• MYTHBUSTING MONDAY •
“Drinking water while exercising will give you cramps”
I certainly wouldn’t recommend chugging it, because who wants to jump around with a belly full of liquid? But sips here and there to hydrate you and replenish yourself during a sweat fest will not normally give you cramps.
You should be drinking water before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration. Failure to do so can lead to headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and cramps.
Stay hydrated! Mine is empty, time for a refill! 💦
Your mental health is just as important as anything else – I would argue it’s even a little more important!
Some simple things you can do to maintain good health are as follows (obviously, laughter is one of MY personal favorites!)
Do you have any other suggestions?
I used to think “results? From my living room? With no gym equipment?! Pfffft”
I mean… I had questions! Like..
- How would I know when to do what workout?
- How could I keep myself motivated?
- How exactly would anyone know if I did my workout or not?
- How would I know what to fuel my body with to stay on track?
Well… the beauty of Beachbody and our accountability groups, is the answers were GIVEN to me. They were provided for me.
- All programs come with a calendar, structured safely, to help take away the guesswork!
- There are tons of groups – big ones, small ones, specific program ones, and general ones – to help keep us motivated. My team and I have an ongoing one, and we always have several specific program offerings too. Basically put, no matter what you are doing, we have you covered!
- These same groups provide the accountability to keep us on track. We interact and engage daily, sharing our workouts, and anything else. We hold each other accountable, help each other through the struggles and cheer each other through the triumphs!
- All programs also come with a meal plan, so you know what you can eat to fuel yourself, and when you pair that with the proven track record of Shakeology, you are golden!
It’s actually simple. Show up. Follow the plan. Use food as fuel, not a crutch for emotions (a treat here and there is encouraged!). Participate in the groups. Believe in yourself!
If you can do that, you can get fit ANYWHERE, including the comfort and convenience of your HOME!
Are you ready to give it a try? Summer is coming, and you want to feel good in your body, you want to feel healthy in your own skin. If you are willing to put in the work, I am willing to help you get, and stay on track.
You with me?
If you’d like to work with me, you can create a FREE membership here. We can discuss the best option for you! Already know what you want? You can shop here! You can also try a FREE trial of Beachbody On Demand – who doesn’t like to try before they buy!?
I truly look forward to working with you – helping other is my passion, and the end goal is always to help others feel GOOD!
With things like knee pulls and quad stretches, the first pull ACTIVATES muscles, the second pull ELONGATES the muscle.
So make sure you are pulling (gently but firmly!) TWICE!
I get it — not everyone enjoys working out. And I think that’s mostly because people aren’t doing what brings them JOY, what lifts their MOOD, what they have FUN doing. Like for me, I don’t enjoy cardio, so unless my specific program calls for it, I don’t do much of it, haha.
A big misconception about getting into shape is that looking better on the outside is the best part, but it’s not! Of course getting fit and being healthy are important and huge motivators, but in my experience, mood and energy changes are the most immediate and gratifying part of getting into shape.
Being in shape helps you in every aspect of your life — it helps you sleep better, boosts your energy throughout the day, and puts you in a better mood. Endorphins are awesome!
Bottom line is, you can do whatever fitness activity brings you joy – the more you enjoy it, the more apt you are to stick with it and give it your all. You are not chained to something you don’t enjoy, and the whole point of exercising is to feel GOOD, not to feel DREAD!
Do you have a favorite fitness trainer? What do you love about him or her?
(By hard, I mean push your body, but don’t abuse it — just wanted to clarify!)
Today’s Fit Tip is inspired by many of the resolution’ers as they embark upon a new journey (welcome aboard!). The balance lies in working hard, but being gentle on your self image, and thus, your self esteem.
Our bodies are incredibly capable of handling more than we typically ask of them. On the other hand, most of us are super harsh on ourselves, and our self image could use a little TLC/pampering.
Recognize that you are doing your best (because you are, right!?) and BE GENTLE.
A mind that’s been beaten down isn’t going to do anything for your wellness.
I try to remember this when my workouts go long (my current program sometimes goes to 63 minutes on doubles days – whew!), that it’s all for a reason!
Exercising for longer than 30 minutes shifts the primary macromolecules that are metabolized from glucose to fatty acids. Just keep going!
Yes, it’s hard to get motivated to move when you are tired. After a long workday, exercising can feel like the last thing you’d want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you!
Along with mood and depression, fatigue improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “Everything we do uses oxygen, so when you exercise it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily,” says Nutting. “You also function better mentally.”
Give it a try!