At this very moment if you search online for the most popular New Year's resolutions, eating right and exercise always makes the list. We hate to break it to you, but going to the gym for only the first week after the New Year, is not enough to get you into shape in the long run. Living a healthy lifestyle year-round is the only way to look and feel your best.
As a Certified Personal Trainer, Steve Sweat has been helping his clients redefine and reshape themselves into the body they have always wanted. No matter what type of physical training you are aiming for, there are a few changes you can make at the strike of midnight this weekend to get you one step closer to completing that resolution. Now with his special offer of 3 training sessions for only $100, you can feel confident and comfortable in your decision to get into shape.
- First and foremost, walking is essential. If you are within 12 blocks of your destination, save the gas and walk on over. If you are within five blocks of your destination and it comes time to choose between the stairs or the escalator, take the stairs. In today's society it is very easy to become lazy, but making just a few minor changes can really make a difference.
- Overeating is never good, but make sure you are fueling your body enough to get you through the day. Fat is excess fuel; your body will store whatever you do not use throughout the day as fat. Eat the right and appropriate amount of food and your body will always be satisfied.
- Try and stay between 1300-1500 calories a day. Anything less than 1200 will cause you to lose shape, toning and muscle definition (which obviously no one wants), while too many calories will store up as fat.
- Think of yourself as a Calorie Accountant and your body as a Calorie Bank. Use your Calorie Budget wisely and break it up into 5 or 6 deposits (small meals) a day. Your metabolism can process small quantities better than large ones.
- Drinking water is a great way to help your body digest food, as it cleans and rehydrates your body. Try drinking 8 to 12 ounces of water before a meal and be sure to take sips in between each bite. Having 64 ounces of water a day should be your ultimate goal.
- Just say no to soda! We know how good fruit juices and salads can be, but be mindful that many fruit products carry sugar and that many salad dressings are very fattening. Stick to a little oil and vinegar on your salad when possible and try maybe one glass of juice a day.
- Limit yourself to 100 grams of carbohydrates a day and substitute for whole-grains as much as possible. When it comes to cooking your food, always stick with steaming, broiling, grilling and baking. Fried foods are fatty and the former ways of cooking is the best way to keep the foods' natural flavors.
- Add some nutrient-rich fruits like avocado, clementine and pomegranate into your diet, as well as proteins like almonds, string beans and tomatoes.
If you need a little extra push to put you on the right path, personal training is a great option to consider and right now Steve Sweat is offering 3 private sessions for just $100. With competitors charging hundreds of dollars for one session, getting into shape has never been so affordable and easy!