The beauty of the plank exercise is even though you are in a fixed position it is still gives you an all-body workout. Mainly focusing on your shoulders, chest, and core you’ll also likely feel it in your legs and back.

Once you loosen up a bit, find a comfortable flat area and if you have a rubber mat or carpeted surface that would be ideal since you will be resting your body weight on your forearms. On a flat hard surface like concrete or hardwood flooring the plank exercise can hurt a bit and you may also slide especially when you start sweating. Therefore a mat, carpet, workout pad, or a towel may help out alot when doing the plank exercise.

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Do You Know How Many Calories You Snacked On?

how many caloriesOne of the sneakiest ways calories enter our body is when we leisurely snack either at home, in the car, or at the workplace. It’s these specific snacking instances when those who want to lose weight need to really focus so that the episode does not turn into a caloric nightmare.

Most assume the word “snack” automatically translates into something that will be small and insignificant. This is why many people often overlook what a snack actually does to the body.

Likely the word snack did originally have that intention to be small and nutritious, but with the plethora of unhealthy choices around these days along with the portion sizes offered, a snacking instance can often total more calories than an entire meal.

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Creating A Healthy Agenda

creating a healthy agendaOn the topic of health and fitness, in order to lose weight and get fit, it’s important to first figure out what’s going wrong so you know what to focus on. Without specifically knowing what needs to be improved, you will essentially be wandering around without a specific plan of attack. If you have no idea of what you are doing wrong, or why you have gained weight, how can you expect to make a difference that will matter?

When you’re truly committed to losing weight, your goal is to shed pounds off your body that stays off for good. This as opposed to a temporary fix of losing five or ten pounds one month, then putting that weight right back on the following month.

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Healthy Meal of the Week 22 With Healthy Leftover Idea

healthy meal of the week 22
Healthy Meal of the Week: Baked Fried Chicken, Rice Pilaf & Salad
Healthy Leftover Idea: Chicken Crescents

Let’s face it, fried chicken tastes pretty darn good but is not very healthy since it’s breaded and dumped in boiling oil. Not to worry since here’s a way to get the same great taste in a much healthier fashion. Instead of frying the chicken we are going to bake it using whole wheat bread crumbs as a coating and absolutely no oil. Intrigued? If not, wait until you get a glimpse of the leftover meal idea great tasting chicken crescents and that might convince you to give all this a try.

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Having A Healthy Weekend

having a healthy weekendNow that we’ve arrived at the start of a brand new week, some of us will mentally replay the choices made from Friday night through Sunday evening. One of the most difficult things to deal with are weekends especially if you’re focused on improving your health, losing weight, and getting fit.

Let’s face it, a lot of us have become accustomed to a Saturday or Sunday ritual that may not be the healthiest of choices.

Often folks will have a decently healthy Monday through Friday afternoon but then Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday come along, and all the healthy eating habits and that fabulous fitness routine go completely out the window.

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Don’t Buy Fast Food or Order Takeout

Just as the title states, when you are truly committed to losing weight and getting into better shape, one of the best habits you need to develop is cooking food for yourself at home. In other words this translates to don’t buy fast food or take out. Naturally this statement will likely not hit home […]

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Get In Shape For YOU

When it comes to weight loss, there are literally hundreds of reasons why people are looking to shed the excess pounds from their bodies. It maybe for an upcoming wedding, for a boyfriend or girlfriend, to fit in a new suit or dress, maybe to look good on the beach in a swimsuit, or to […]

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Are You On The Path To A Healthy Life?

If you are not concerned with health and fitness, it’s easy to overlook how many decisions are made each and every day that deal with these topics. From the moment we wake up until we go to sleep there are a substantial number of choices that are in our daily path. It is these specific […]

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Don’t Treat Yourself After Working Out

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are attempting to get fit is to treat themselves to an edible reward after working out. Think about if you’ve ever done this before. You get a good workout in the morning or afternoon, and later on that evening you think to yourself “Hey, I […]

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