Cleaning Up Your Personal Fitness Routine
We know that the dreary winter months can make jumping back into a fitness routine harder than anticipated — even if getting back into shape was at the top of your list this year. According to a recent study, about 80 percent of New Year's resolutions will fail in 2016 … And by this time of year, most of us have begun to falter.
However, these warm weather months are the perfect time to revisit your fitness routine. Here are four of our favorite year-round strategies to try now:
- Take a serious look at your eating habits.
When it comes to personal health and losing weight, what you eat is half the battle. While you don't have to count every calorie, now is the perfect time to watch what sort of foods go into your body each day. Try these five easy ways to clean out bad eating habits for good.
- Find a new exercise or workout routine that excites you.
The same old workout routine might not be as impactful as you think. Not only can it feel bland and boring, your body can become too accustomed to repetitive exercises, which can limit the impact of a good workout. A high energy workout, such as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), is anything but boring.
- Give yourself time to detox.
You might associate the idea of detoxing with an elaborate juice cleanse, but it does not need to be that complicated. Detoxes can take a variety of forms, including simple mental exercises, food choices and beauty routines. Here is a complete list of detox ideas you can try at home.
- Overcome the mental blocks hindering your fitness journey.
Often our personal fitness journeys take both physical and mental forms. You might be making excuses to skip a workout or mentally criticizing yourself for taking a rest day. Try this simple process for clearing out the negatives and changing your mindset.