Halloween is over, and the New Year will be here before you know it. Perhaps you ate too much candy from Trick or Treating, or you’ve indulged in one too many bowls of comfort food as the cooler temperatures arrived. If this is you, then you may want to get a jump on those goals we all make for the New Year and focus on getting fit now.
The only problem is, the holidays are just around the corner and most people claim to gain five pounds this time of year. How do you resist the extra serving of turkey and stuffing at Thanksgiving or too many sugar cookies or glasses of Egg Nog at Christmas so you don’t feel the pinch as your jeans begin to fit a little snug around the waistband?
Here are a few tips to motivate you to get up and moving so you can feel good about yourself as we head in to the New Year.
1. Detox your body.
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2. Drink more water.
Most people don’t drink nearly enough water. You should drink a minimum of 6-8 glasses of water a day. Fill a large 48-oz tumbler in the morning and refill it once by noon. Not only will your body thank you by feeling fuller than when not drinking as much water, you’ll also have the added exercise of visiting the restroom more often to pee.
3. Move more.
You can incorporate easy changes into your everyday routine. When you go shopping, park in the parking spots furthest from the store. Take the stairs more than you take the elevator- even if this is only for a floor or two. Take a walk during your lunch break. Do a few squats every time you go to the restroom. Beat the January rush and join a gym for a more serious workout. Start your 24 Hour Fitness for free with this trial membership.
4. Avoid eating out.
I don’t like to eat out often when I’m home, but I admit that sometimes I get tired of cooking. Menu planning and grocery shopping are not my strong suits so my family tends to order pizza once (or more) too often each month. I’ve found that food delivery programs such as Blue Apron to be a life saver. Not only is someone else taking care of the menu planning and grocery shopping, but my family is introduced to tasty new meals. The holidays are the perfect time to subscribe to this service, not only does it save you time, it can also save you money from eating out and the meals are perfectly proportioned so you won’t overeat, even if you want to. Right now, new customers can save $30 off their first Blue Apron order and receive free shipping.
5. Make yourself accountable.
Do you know that more people achieve success at their diet when they seek out an accountability partner? This can be a friend, family member or someone on social media. Want someone to know what you’re up to? Make yourself accountable and tell your Facebook friends about your decision to lose weight or get fit. You’ll find people to cheer you on and maybe a few to join you.
I hope these tips help motivate you to get on the path to success with your new fitness plan. Do you plan to incorporate any of these tips? What tips would you share?