This is a topic that I’ve struggled with more than most. There’s something about mornings that my whole system completely disagrees with. But I’ve realized—especially after having a child—that I tend to get busier and busier as the day goes by, making it more difficult to get away to the gym as each hour passes. I’m sure you can relate! And while I’m not one to support the “no time” excuse for skipping a workout, we all can admit that it’d be a lot easier if we got our workout done in the morning before our day gets too busy. So how does one turn into a morning workout person? For some of you, this might seem like an impossible task, but I promise that there are many tricks to make this a much easier transition.
No matter how old you get, some things will never change. Going through a breakup —even if you’re the one who did the dumping— can be hard to do. Whether you just got out of a long relationship or you never even had a chance to meet their folks, the best way to get over a breakup is to get a seriously hot post-breakup body. When you look and feel like a million bucks, you’re more likely to be able to heal and move on. So switch off the sad songs, load up your favorite hard-hitting workout jams and get your butt to the gym!
We usually can identify the obvious signs that we need more sleep, such as frequent yawning, having puffy or heavy eyelids and experiencing a general sense of tiredness. But what about the less obvious ones, the subtle cues that are alerting us to get more zzz’s? These signs are important to recognize because almost half of us don’t receive the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night. This can lead to serious health issues. And if we continue a habit of poor sleep, we’ll be even less aware of how much we’re sleep deprived and fail to make the necessary changes!
We’ve all seen those dramatic before-and-after photos of people who lost half their body weight. Maybe you have a friend or loved one who has made a serious transformation as well. These changes grab our attention, inspire us and even motivate our own diet and fitness efforts. But crash dieting is not an option if you want to make a physique transformation that lasts for years to come. Instead, you should focus on a lifestyle change. Crash dieting doesn’t work, and here’s why:
A person’s BMI, or Body Mass Index, is used to determine what percentage of an average person’s body weight is muscle and what percentage is fat. In the majority of cases, this is an accurate calculation. It is used to help a person reach an ideal weight if they are embarking on a weight loss program. Men and women will have different percentages of fat, according to their natural physical makeup. Women tend to carry more fat and will have a somewhat higher BMI. There are times when a person’s BMI can be misleading, however.
There’s something appealing about a blank slate and a fresh start. Most of us find it rather easy to set a goal to improve upon certain area(s) on January 1. And if you’re like most, you find yourself having difficulty sticking to your New Year’s resolutions for more than a month.
Whether you’re hosting guests this winter or simply trying to spread a little joy and cheer among your family, you have an endless number of ways to decorate your home for the holidays. Fortunately, you don’t have to blow your holiday budget to do it, either!
Podcasts are the new wave in media content: awesome, free, downloadable radio shows that you can listen to in your car, as you workout, or even as you do chores around your home.
Staying inspired to workout can be a challenge sometimes, especially if you have a hard workout ahead of you or are feeling stressed out, frustrated, or any other emotion that threatens to derail you from your goals. To keep you feeling focused and motivated, check out the following quotes about fitness, and keep your favorites stashed on your phone.