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Joey L. Dowdy’s “Fall For Fitness Plan”

Posted in Aerobic, Be Fabulous, Dance, fitness, Get fired Up, Get Fit, Groove, inspiration, Look Fierce, motivation, Peace, Physical Activity, Plus Size, Self fulfillment, Self Improvement, Shake Your Booty, Stage, Theatre, Total Health, Uncategorized, Wellness, work out with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by JJgroove01

Hello all, it’s Joey, after a long hot summer, trying my cool Fab 5 Fitness Tips will help you to get back into the Groove and Keep Fashionably Fit For Fall.

1. SET REALISTIC GOALS
It’s not enough to say: “I want to lose weight” and it’s too much to say, “I want to lose twenty pounds in the next two weeks.” It’s hard to achieve a goal, any goal if it’s too open-ended or simply unrealistic. Not only will you be less motivated, but it’s easier to bail out on goals that are too general. Be specific, yet realistic with goal-setting. Losing 1-2 pounds per week is highly do-able and it’s also more likely that you’ll keep the weight off.

Note: Adding in a personal daily affirmation will encourage and remind you just how important it is to keep on track.

AFFIRMATION: Slowly but surely is DEFINITELY the right way to go!

2. CREATE A FUN FITNESS PLAN
Create a workout that you will enjoy. Variety is the spice of life and a varied plan will motivate you to stick with it. Make sure your plan consists of a range of exercises – some that are easy to do as well as more challenging ones. There are three keys to a balanced exercise plan:
Cardio (Dance, Walking, Swimming, Tennis etc.)
Stretching (Exotic Tone, Yoga, Pilates)
Strength Training (Stretch bands, weights, exotic tone)

AFFIRMATION: My personal exercise plan is so much fun. It gives me energy. Makes me feel fit and sexy! It is a daily enjoyment!

3. RESIST THE “ALL OR NOTHING” APPROACH
If you missed your workout today or splurged on your Great Aunt’s Ultimate Brownies, don’t give up. Everyone has hits and misses because no one is perfect! Always be kind to yourself. Tomorrow is another day. And remember, even a little exercise is better than none.
AFFIRMATION: Less can sometimes be more! Rejuvenation comes in all forms.

4. A SHORT WORKOUT IS BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL!
Health officials recommend we workout for 30-60 minutes 6 days a week – WOW! I know what you’re thinking! “Not a chance! Not with my busy schedule!” But don’t give up hope, there’s good news! Short workouts can still be quite effective. 10, 15, or 20 minute increments during the day can really make a world of difference when you stay focused and committed to a plan.
AFFIRMATION: Doing something rather than nothing makes me feel accomplished. It always leaves me feeling better about myself.

5. START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT – EAT BREAKFAST!
Even mom said it till she was out of breath. But it’s true! Start your day off right and you’re more likely to end it right. If you starve yourself until lunch, you’re more likely to gorge down more than you need. And just getting to lunchtime without that nutritional boost in the morning can be tough! Eating a well-balanced diet gives you more lasting energy. Now try theses,
Breakfast Smarts:
• Whole grains: (fiber) oatmeal, bran muffins, wheat toast or cereal
• Protein: low fat yogurt, egg whites, nuts, or protein shakes
• Fruits: Apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, juice

AFFIRMATION: Eating nutritionally is always the better choice it makes me feel more energized, aware, and motivated, like I’m ready for life!

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