PhotobucketHere it is again.  A new decade has dawned upon us.  Once again you sit in front of the mirror and vow to get in better shape.  You know the old saying ” you can’t help those who can’t help themselves”?  That applies to you.  I can write these blogs all day long but they will only help those of you that are serious about changing your life.  So as we enter resolution season this year- make sure that your fitness declarations are sincere.  If you don’t know where to start, ask questions and I will answer them.  Don’t be afraid to ask someone in your gym for advice on how to perform an exercise or what you should be eating.  Finally, remember FITNESS= DIET + EXERCISE.  Stick to the equation and great results will follow. 

10 Tips for getting in shape in 2010.

  1. Throw out the Holiday leftovers and donate any JUNK food in your Pantry to charity.
  2. Join a gym or buy a home gym kit ( Lifefitness makes a $100 Fitness kit with a jump rope, resistance band, medicine ball and workout mat.)
  3. Find a motivated workout partner that knows more about fitness than you do.
  4. Make a list of healthy foods that you want to buy and go shopping for them.
  5. Train yourself to pre-cook healthy meals (Chicken breast, brown rice, hard boiled eggs, Tuna fish, almonds, Steamed Vegetables, etc.)
  6. Get your spouse or significant other motivated to diet with you.
  7. Eat a healthy breakfast every morning and eat dinner earlier.
  8. Train yourself not to eat any desserts ( You can lose 1lb a week just by doing this).
  9. Join an outdoor club or activities group that will get your heart rate up ( hiking, skiing, walking, Cycling, Tennis, Softball, etc.)
  10. Park as far away from your destination as possible and walk.