We have spent many years, months, days, minutes abusing our bodies in many different ways. Getting healthy is not going to happen overnight or in a week but its a start.
If you try to change your lifestyle a week at a time, well who knows miracles do happen, you could get to like it, mainly because you are going to actually feel better.
I don’t believe you have to give up all the good things you enjoy, but if you start out with these few things each day, for a week , you may like the results.
Sunday – Go buy a pedometer. they are not expensive and any sports store will have them – If you are able to walk at least 3000 steps a day you are on your way to better fitness according to the American Heart association
Monday – Take the stairs. This is an amazing way to improve your fitness, especially if you find you are out of breath just climbing one set of stairs. Find as many stairs as you can, allow yourself a few extra minutes to get to work so that you are able to take your time and not be late for work.
Tuesday – At the desk all day? – Do a little stretching when you can. Raise your hands above your head, squeeze that buttocks and pull that tummy in, move your head from side to side. With your feet on the ground raise your heels, feel the calves tighten, point your toes and move your feet in a circle one way then the other. Helps keep the body toned and helps the circulation in your legs
Wednesday – Park the car further away from your work place. Walk just that little extra, every little bit helps.
Thursday – Just because you are doing this extra exercise don’t even begin to think you can eat more. No No! Be very conscious of what you are eating. Great suggestion is – Stay to the perimeter of the grocery store. All the fresh stuff is usually around the outside of the store, such as meat and vegetables. All the tempting ‘not so good for you’ food is in the middle. Eat natural when you can.
Friday – Ok its the end of the week and you should be feeling good about yourself and you may be going for dinner or a few drinks with your friends or partner. Relax, and do what you enjoy but just don’t overdo it. Maybe only have one glass of wine instead of two and don’t order any bread, maybe stick to a salad (be careful of the dressing you have) and steak and enjoy each bite and good conversation.
Saturday – Take the dog for a longer walk, he is going to love you for it. Maybe you could get that bicycle out of the garage and give it a dust off and go for a ride.
All of these suggestions are really easy to do and you will be amazed that you may have lost a little weight or you are just feeling that little bit better than normal. What ever the case may be, none of these things can hurt you.
Not only will you save on medical bills because of better health you will save on grocery bills, maybe parking bills and your dog will be healthier.
“If you don’t do different nothing will change”