I woke up thinking about Getting Right and Getting Tight this morning so I though I would share a few of the things rolling around in my head.
First of all whether you are man, woman, boy or girl, 2 years old or 102 your health is the most important thing you possess. Period. You deserve to put your health and wellness FIRST. Without it you can’t do all the things you neglect it for, like work, friends, family,being lazy (IJS). A Clean diet and regular exercise is your best preventative, defense and offense. But why wait, remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Don’t wait until you have hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or you are a tired broken down immobile body before you decide to do something. Be proactive for you!
However, if you do fit into one of those categories, you REALLY need to get up and regain control of your life. Medication is expensive and can have some nasty side effects. Walking is free! And don’t take it for granted, diabetes can render you leg-less!
So any who, I wanted to share a few tips with you all this morning.
~Get in bed an hour early.
~ Wake up in the morning 30 mins early ( so you are not rushing).
~Do some simple stretches when you get out of the bed, get your blood moving around. Stretch to the ceiling and up on your toes body totally extended, hold for a few secs and repeat, Bend at the wait and touch your toes, or shins, whatever your flexibility allows, and repeat. Then turn on your favorite music and dance! Dance and sig while you make breakfast, and while you are getting dressed. This really elevates your mood and burns some calories.
~When you rise in the morning after you say thank you, have a cup of lemon detox water. It’s simple heat 1 cup of water and add the juice of 1/2 lemon to it. And enjoy. It will start the detox process right off the bat. If you want to add a little kick dunk a green tea bag in there for about 5-6 mins. It begins to rev up your metabolism. Have this about 15 mins before you have breakfast.
~Have your first meal within 30 mins of waking. In a hurry have a protein shake. Got some time lean protein and a complex carb (3-4 whites and some oatmeal or whole wheat toast) Or 3 egg Whites and 1 whole egg some veggies like green peppers mushrooms spinach and 1 0z low-fat cheese. Sautee veggies for a minute or 2 whip eggs add veggies and scramble top with cheese a 1 TBS salsa. Or make it an omelette.
~Eat every 3-3.5 hours (making sure you have a lean protein and complex carb)
~Drink water, drink water, drink water
~Take the stairs
~Dedicate just 15 mins of your lunch break to exercise. Walk the parking lot, walk the stairs, do shoulder presses or later raises for your arms, SQUATS are AWESOME.
~Limit your carb intake after 3pm and aim for just lean proteins and green leafy veggies.
Be DEDICATED, DETERMINED and MOTIVATED to Get Right and Get Tight!