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It is often so much easier at the beginning: there's the rush of enthusiasm, and many of your responsibilities are not yet ramped back up to full speed from the holidays. But, a few weeks later, the spark of enthusiasm is gone, routines return, job and family responsibilities rise to normal levels...and consistency can waver. If you’re in a fitness routine in the new year, congratulations. You should be settling into a routine that allows you to live your life while making it better through fitness. It may be a nice realization that you can live healthier and not have to clear everything else off of your calendar to do it! If you’re in a fitness rut, know this: It will happen to all of us at some point. (Yes, even me!) There have been (and will be) times when for one reason or another, I don't get all my workouts in. It will happen to you, too (whether you’ve had a perfect first three weeks or a bumpy ride.) The important thing to focus on is not WHAT HAPPENED, but what your response will be to what has happened.
So you’ve made a commitment to changing your diet and fitness this year and hope to take off some weight. Well done! Time to set some short term goals to help you achieve your resolution. Consult with your medical professional and get to know your health numbers and what they mean. Together you can determine [...]
Why Breakfast is So Important When you take the time to literally “break the fast” in the morning it affects your eating for the rest of the day. As Allan Borushek says, “Starting the day with a well-balanced meal that supplies adequate protein, carbohydrate and fiber helps keep hunger at bay and allows you to [...]
Many of us find winter to be a challenging time to stay on top of healthy habits. Between holiday festivities and warm, comforting food it is more important than ever to stay focused – especially with your exercise. Remember,though it’s colder and darker, getting outside can be a really great way to keep things fresh after feeling cooped up inside. If you are finding it hard to adjust to the season, let’s talk about finding the motivation to get out the door. Once you are there, let’s remember to stay safe!
The holidays can be a stressful time for many. Whether it is the rush to get things done, the change in routines or family pressures, we can all relate to the feeling that things sometimes get out of control. his year, try to focus on what stressors might trigger the urge to overdo with food and make a plan to manage your feelings. Remember the CalorieKing program can help you stay on track - regularly logging your food, exercise and feelings can provide you with a routine and an outlet to recognize when and why you might stray.
or those focusing on a healthy lifestyle, the holidays can seem packed with pitfalls. The parties, the rushed schedules, the festive food, and cold weather seem to hit us all at once, and the spectre of weight gain looms as an unwanted gift. The truth is the holidays don’t have to send you spiraling out of control. Life is meant for living and you can enjoy the best of what the holidays bring. To get through the large celebratory meals, just prepare in advance with a special strategy.
It’s that point after you’ve reached that weight loss goal you’ve set for yourself and you think, “Well. What now?” Hitting the maintenance phase of weight loss feels a lot like after you open all your gifts on Christmas – there is a lot of excitement but you don't know what to do or where to start. You think, "How do I maintain the healthy body I've earned for myself without that specific goal?"
If you are frustrated on your weight loss journey and are not moving the scale, let's start looking at the bigger picture. There are other measures of success - whether your clothes fit better or you feel better quality of life. Let's start recognizing all our wins!
if you are new to exercise, take small achievable steps you can feel great about. Soon, you can start building up to bigger exercise challenges and will end up with new, healthy habits you can maintain for a lifetime.
There is a silent partner in any diet and fitness plan. Sure, you will be changing the food you eat and or starting back up on regular exercise. However it is important to recognize the silent partner that makes all of this work is motivation. You can't make any of these changes happen unless you make a commitment to making the changes.