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5 Simple Ways To Get Fit & Stay Fit In 2017

Simple, effective strategies so you can be the best version of you in 2017.

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It's a New Year and you want to GET fit and STAY fit once and for all. If you've experienced the ups and downs of trying to change your diet, feeling like you aren't seeing progress, or falling off the fitness bandwagon all together, these are a few simple ways you can change your life to be the happiest, best version of you.

1. Eat a Breakfast you LOVE

Plenty of people in the fitness world talk about drastically changing the foods you eat, and trading unhealthy foods for a healthier alternative. But what they don't talk about is finding the healthy foods you actually LIKE to eat. What breakfast do you look forward to eating every morning? If you hate eggs and spinach don't force yourself to eat it every morning. Breakfast is the first meal of the day and it's important to start your day off with something nutritious AND delicious. Eating healthy doesn't have to be a punishment! Experiment with various breakfast foods and find something you thoroughly enjoy - there are plenty of healthy options and you WILL find one you love.

2. Eat Veggies with Every Lunch, Dinner & Snack

If you've ever wondered how in the world a person could say the "crave vegetables", this is how. Pairing every meal with veggies is a simple way to get vital nutrients into your system (and flush out all those sugary foods or drinks you had over the holidays). Do this consistently and you too will begin to feel like your body becomes partial to vegetables.

3. Remember the Power of Walking

Being truly active doesn't mean working out for 30 minutes in the morning and sitting the rest of the day. If you want to see results faster, start walking around more. Park farther away from your destination. (Examples: the grocery store, the office, picking the kiddos up from school - park farther away and walk to meet them) It seems like a simple fix, but you'll be surprised how much better your body and mind feel after getting your steps in!

4. Remember Sweating is Sexy

You feel good when you sweat! It makes your skin glow, gets the endorphins going, and overtime gives you that bikini body! We've got to stop being bashful about sweating - wear it like a badge of honor. If you hate climbing into your car sweaty after a workout try this: The Seat Hoody is a washable car seat cover made with amazing patterns.

5. Supplement your Fitness Routine with Fun Events

Working out can feel monotonous sometimes. That's why you should sign up for fun fitness events so you can have something to look forward to! You're more likely to succeed if you have a bigger goal like doing a sprint triathlon, running a half-marathon, or training for an obstacle course race with friends. The physique will happen along the way as you start training and having fun!

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