I think it’s all too common to fall victim of placing a certain time and date for when to begin a fitness routine. I’m referring to the “New Year Resolution Syndrome”. Just because it’s a start of a new year doesn’t mean you have to drastically change your life. You don’t have to go down the “rabbit hole” of fad diets. You don’t have to go to the gym six or seven days a week. And please don’t set unrealistic goals. Creating a healthy lifestyle and habits is quite simple. Let me break it down for ya:
- What is your goal(s) and remember them! This is crucial. If you are wandering into the gym aimlessly and don’t really have a reason as to why you’re exercising… chances are you probably won’t like working out hard because it’s uncomfortable and you could end up quitting before you even begin.
- This is a lifestyle change. Think of it as a marathon, not a sprint to the finish. The number one secret I can tell you that will change your life and get you to your goal is this – “CONSISTENCY”.
- For example: let’s say you have a week in which you may have enjoyed a few too many delicious meals and forgot to make it into the gym. No big deal, just get back at it as soon as you can.
- Nutrition doesn’t have to be like trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum either. Watch your food portions, enjoy eating a variety of fresh produce, shop the perimeter of the grocery store aisles as best as you can (that’s the fresh stuff F.Y.I.). Get help with meal prepping and recipes by either friends who have figured it out or explore YouTube. Get creative and please remember there isn’t such a thing as “bad food” or food that will make you fat. It’s science: calories in (vs) calories out. If you eat less in which your body needs, you will lose weight. Vice versa, if you consume more calories than your body needs you may gain weight. *NOTE: If you require special dietary needs or professional assistance, please seek out a registered dietician or doctor.
Thinking about which gym to join? I might be biased here but for good reason. Courts Plus is like a family and has a lot of space. If one part of the gym is busy, you most likely will be able to work out in another part of the gym that is not. Upstairs is mainly the cardio and machines, while downstairs has the free weights. Both up and downstairs has cable machines and plenty of options to get your workout routine completed. Got kids – no problem! Courts has childcare, a huge indoor playground, and other activities to keep your kiddos occupied and active! There are also different membership options. For all other information please see the Courts Plus website:
http://www.courtsplus.org (or call) 701-237-4805
2022 is just another year on the calendar. You don’t have to start your routine on January 1st, just as long as you start! I want to wish you all good health and happiness and we at Courts Plus do care about you!