So like I discussed last week, I am going to be spacing out the success stories being featured on the blog. But please hit up the button on the top whenever you need some motivation. But I think I can get creative and innovative each Tuesday, because let’s get real.
And that way of life can be hard. Real hard.
So here are 5 Tips that have worked for me.
- Bottoms Up.
And as much as I like to have a glass of wine or enjoy a beer, water is my BFF. At work I have three trinkets on my desk and I move each trinket as I drink my 20 oz cup. So bottoms up!
And on that side note, Savannah peeps! Check out World of Beer…. ask for the raspberry beer mixed with *crap I can’t remember*. OMGsogood. Then follow with a water.
Don’t know how much water to drink? Check out this article from the Mayo Clinic. I also like to consult the pee test, especially during the hot months in Savannah (like NOW!) and during peak training.
- Smuggle Veggies & Fruits
I aim for between 5-8 servings of a F&V. Think it’s hard. Well yes, it can be. So I smuggle. Smuggle them into my protein shakes (handful of spinach coming right up). Smuggle them into my egg white omelets. Smuggle them on top of oats. Or into pasta dishes. Get creative.
Now what constitutes a serving?
1/2 cup of strawberries is 4 large ones. That’s it! BAM!
How much should I eat? Check this out from our friends (or not friends… whateve, I don’t get into politics here) in Washington.
That’s right. Tell your peeps that you want to get your tuckus in gear. And amaze yourself with the support you get. The nay-sayers… are probably just jealous or on a journey themselves. Treasure the relationship you have with them, but just remember that you want to be fit and seek your guidance from a source that uplifts you.
- Dear Diary….
I once found my old diary. Apparently I had very little to say, because I wrote all of two words.
- Have FUN
Why would you workout and eat healthy if you can’t have fun?!? I like to mix things up and try new fitness activities, like training at D1 Savannah.
Or wearing a ridiculous costume to a race. Yes. I am a cup of hot cocoa with REAL jumbo marshmallows. I won first place.
In the costume contest.
Have a great 4th of July tomorrow. Be safe and if you take in some libations, have a DD please!
Q: What tips do YOU do that help?
Oh and remember…. these worked for me and are my opinion (see end of this if you have questions).