You might think you have a lot of time to get your body ready for summer, but you don't and it's the perfect time to start. It's time to throw away your excuses and put healthy food on your plates, while you boost your energy at the gym. A healthy diet and regular exercise doesn't have to be hard to achieve. It all starts by taking the first step.
Start by looking at your diet.
Seriously look at it. In fact, keeping a food journal will help. You'll be able to see exactly what you're eating. Is it junk? Are there any unhealthy foods? Are you getting all the nutrition you require? How you answer those questions determines what you need to do. If you're not eating a host of healthy food with an occasional poor choice, it's time to start an overhaul of your diet. You can start today by taking two small steps, quit refined sugar and stop processed foods. Increase whole foods in your diet.
How do you feel?
Do you feel worn out and tired all the time? Are you frequently ill? Maybe it's something you're doing or not doing. A healthy diet and regular exercise are important to your overall health and energy level. You might say that you're too tired to bother with healthy eating or exercise, but that's just why you should do both. You'll feel great once you start, so don't let an excuse get in your way.
Do you have batwings that flap in the wind or a huge spare tire?
While it's not the most attractive description, both can erode your self esteem and change a great look to dowdy. Looking perfect isn't the goal. Nobody can achieve that. It's the flaws that make us unique. However, looking your best is what you need to strive to achieve and you can do that with a program of regular exercise and a healthy diet. Don't let an excuse stop you.
- Getting old isn't an excuse for being out of shape. While it's tougher to get back into shape the older you get, it's more important that you do. It keeps you mobile and independent longer.
- Too little time isn't an excuse either. You can schedule time or carve out three ten minute sessions throughout the day to get into shape. You'll have more energy and get more done in the long run.
- Don't let how you look now be a deterrent. Nobody cares what you look like at the gym. They're more worried about getting their workout right.
- Don't let lack of money stop you. Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive with good planning and buying vegetables in season. Exercise is free if you do it at home and walking actually saves you money on gas.