Fitness Tip Friday!

Good Morning, Lovelies! ❤

Did everyone have a good St. Patrick’s Day yesterday?? Hopefully no one got a hangover from drinking too much green beer, but in case you did then this fitness tip is for you!! 😉

WATER!!! Do you know how important and vital water is to our body? I feel that water is the best source of maintaining normal functions of the body, but there’s some great benefits listed in this article from WebMD. Basically, water is great at helping purify your body by flushing out toxins and signs that you’re thirsty to increase water consumption. Ever go so long without drinking water and all you can think (and salivate) about is a big, TALL glass of ice cold water?? Remember the refreshing feeling you get after obtaining that nice glass of water?? That’s one way your body shows that you’re dehydrated and need to refill.

You can also help your body maximize the benefits of drinking water at certain times throughout the day:

  • Drink 2 glasses of water after waking up to help activate internal organs. (I have also heard that drinking warm water can be better for you as it’s safer/cleaner, combats colds, and soothes aches and pains.)
  • Drink 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal to help aid digestion.
  • Drink 1 glass of water before taking a bath to help lower blood pressure. This includes hot tubs!
  • Drink 1 glass of water before going to bed to avoid strokes and heart attacks!

I’m sure you can find several reasons why consuming is good for your health, but always try to make it a goal to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. A better goal to set: drink half of your weight in water. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, then you would need to drink 80 ounces of water – or 10 glasses of water. Simple, right?!

Follow-up on last week’s goal: I still need to work on going to bed earlier, so this goal still remains a priority goal this week. Mainly because we’re getting busier at work and I need my sleep to do my job well! 😉

My Weekly Fitness Focus Goal: Increase my water intake and shoot for drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. I have my check boxes in my Life Planner! 🙂

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read my post! What do you think about my tip? Do you feel it can help benefit you? Let me know in the comments below! What kind of “mini-goals” would you like to set for yourself this week? 

Toodles! 🙂

Fitness Tip Friday!

Good Morning, Lovelies! ❤

I suppose I should start each of these posts with a friendly reminder that I’m not a doctor or medical professional and these fitness tips are just based solely on my own experience! 🙂

So today I would like to give you a tip about SLEEP!! More often than not I do not get as much sleep as my body requires (mainly from spreading my time and energy too thin). However, each and every day — especially when I’m sick — I remind myself how crucial it is to get my shut eye!!

Off the top of my head I know that sleep helps not only keep your immune system in check, but it also helps when you’re working out and exercising a lot. After reading this article, “Why is Sleep Important?,” on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, I realize how tremendous of an impact sleep has on my overall wellness! Sleep benefits you in more ways than one including your mental and physical health, as well as your quality of life.

My husband and I can definitely tell when one or the other has not gotten our quality amount of shut-eye the night before. Although, we are aware of this and know that we need to improve this part of our lives, it tends to be difficult with different work shifts and a little one in the house. However, we do the best that we can and that’s all you can really do with any goals you have in life. You want to try your best and make sure you stay consistent when following through with goals you set.

My Weekly Fitness Focus Goal: Over the next week, I hope to try going to bed at least 15 minutes earlier than I normally do. Then gradually another 15 minutes earlier until I achieve my ideal “bedtime.”

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read my post! What do you think about my tip? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below! What kind of “mini-goals” would you like to set for yourself this week? 

Toodles! 🙂

Fitness Tip Friday

Yes, I am fully aware that this isn’t my “official” first post yet, but I wanted to start with my “Fitness Tip Friday” because over the past few months I have learned more about fitness and general wellness. I feel our health is the most important thing we need to pay attention to because if you’re not well, then what will you be able to do?? Therefore, every Friday I plan on sharing a little fitness tip to those of you interested in general fitness information. So here we go! 🙂

Getting discouraged too easily by your workout routine for the month? Why not trying to break it up a week at a time? My mother is always telling me to only take life “two week at a time” because I tend to overthink and dream about the what ifs down the road. So, the same could apply to your workout routine. Right now I’m doing a monthly ab challenge with a fitness group I’m a part of on Facebook and when I saw what we would need to accomplish by the end of the month I almost fainted!! However, it’s only March 4th, so I should not be worrying and overwhelming myself with what I need to do three and a half weeks from now. I should be focused on today’s workout and preparing myself for the next few days. Luckily, today is a rest day! 😉 (Doesn’t mean I’m not going to Zumba or do some other “fun” exercise today, though!)

Today’s Fitness Tip: Stay focused on the here and now. Break your goals (fitness & life) into “bite-sized” goals so as not to overwhelm yourself! (Stress doesn’t help you reach your fitness goals!)

Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below with how you stay focused and motivated on your goals! 🙂