Friday, December 21, 2012

It's That Time of Year!!!!

WOW!!! That's all I can say- can't believe that it's been over two months since my last post!  Life has gotten busy, and there was travel involved.  But, through it all, my workouts and healthy eating did not suffer!  I hope I can encourage you, especially right before Christmas, to keep on keeping on with your workouts and your healthy eating.

You know what time of year it is, right?  Time to make those New Year's Resolutions?  Let yours not be the type that starts off with gusto and then about 6-8 weeks into it, you forget it.  Go back over some of my old posts about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.  The New Year's Resolution to get healthy is one that will benefit you for the rest of your life!!  And, everyday you will feel the effects of exercising and eating right.  Your energy level will be higher, you will feel great, and you may even get to stop taking some of your medications because your body doesn't need them anymore!!  Now, that's a New Year's Resolution you can live with and fight for!

So, there's no time like the present to start- no need to even wait until January 1st.  I love the cartoon that I saw on Facebook that said: "You either find time to workout for an hour a day, or you will be dead 24 hours a day."  So true.  If you have a time crunch, try doing several small workouts a day.  Start with a ten minute workout in the morning, right when you wake up, then ten minutes at lunch time and then again, ten minutes in the evening.  You can do something like:  20 push ups, 20 burpees and 20 squats for each of those ten minute workouts.  Or, get up a little extra early and go to the health club.  Take up a new sport or go for a run.  Running in the winter time can be very invigorating!!  But, if the roads or trails are icy, don't do it- safety first!  For Christmas, treat yourself to a new pair of workout shoes, or new exercise clothes.  And, without a doubt, start a food and exercise journal!  That alone can help keep you accountable.  Find a workout partner- that helps with accountability, also.

Be determined to make 2013 the year that you get healthy, or if you're already doing that, make it the year that you continue to stay healthy.  Or, give yourself a challenge, such as running a half marathon, or doing a triathlon.  Make sure to mix up your exercise so you don't get stagnant or hit a plateau.

As always, if I can be of help, let me know!  Merry Christmas and may we all remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!!

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