Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A New Year A New Challenge

Jump on the bandwagon. There is no time like the beginning of a new year to get me thinking about what it is I want to do better. This year, I am putting together 12 months of healthy habits. Each month we will focus on one habit to get us to our end goal of being healthy and fit. So jump on board and get started with me.

January - 60 Minutes of Exercise 6 Days a week.
I know it sounds like a lot so we are going to take baby steps. I want you to start with 
10-15 minutes of exercise and then work up from there. By the end of the month get yourself to 60 minutes. 

Sample Program: 
Week 1: Monday 15 minutes, Tuesday 17 minutes, Wednesday 20 minutes, Thursday 15 minutes, Friday 20 minutes and Saturday 23 minutes, Sunday REST.
Week 2: Monday 20 minutes, Tuesday 25 minutes, Wednesday 20 minutes, Thursday 28 minutes, Friday 25 minutes, Saturday 30 minutes, Sunday REST.
Week 3: Monday 28 minutes, Tuesday 30 minutes, Wednesday 35 minutes, Thursday 25 minutes, Friday 40 minutes, Saturday 45 minutes, Sunday REST.
Week 4: Monday 40 minutes, Tuesday 45 minutes, Wednesday 50 minutes, Thursday 30 minutes, Friday 55 minutes, Saturday 60 Minutes, Sunday REST.

1. Plan your exercise time into your schedule. It is that important. You will feel better and will be able to accomplish more by taking time to get your exercise in everyday! 
2. Workout with a friend. If someone is waiting for you it is a lot easier to get there.
3. Choose an exercise you ENJOY! This is such a key thing. If you don't like to run...don't run. It is amazing how much longer you will stick to something if you enjoy it.
4. This time is your time. Relax and enjoy the moment without worrying about all the other stress in life. Be thankful for what you have and pat yourself on the back every day during this time.

Keep on keeping on!