Summer is just around the corner, but the thought of being seen in a swimsuit at the pool, lake, or beach is altogether traumatizing. You had every intention of shedding those excess pounds at the start of the New Year, but somehow the months slipped by and the resolution to get in shape got lost in the midst of the chaos of life.
Is it too late to get started now? By all means, NO!
It’s never too late to start making good choices regarding your health and fitness. Although you may not see the change you would have if you had been eating well and exercising regularly since the beginning of January, if you start putting those practices into play now, you will be surprised at how quickly you do start seeing a difference in how your clothes fit, as well as how great you feel.
Start off by working on a healthy diet. In the post, The Basic Equation for Weight Loss to Keep That New Year’s Resolution it states, “You can reduce “calories in” by choosing leaner meats, substituting vegetables for carbs, and reducing sugar-rich drinks throughout the day – easily eliminating 1,000 calories per day. There are also nutrition supplements on the market, which help increase your metabolism and curb your appetite. These can help you reach your desired outcome faster.”
Follow up your healthy diet with exercise. Generally, you will need to burn around 500 calories more than what you eat per day for a whole week to lose about a pound. You can achieve this through a variety of types of exercises or stick to one form of exercise you really enjoy.
You can manage your weight through a basic equation: Calories Consumed – Calories Burned
It’s the New Year and the time is right for all kinds of New Year’s resolutions, including “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to be healthier”. The US Government has an entire web site dedicated to weight management and physical activity. It’s no surprise that this resolution is so popular, because it can also be the most complex. But it doesn’t have to be.
Start with the basic equation: calories in minus calories out, with the objective to have a negative number in the end, and customize the routine specifically for you.
You can reduce “calories in” by choosing leaner meats, substituting vegetables for carbs, and reducing sugar-rich drinks throughout the day – easily eliminating 1,000 calories per day. There are also nutrition supplements on the market, which help increase your metabolism and curb your appetite. These can help you reach your desired outcome faster.
For the “calories burned” side of the equation, things get exciting and fun! There are a variety of ways you calorie burn throughout the day, from walking and running to weight training and interval training, but it should start with a goal. Keeping in mind that 3,500 calories represent one pound of fat, you can set your weight loss goals with a target weekly pound loss target and calculate the calories you need to burn (based on your target calorie intake) to reach that goal.
Here are the three keys to health & fitness success:
How do people improve their health in these crazy times?
In a time when we have no time, it is inspiring to hear the success that people like Maggie Ross have had. As Maggie says:
I stopped worrying about skipping a workout.
Because of my setbacks in training, I had to skip workouts in my training schedule. Even though at the time I was freaking out that I wouldn’t be ready come the time, it turns out I was more than prepared. Now, I don’t sweat it if I sleep in instead of hitting the gym or if I skip a run to go have a drink with friends. In the long haul, my mental health is more important than a workout – I can catch up tomorrow.
Maggie gets it. Our everyday pressures and stresses created the situation we are in. Pressure and stress are not going to help us get out of it. We should recognize the behavior that we have developed that has caused our health to be less than great. Then we need to flow through the behavioral changes to a successful and healthy life.
Now that our head is on straight, we can take the practical steps that will help us achieve our goals. One of those steps is to have exercise equipment right on our own home. It seems to be just too much sometimes to get dressed in the proper workout gear (you have to look good even when you know you will be a sweaty mess in the end), then get in the car, drive to the gym, and so on.
Consider getting an in-home gym set. Do your research. Get what fits your body’s needs and your health goals. If you need help in making that choice, call us at AddvantageUSA at 888-601-5527.
What steps have you taken in your busy schedule to help meet your goals?