Fitness Fridays

It’s Friday! Another blog post about fitness.  Today is all about baby steps to health and fitness.  I think so many times people are so overwhelmed with the amount of changes they have to make in their life to get healthy that they quit before they even start.  Start with something small.  For the first couple weeks pick one little thing to change about your lifestyle.  How about giving up soda, or at least cut back on the amount of soda you drink to maybe 3 a week.  Instead drink water, or another low calorie drink.  You’d be amazed how calories you actually drink each week with soda, juice, coffee drinks, etc.   I don’t know about you, but I’d rather eat my calories than drink them.  Just one small little change like that will help you start losing weight.

After doing one little change for a couple weeks, add another little change to your lifestyle.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Park further away at the store, so you have more walking to do to get to the door.

A few weeks after that, choose an activity you want to do 3 times a week for 20 minutes.  It can be as simple as a walk or bike ride.  Do something that gets you moving, put on some music and dance for 20 minutes.  Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.  Soon you’ll be ready to start making changes to the types of food you are eating, and increase the amount of exercise you are doing.  Taking small steps every few weeks, will get you on your way to a healthy lifestyle.  Go ahead, pick one small change today.  

My fitness and health update: I’ve joined another weight loss challenge with 9 other people for the next 10 weeks.  $10 goes to the winner each week for the most percentage of weight loss and at the end of 10 weeks the one with the highest percentage wins $50.  My goal is to lose another 10 lbs, another pants size and lose another 3% in body fat in these next 10 weeks.  Wish me luck!