1. SWITCH UP YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE: If you find yourself doing the same workout every day, you may not be getting the results you deserve!  The key is to challenge your body by performing different exercises. Focus on different muscle groups and consider adding in cardio to your routine. Get your heart rate up! We encourage you to change up your workout routine each week.
  2. CREATE AN UPBEAT PLAYLIST: Music can make or break your workout! No, seriously! Try adding some fast paced music to your playlist and let the beats pump you up!
  3. SWITCH UP YOUR MEAL PLAN: If you eat the same foods, it may be time to make some changes. Like your workout, we need to continue to challenge the body and introduce different nutritious foods from time to time. Find what works best for your body!
  4. GRAB A WORKOUT BUDDY: Sometimes, we need a friend to motivate us and get us through our workouts. There is nothing wrong with that! Partner up with a motivated friend and push each other in the gym.
  5. POST-WORKOUT PROTEIN: Your body needs replenished after a good workout. When you perform resistance exercises, it breaks down the muscle. You need amino acids to repair and build.
  6. UTILIZE YOUTUBE VIDEOS: Lately, I’ve been using YouTube to get a good workout in.  It offers many FREE workouts to follow. You can do these workouts in your home, at your convenience. There are many to choose from!
  7. ACCEPT A DAY OF REST: We want results, so we think we need to keep pushing our bodies! Not a good idea! Allow yourself at least one day of rest. Your body needs the time to rest and recover. If it’s never given the time to recover you could run into injury.
  8. HAVE FUN: Working out shouldn’t be something you dread! Find a type of physical activity you enjoy and go after it! Getting active doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the gym. Get your heart rate up at home by dancing in the kitchen with your kids or going for a family walk. If you have little ones, pop them in the stroller for a little extra weight while you walk or jog.
  9. GET A TRAINER: You don’t need a trainer for each workout, rather on occasion to give you fresh ideas  and motivation. Take those new ideas and use them on your own to get the results you are looking for!
  10. DRINK MORE WATER: We HAVE to hydrate our bodies, and even more so when working out! Stay hydrated before, during and after your workout. Loading up on H2O also helps flush out toxins and aids in weight loss. 

***Always consult your doctor before making any changes regarding your health and wellness. We offer suggestions, but don't claim to be medical experts. 

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