Get Ready for Summer 2013!

Working out and eating healthy isn’t so much about how it makes you look, its about how it makes you feel. And with summer approaching quickly, you want to look and feel your best! So how can we prepare for summer? What steps do we need to take to make Summer 2013 look and feel great? Remember the hard work you put in today will create a better tomorrow!

1. Motivation

What motivates you? Where do you find inspiration? Personally, I have found Pintrest and Instagram to provide me with a daily dose of inspiration. Motivational fitness quotes and pictures give me that extra urge to keep going. I also like reading health magazines such as Self and Shape. Each morning when I wake up, I read a fitness article or find a quote that will jump start my day. Surrounding yourself with positive information, will increase in positive results.

2. Eat 5-6 small meals daily

Did you know that diet determines 80% of your results? If you are not eating right, you will have trouble getting to where you want to be. Breaking down your food intake into 5-6 healthy small meals daily is quite helpful. It allows you the chance to “snack” throughout the day as well as keep you organized and aware of what you are consuming.

3. Stick to a workout routine

So you signed up for those yoga, spinning, and zumba classes , running in the park when you can, thinking about hiring a personal trainer, while balancing a full time job not to mention the bills and the kids? Not sure where to start or stop? Create a workout plan and stick to it. Keep organized. Monday you will run in the park for 45 minutes. Tuesday you will take that Zumba Class. 2-3 times a week you will focus on weight training at the gym and targeting those muscle groups. There are plenty of workout plans you can find online. Creating a workout plan that fits your needs without stressing you out will provide a more positive approach to fitness.