Take a look at what Melanie Leeder, owner of Follow the Leeder bootcamp, located in the Westshore has to say about New Years resolutions and kicking those few pounds.
We’re back, Fitness 101 for the Bride…tackling the New Year, 2013!
Spring and summer are right around the corner, and the time is NOW, to get you focused and back on track for your big day. Hopefully you survived the holiday season without too much damage to your waist line! It’s time to get rid of the sugar hang-over from the holidays, and get your butt moving! So here are your top 5 tips, to start a healthy New Year.
#1…What are YOU waiting for, start NOW! Why wait till Monday to feel good…and be proud of yourself for taking control of your life and making healthier choices. Let’s do this!
#2…Not sure how to get started, ASK! Does some research, contact your local rec. center, look in the paper, or go online. Talk to friends who exercise or who do activities you might enjoy and ask them who to contact to find out if it’s right for you. Get a Personal Trainer, to get educated or join a group class, we learn by doing!
#3…Why are you doing this? Make up at least 3 reasons, and ONE better be that your improving your health, for YOU…just saying! Find out and understand why/what motivates you, then post these reasons somewhere in your face, to remind you daily and keep you motivated when you’re feeling blue. As well, try to have some fun with it, invite a friend to laugh and cry with you during your workout!
#4…Less is more…If you haven’t been doing much over the last month, ease into all your new changes. If you try to change everything at once, by the end of the week you will be exhausted and frustrated. New to exercise, try 2-3x week, alternate workout days with rest days, or if you already workout regularly, try increasing your speed and intensity levels. Choose, to change two items in your diet for the week, and then add on each week. If you feel like you’re giving up everything, you’ll be more likely to have “food” cheats.
Written by: Melanie Leeder
Owner of Follow the Leeder