You can shine this year if you start right now by getting healthier and fitter. Fitness is not all about how you look. It’s about how you feel too. A few lifestyle changes can help you get back into shape and end the year with a great body, loads of energy and the determination to take on the world. That’s what an exercise program and healthy eating can do for you! There are so many reasons to start getting healthy before you tackle other goals.
Exercise not only makes you fit and attractive, it gives you the energy to achieve other non-related goals.
I have clients that are both female and in competitive, often male dominated, positions. They have to be on top of everything and be at their best. Many feel that because of their situation, they have to work harder and smarter than the men, just to get equal acknowledgment from management. Whether they’re right or wrong isn’t important. They make lifestyle changes, with diet and exercise first, to become their strongest and boost their energy level so they can achieve their work goals easier.
Getting stronger doesn’t mean getting muscle bound.
Don’t worry about bulking up and looking like a body builder. It takes more than just a normal program of exercise to achieve those bulky muscles. When women work out, they build muscles, but it’s a lean sinewy look that tones you without bulk. When you are strong, you feel that way and respond that way. My women clients actually thinned down and toned up, but they got the psychological advantage of feeling strong and having more energy.
Eating healthy and working out can make your mental work go faster.
Have you ever noticed that at the end of a tough, long day your brain feels like mush! Most of that feeling comes from the hormones created by stress. They can fog your mind and make it difficult to think. Working out burns off those hormones and stimulates blood flow to all parts of the body, including the brain. Studies show that when you workout, it helps develop new connections in the brain and keeps you mentally sharper. You’ll be an ace in the office, doing tasks at home or even taking classes after work.
Healthy eating is vital if you don’t want that mid-afternoon down time when the drowsies hit. A healthy diet keeps your blood sugar level so you don’t crave sugar for energy. You’ll be energized all day long.
Exercise helps boost your metabolism to make losing weight even easier. That’s because muscle tissue requires more energy to maintain than fat tissue does.
Looking your best can give you the confidence to act more powerful and command respect. You’ll improve your posture and walk taller. That gives you the look of confidence that commands respect from others.
When you learn to eat healthier, you’ll never have to diet again. You can even eat some of your favorite fattening foods, but more sparingly.