Category Archives: Exercise

Motivation

I have had a reader request to talk about how to stay motivated when working out and eating healthy. This is really hard and is so different for every person.

My best advice is to just do it! It takes 21 days to create a new habit. That is just 3 weeks. If you work out for 5-6 days every week for 3 weeks, you will have created a new habit that will be easier to stick with.

Get a workout buddy! It’s more fun to workout with someone else. You will stick with it if someone else is counting on you. If you don’t have anyone that will work out with you. Sign up for a free account at www.missourifitclub.com and I’ll send out invites and we can work out together in the virtual gym. Even though we aren’t in person working out, if you set a time and know that you have someone meeting you online, you are more apt to stick with it! If you sign up and want to work out with me, let me know so I can send you the invite. I work out in the mornings and again at 5:30 PM CT.

If you are trying to lose weight, then post a photo of yourself when you were thinner on your fridge. If you are looking at it daily, you will be more inclined to get those workouts in and not eat what you shouldn’t.

Also, remember how you feel when you workout and eat right. You know that you are going to feel better, look better and even sleep better.

Keep a journal and a to-do list. You have to schedule your workouts just like you would any other appointment. Put it in your phone, set a reminder and get it done. Lay out your workout clothes and shoes so that you see them first thing when you get up in the morning. I do recommend that you workout first thing. This way you won’t have something come up that will be an excuse not to workout. AND, let’s face it. It’s way to easy to find something else to do. Get it done first thing. You will have more energy throughout the day!

So in 3 weeks you can have a new healthy habit and be on your way to your fitness goals! I love having workout buddies, so get in touch with me and let’s workout together in the virtual gym! You will have a chance to win up to $1000 or other cool prizes ( ipods, cameras and camcorders!) That is motivation in and of itself.

If you have any other questions, please post them here or email me directly – dana@missourifitclub.com!

I hope that my internet is back up today. They’ve been working on it all day. :) Keep your fingers crossed!

Exercise Plateau’s

Everyone has hit the dreaded plateau. How do you overcome it? I have found that if I back off the exercise for a few days (no more than 1 week), then hit it hard again, it helps me break through the plateau.

Diet is key to losing weight. Exercise is another very important part of the process. You must burn more calories than you take in. Most times, this is easier said than done. Since I’ve gotten the Bodybugg, I’ve found that I eat more than I thought and move less than I thought! UGH! My weight is staying steady, but I’d like to lose those last 5 lbs.

Eat foods that are high in fiber, whole grains, fruits and veggies for the best results. Weight lifting will turn fat to muscle and muscle as we all know burns more calories. Cardio helps to burn off the fat. A nice balance of diet, cardio and weight lifting will get the best results.

Here are some great tips from Beachbody on breaking through the plateau:

Rockin Body Dance Party

I didn’t feel very good over the weekend, so I didn’t get my workout done on Sat. I am feeling better and just finished Rockin Abs. I really like this one. It has a good cardio session and then we moved to the floor and did some really hard ab work. The plank and drill extreme are hard, but so effective.

Shaun Ts Dance Party Series™ – $39.90
We cut Shaun T loose and these new dance workouts are out of control! Beachbody® dancer/choreographer has gone all-out to create the most intense and innovative dance routines ever released.

Rockin’ Body Get ready to say “I’ve got abs.” Shaun shows you exciting new moves like Robo, Hammer-Slide, 360, and the Drill Extreme, all guaranteed to burn fat while they’re flattening and toning your abs. (30 minutes)

Check it out at www.missourifitclub.com Today is a $300 day in wowy. Wowy is the online super gym. Sign up at the website listed above and upload a picture (headshot is fine) and you log your workouts (doesn’t have to be a Beachbody workout) and you have a chance to win the prize of the day. It’s THAT EASY!!!!! Give it a try today- you might be $300 richer tomorrow 😉

I’m going to try and get Ho Ala Ke Kino in this afternoon. I have a lot of work to do, not sure if I’ll get it done or not. Planning on it though. When I get it done, I’ll be sure to post about it.

Need to hit the shower, I’m all sweaty after a good workout :)

Dana