Let’s LACE UP those sneakers and GET READY for a WORKOUT!
Now, I understand that FINDING the TIME & ENERGY to exercise can be a challenge, especially with all the responsibilities that fill up your plate. From family commitments to work demands and household chores, it can feel like there’s just no room for a WORKOUT in your busy DAILY schedule. not to mention the importance of getting enough SLEEP!
But let’s take a moment to BE HONEST with ourselves. Are we truly too busy to enjoy the countless benefits of exercise?
Benefits like INCREASED energy levels, reduced risk of diseases, and an improved MOOD and self-esteem? Do I need to keep going? I mean really.. I can write a WHOLE page full of benefits that exercise provides.
My friends, it’s time to PRIORITIZE our health and WELL-BEING.
So, here’s the truth – YOU DO HAVE TIME. And if you stick around, I’ll provide you with all the information you need to kickstart your fitness journey and stay on the right track.
Now, the decision to PRIORITIZE exercise is entirely up to you. But let me assure you that once you make that commitment, you won’t regret it. Nah!
So, let’s look at how we can make exercise a NON-NEGOTIABLE part of your life, even if your plate is full.
- Let’s kill the EXCUSES because if not now, WHEN?
Find some time to exercise at least 3 days a week. Whether you walked/jogged for 15-30 minutes or went for a stroll in the park with your colleagues or fam, guess what… you STILL did something. So let’s celebrate that! Because small progress is definitely better than no progress & that’s something to be proud of.
2. Find your motivation.
Sometimes it’s not always about finding some time. Instead, it’s about finding some MOTIVATION. Maybe you want to shed 15 pounds for your upcoming girls’ trip, baecation or best friend’s wedding.
Whatever it is, you will eventually find some time for exercise. Just make sure that it is FUN and ENJOYABLE! Now FOLKS, I suggest that you go ahead and get START+ED because..well the clock is still ticking.
They will surely give you the “RIGHT” MOTIVATION you need!
3. FOCUS on your own journey.
Let me repeat this line again...FOCUS on your own journey.
Write this down so you can remember it!
This is extremely important and ONE of the best ways to avoid setting yourself up for disappointments. What worked for Keke or Mark may not work for YOU especially since fitness and diet results are different for EVERYONE.
4. Remember that patience is key.
If you didn’t gain 30 pounds in one month, then don’t expect to lose 30 pounds in one month. Give your body time to adjust to your new exercise/health routine.
Besides, if you’re CONSISTENT with it, the results will eventually FOLLOW.
5. Keep the right perspective.
It’s easy to lose focus and fall into the trap of self-criticism, especially when you don’t see any PROGRESS.
You actually say things like, “I’ll never get this weight off.” or “I ate terrible this morning, I might as well start over tomorrow.” But when you have this mindset, you are setting yourself up for failure. Don’t let negative self-talk kill your goals.
6. Make short, realistic, and achievable GOALS.
If you want to shed 30 pounds, fit a bikini for your upcoming beach trip or improve your overall health then some of your goals may include: cutting back on sweets and sodas, running one mile every other day or going to bed an hour early. BE HONEST with yourself and do what you KNOW you can do.
By setting REAL+ISTIC goals that are manageable, you INCREASE your chances of reaching your goal.
I’ll give you an example of a goal that is doable using the SMART method.
For those of you who may not know SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound.
Specific: I will lose 15 pounds in three months.
Measurable: I will track my progress by weighing myself every week.
Achievable: I will achieve this goal by eating healthy and exercising on a daily basis.
Relevant: Losing weight is important for improving my health and living longer.
Time-bound: I will accomplish this goal in three months by consistently sticking to my plan.
7. Find a friend that will keep you in CHECK.
We all have a friend that will tell it like it is. If you don’t have one, you may want to go back and revisit who all is in your circle and why they are there to begin with. Friends let you know when you need a little nudge in making better choices for yourself. They hold us ACCOUNTABLE for the things we say we want to do and the areas that we AGREE to dismiss or let go of.
Start your journey off right by ALLOW+ING someone to CHECK-IN with YOU and give you the FEED+BACK that will keep you on track.
So, YOU SEE 👁️?
This goal is very CLEAR, easy to UNDERSTAND , and DO+ABLE.
*Side note: Check out this YouTube for further guidance on how to create goals using the SMART METHOD.
Now that you have these tips, you’re on the right track to a NEW and HEALTHIER YOU!
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So, you must honor God with your body.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT💡
TODAY YOU CAN #START to WALK, RUN, or EXCERCISE in your PURPOSE on PURPOSE! 🏃🏿♀️
YOU GOT THIS!💪🏽
Yolanda J 🧡
Enjoy this 15 min CARDIO. “Dance to the BEAT”
WORK+OUT before or after WORK to ACTIVATE your FLOW 🎵