TGIF! I cannot express just how excited I am right now to actually be on the verge of the weekend! I just need a break...more so mentally and just some more sleep! Things are pretty crazy right now so I have been a little more careful to make sure I get plenty of sleep and rest so I don't make myself sick again (Or I am at least trying)!! It's really tough when you are burning the candle at both ends so to speak but I know for my health I absolutely must take those times. Being sick was really an awful way to spend a day off so last night I went to bed an hour and a half earlier than the usual and honestly while a little tired, I feel rested and relieved today!! Just like you need to restart your computer, sleep does that for the human body so make sure you get some :-)
Anyways I wanted to go through some time management stuff today because the biggest kick I hear lately is I don't have time and a lot of variations of that!
Ways to "find" time in the day to be healthy:
~First let me tell ya...you won't find time for things. There are always a million things that need done and until you decide your health, workouts, and body are important there won't be time. You see, we are a really busy people these days, constantly connected and never just taking time. So step number one make it a priority "no matter what comes up today I will work out"
~Schedule the time just like a doctor's appointment or a meeting with your boss. This time is mandatory and actually fun!! It's just for you and you deserve it!
~Stay active all day. Take the stairs, park further away from the store, get up every half hour to stretch and move.
~If you do not have a lot of time squeeze in a mini-work out! Something is always better than nothing!!
Here is one in case you are ever in a pinch!
Equipment free work out:
Speed squats- 50 reps
tricep dips on floor- 40 reps
walking lunges- 50 reps
x jacks- 20 reps
x push ups- 20 reps
russian twists- 40 reps
1 min plank (3x)
So tell me what do you do to find the time to exercise?
So as you may have read here or on my Facebook page, I recently did the Beachbody Ultimate reset. Now fist off let's be clear I have never been one that was obese but I was over weight as a skinny fat girl--gee thanks genetics of a 5'8 lady! But I have lost all the weight and kept it off so this was more about changing habits and having a better relationship with food and vegetables (see previous post!)
So here are my results!!
I am 5'8 as I said
Before weight: 138
Before body fat: 17.8
After weight: 130
Body fat: 16.8
Not only do I have new veggie recipes but I lost the holiday weight plus some extra body fat!!
Now what? Time to plan and prep for body beast and bring on the muscle!
What is your workout plan like?
How often do you change up your work outs?
Sleep and rest are so so so under rated in a good training regimen! Without these key features you are very unlikely to progress and move forward and here is why!
Just like a computer your body needs to shut down and reboot to process your day mentally but also to heal after the beating your workouts put on the body. Micro tears form in the muscle tissues and therefore need to heal so you can get stronger! No rest = no healing = no strength gain = higher risk of injury.
To clean out the toxins! You put foods in your body each day and whether they are healthy or not your body must clean out toxins from unhealthy foods as well as the chemicals, free radicals, and other harmful elements we come into contact with each day!