Month number 2, aka February! Our Main Focus is your BODY!
You should be continuing your food challenges, but now we are going to incorporate Exercise!
We all know exercise is good for us, but everyone who comes into my office is misguided in their thinking about exercise. Let me clear it up for you… exercise does not help you lose weight. According to the Academy of Sports Medicine, weight loss is 90% diet (that’s right, it’s about the food you eat and the portion size). Though weight maintenance relies on exercise. To lose weight we need to eat less and to maintain your weight you need to exercise.
This month focuses on adding exercise into our daily life. We have 4 weeks to get you in the habit! REMEMBER, just because your exercising does not mean you should eat more. Trust your body to tell you when and how much you need!
Are You Moving?
This weeks challenge is to see how many steps you really are taking. The average American takes 3,000 steps and they are obese! We need 10,000 steps per day to maintain our weight. Can you reach this by next week’s challenge?
Week 7: Try A New Fitness Class
Whether you currently attend a fitness class or not, it is always good to switch things up and try something new.
Is there a class that you’ve been dying to try… well try it out this week and share this experience with a friend! By doing so, you will add motivation, excitement and a sense of community to your fitness lifestyle.
Week 8 Challenge: Book a workout date instead of dinner date!
Week 9: This week can you do 20 burpees, 50 sit ups, 25 squats, 25 mountain climbers (3x)! These types of quick movements speed up your metabolism and help you maintain your weight!