Your health is important! Of course, I’m sure that little tidbit of information has been shoved down your throat already. So, we all know that staying fit is important but how can we do that in today’s busy world or if you don’t always have the money to buy the good stuff to help you slim down. I’m going to share a few choices I make to help me stay in shape.
1. Keep your fridge stocked with fruit:
Fruit is one of the things that most people like. There are so many different kind, that offer so many different benifits to your body. For me it’s a good idea to always have some on hand because I have a major sweet tooth. Instead of eating the whole box of cookies (speaking from experience here) maybe eat just one and grab a handful of fruit to satisfy that sweet craving.
2. Cook your own meal a few times a week:
I find cooking to be way healthier than eating out because you can actually see how much butter, sugar, and salt is going into your food. You don’t have to be top chef either! There are lots of really easy healthy recipies that don’t take much time and taste amazing.
3. Commit to drinking only water for a few days:
Drinking water is literally one of the best things you can do for your body. Every once in a while I like to do a “water cleanse”. I’ll drink only water for about a week or longer if I really feel like I’ve been neglecting drinking water. It can be difficult, especially if you’ve never done it. The first time I tried it when I was younger I lasted like 2 days. If it’s difficult for you, try only doing it for one day or try only drinking water before 6pm or whatever time works best for you.
4. Drink Tea-
I’ve been drinking tea since I was very little. My mom drinks green tea regularly and she passed this habit down to me. Now it’s defiantly a habit for me and I brew some kind of tea every day. Green tea is a good tea to start with because it is known to burn tummy fat, it fights cancer, and keeps your skin looking radiant among many other things. If green tea is not your thing there a plenty of other teas you can try. You’ll love the benifts it has on your body after a few weeks.
5. Get up and move your body:
Personally I love to workout. I’ve been involved with athletics since I was about 5 or 6 so working out is another habit of mine. If it’s not your thing, the best advice I can give is to find an activity you like that makes your break a sweat. Me and lifting weights aren’t the best of friends. I love running and yoga but it’s hard for me to be motivated on lifting days. It helps me (and it’s safer) to go with a friend. Having someone there to motivate me and girl chat with me makes it a better experience. Don’t feel like you have to do the same workout everyday either. Sometimes the only workout I get in is a walk in the park, other days I train like an Olympian, sometimes I do yoga, or I take a dance class at my gym. Switching up my activities keeps me from getting burnt out. If getting out the house or the office is hard for you do squats in front of the tv or opt to stand up for part of the day at the office. Those little things make a huge difference. The important thing is to get your body moving!
So, those are some easy tips that I personally use to stay fit. I hope some of these can help you on your journey to a healthier you. These are just some of the basic ways I like to stay in shape. Check back, I’ll be getting more in depth about what I do when I workout, my problem areas, and how I stay motivated. I love hearing from you guys and I’d love to try out some of the ways you guys stay fit! So please feel free to comment! Thanks for reading!