The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is starting to melt away. It feels like spring is right around the corner—even if it’s only February. Now is the time to jump out of the winter rut and get back out there!
Find your motivation
Maybe you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, or increase your daily activity. All you need is one goal. What are you working towards? Write it down. Put it on a post-it at your desk, the whiteboard on the fridge, and on the lock-screen on your phone. Whatever your goals, remind yourself daily.
Define your diet
And no, I don’t mean skip two meals a day and eat plain lettuce for lunch. What do you need to meet your goals? If you’re looking to gain muscle, be sure that you’re getting the right amount of protein. If you’re looking towards better heart heath, make sure your diet reflects your goal.
Be active daily
Whether you’re going for a walk around the block, attending a Zumba class, or training for a marathon, be sure you’re doing something every day. It could be something small or something big, just get moving!
Don’t think of it as work
When you start thinking of exercise at work, you’re going to dread it. You’re going to procrastinate and be less productive. Exercise shouldn’t be a chore. Find something you enjoy doing and do that!
Sleep and hydrate
This is helpful, not only for your health, but your overall well-being. The more you hydrate and the better you sleep, the happier and more productive you’ll be each day.
Enlist a friend
Springing into action is easier with someone on your side. Grab your most motivational pal and hit the gym together. Your lifestyle change doesn’t have to be isolating. If you enlist a friend to join with you, you can save huge on your membership!