Spring into Fitness

Spring is here, the weather will be warming up and it is the perfect time to start a new fitness routine. Follow the 6 steps below to help succeed at reaching your health and fitness goals.

1. Set Goals
The first step before starting your spring fitness routine is to clearly state what you want to accomplish. Set small goals that lead up to your main goal. For example, if you want to exercise for 30 minutes, set small goals as exercising for 10 minutes and adding one minute each day until you reach 30 minutes.

2. Prepare
Prepare for success. If you are going to start exercising, designate a period of time each day. Stock your fridge with healthy foods, throw out the junk food, start drinking plenty of H20, buy running shoes, do whatever is necessary to guarantee success.

3. Routine
Plan your fitness routine. What are you doing exactly everyday. Write your plan down and follow it meticulously. Be specific: what are you doing, how long, how hard.

4. Initiate
Take the first step. Get to the gym or outside for a walk. You will never regret doing a workout. The hardest part is getting started.

5. Notation
Dedicate a special notebook to record your exercise and diet each day. This will help hold you accountable and stay motivated. Record what you did exactly that day and note how you felt physically, mentally and emotionally. Studies have shown the people who write down what they eat each day lose more weight than people who do not.

6. Review Goals
 Each time you attain your goal, set a new goal. Being fit and healthy is a lifelong process.

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