Thursday, May 15, 2008

See You on the Monkey Bars

If you forgot to brush your teeth last night, did you decide this morning to throw in the towel and never brush your teeth again? Since you're obviously a slob who doesn't have enough self- discipline to remember to brush your teeth, why bother brushing them at all if you forgot to last night?
Of course not.
So if you had ice cream for dinner last night, or didn't exercise yesterday, or gained a pound this week, don't throw in the towel! Make a healthier choice for dinner tonight by eating something lean. Go for a short walk. Weigh in again next week.
Just do NOT give up.

-This statement was a featured board post from

12 Ways to Stay on Track
-Because 10 wasn't enough-

1. Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing. For ideas browse youtube using search words like, "5 to 10 minute workout", "quick workout", "at home workout", or "no equipment workout"

2. Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland. Voted most likely to google everything, searching online is my favorite resource for recipes. Key words, "Healthy recipes" "Easy breakfast, healthy"

3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start it off right!

4. Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference! I'm thirsty just typing about it.

5. Look for motivational videos, workouts and activities. Seeing how others overcome similar struggles and obstacles can be a great source of motivation. I enjoy watching the excersice demos on the CrossFit website.

6. Track your food! No matter how it adds up, you'll learn from it. Great online resourse for this is SparkPeople. Its free!

7. Share your goals. Whether you post them on a blog or share them with a friend, you'll be more accountable.

8. Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement. My best friends and I used to meet for weekly happy hours, now we meet for weekly group workouts. Afterwards we meet for breakfast and set goals.

9. Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out and GET MOVING!

10. Take the stairs. Even if this is the only thing you do all day, you’ll feel stronger for it.

11. Listen to an inspirational song. Better yet, make a playlist of them so you can turn to it whenever you need a boost. In iTunes I search my favorite song add "remix" to the search. Try this one, "Stronger, Workout Remix"

12. Play! What kids call “play,” we often call “exercise.” Play a sport, a game, or use the playground equipment to bring the fun back into fitness. See you on the monkey bars!

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