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Making Small Changes to Re-energize Your Life

This article was encouraging to me since I've recently slid away from wearing my pedometer & working on my various 30 day fitness challenges.

Making Small Changes to Re-Energise Your Life
By Katherine Helen Jackman

Staying fit can sometimes be a challenge, but so can getting the motivation to even start a productive fitness regimen. When you get home from a long day at work, the first thing you really want to do is sit down and put your feet up. But sometimes you have to push yourself through the end of day slump and get yourself re-energised, giving yourself the motivation you need to really make a difference.

Of course, the prospect itself can be daunting. Losing weight, getting fit and building muscle are all long-term goals, and sometimes even the idea of having to keep up a certain routine is enough to stop a person from even starting. In other cases, people simply don’t have the time to do a real work out, and so they suffer for it.

How can you make the transition from couch potato to Adonis with minimal disruption to your daily life? Can you even get the body that you want without a gym membership? The answer is yes, and here are a few simple changes that you can make to change your life for the better.

Incorporate exercise into your routine

This sounds hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Regular exercise can be extremely beneficial for a person beyond the obvious advantages; not only does it help you become healthier physically, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. For example, exercise can be great for stress relief and regular exercise improves your sleep patterns.

The key is to incorporate exercise into your routine in a way that is actually achievable. If you know you’re less likely to exercise after work, then don’t. Exercise before work instead. What’s important is that you give yourself no excuses.

Find activities you enjoy

Exercise doesn’t have to be a tedious chore, and just because all of your friends like to get up for a 6am run doesn’t mean that you have to do the same. You’ll be more likely to persist with exercise when carrying out activities that you enjoy, creating a workout that you find engaging and enjoyable. If you actually want to exercise, you’ll be much more likely to do it frequently.

By the same token, don’t pick one exercise and stick to that, because your body will eventually become accustomed to it, slowing your progress. Have a variety of activities you can do to keep things varied. For example, you might go swimming one day and to a self-defence class the next.

Change your diet for the better

It may seem obvious, but it can’t be stressed enough how important a good diet and proper hydration is, especially when it comes to exercise, weight loss and body building.

Changing your diet doesn’t just include what you eat and drink, especially if you’re really serious about getting fit and building muscle. There is a variety of natural sports supplement powders that you can use to aid your body’s breakdown and recovery during an intense workout. Just be careful and ensure that you carry out thorough research before making a purchase; there’s a difference between using something like MET-Rx protein shakers and body supreme whey diet protein, and it’s important that you understand those differences and know how the various supplements available can be beneficial to you.

Keep Going!

This is the hardest part of all, but a bit of perseverance will go a long way. Getting motivated is easy, it’s staying that way that presents a challenge, so make sure that you don’t let the fire die out! Do whatever you have to so you can keep pushing yourself further; if you hate exercising alone, ask friend or your partner to exercise with you. If you’re struggling to get out on time in the morning, prepare your gear the night before.

They key, as mentioned earlier, is to allow yourself no opportunities for excuses. It doesn’t matter if you’re not an amazing athlete from day one, what does matter is that you just keep going.

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Aloha Summer

September is National Self-Improvement month here in the states. It’s also the month where the northern hemisphere has to say “Aloha” to summer.

goodbye summer

I spent a lot of my summer working on self-improvement, from volunteer work to finally adding some credentials to my degree in the form of my insurance  & annuities license to become a financial advisor with WFG.

My self-improvement continues this month with me returning to some routines abandoned over the summer (and years). Here’s the short list:

  1. drinking lots of water daily (want my glowing skin back)
  2. eating healthy (taking vitamins to fill in the gaps hasn’t been cutting it lately)
  3. exercising daily; it was the summer after all but follow Ms_ME on Fitocracy and I’ll follow back
  4. following my personal budget (busy making budgets for others necessitates that I’m actually following mine)
  5. and of course  my blogging schedule

What will improvements will you make this month?

Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise

Thank boltmarcus86 for another great fitness post!

IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS

Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise Benefits and Types of Cardio Exercise

Cardio also known as cardiovascular, this is a system centers on the heart to transport blood through different parts of the body. This type of activity (aerobic exercise) requires a lot of oxygen throughout a prolonged period. Cardio exercise is very different from high strenuous exercise that involves very fast movements in short ruptures, a short break and repeating in a sequence mold. Cardio exercise is done for longer periods with or without break relying on the fitness level of the person. It includes walking, running, cycling, swimming, dancing etc.

Benefits of cardio exercise:

There are many health benefits of cardio exercise and it is highly suggested by health care provider to get rid of several health disorders. Benefits include:

1) The added circulation of blood required throughout exercise, your heart will be stronger and your body’s capacity to knob hard actions will increase

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Get Fit and Make Money – A DYJKTH Interview

If you’ve been reading the Divorce Your Job & Keep the House series, you know we’re still on the topic of sales as an extra revenue stream. Below is an interview with Khalif Croom, who’s side gig is fitness related.

Ms. ME: What’s your new business endeavor about?

Khalif Croom: I’m an Executive Promoter for Body by Vi from Visalus. We offer a protein-enriched meal replacements, cereal, and cookies. We also help fight obesity in the community.

Ms. ME: Tell me more about these meal replacements.

KC: There is a protein drink for after you workout. It has more vitamins per serving than other products on the market.

Ms. ME: What if I don’t workout regularly or at all? Would the product still help me?

KC: Yes, it still works as a meal replacement and vitamin supplement, giving the body all the vitamins it needs.

Ms. ME: Ok, so how do you all fix obesity in the community?

KC: For everyone who uses the product and shows a before & after picture of losing 10 pounds in 90 days, Project Kids sends 30 healthy meals to charities to aid in fighting obesity.

Ms. ME: So how can people contact you to get the products?

KC: They can visit my website khalifcroom.myvi.net.

Ms. ME: And for my readers who are looking for an extra revenue stream, how can they find out more about Visalus and joining your team?

KC: They can view the presentations at overview.vi.com.

The next DYJKTH post (coming soon) will have more tips for sales.