Like countless others out there, you have made your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and get in shape. You want to keep your resolution past January, right? You can! All this requires is commitment, dedication, and consistency! The more effort you put into it, the more results you see. To get you started, here are a few words of advice:
-Keep it in writing.
Making a record of what you eat and your exercise routines can help you keep track of your progress and come up with short term goals.
-Utilize your kitchen.
Cooking your own food will give you a sense of control when it comes to what you put in your body. It also guarantees fresher, healthier food, and it’s a great skill to have!
Boredom will lead to unnecessary eating, and can totally ruin any enthusiasm you may have about being active. I suggest using this new year to pick up a hobby; maybe playing guitar perhaps?
-Don’t burn yourself out right away.
Moderation is always the best way to go about things, don’t eat or do the same thing over and over. Try new foods you may have never had before. Also, try something different from your typical workout such as martial arts or spinning.
Take my advice, but also take a look at what other sources have to offer. The internet is a wonderful thing, I recommend http://www.bodybuilding.com for workout and nutrition advice, and http://www.netrition.com to purchase supplements. Like any other activity or skill, developing healthy eating habits and having success with your workouts requires those three magical things: commitment, dedication, and consistency. Keep those in mind and you are on your way to a healthy and happy new year. Good luck!