So I have decided to come out of my fitness hiatus. I should say that I do have a gym membership and I’m not afraid of the gym, my motivation is what sometimes gets in the way of me actually reaching my personal goals. My goals are like many of yours out there, to lose about 10 pounds or so and tighten up in those areas that make your skinny jeans look sexier and let me not forget the return of the bikini body. Which means lots of cardio, weight training and my dear favourite crunches and sit-ups.
So part of the reason for this post is selfish. I know if I put myself on blast out here on the WORLD WIDE WEB, I will make a better effort to stay on track.
The other reason is that through a little research I’ve found out that exercising, drinking lots of water, eating properly and taking a multivitamin are not only good for your health and longevity, but it’s also good for your HAIR. What a concept! When you think of it, it makes so much sense right.
So here is my plan of action:
Go to the gym at least three times a week, maybe four if I’m lucky and can hang.
Eat a healthy balanced diet, which includes three days of the week meat-free (not including fish and seafood). Hey I’m from the East Coast, I can’t give up my fish and seafood, so don’t ask me to.
Lastly drink plenty of water and take a multivitamin. I’m taking the vitamin to leave nothing to chance. I want to make sure I’m getting all the nutrients I need. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
I know many people may decide to wait to get back on track after the holidays, but I prefer to get rid of any access I have beforehand so I won’t feel as guilt about eating a little bit of stuffing, gravy and having a glass of wine. Then continuing my workouts afterward the season of joy, love and eating, won’t be such a chore. This is just my personal philosophy. What is yours?
Is there anyone out there sweating it out at the gym? What are you doing that works for you? Do you have any tips for those of us with motivation issues or need help getting started?
Blessings and Curls,