Somewhere between March and October I’ve gained weight. Like, 4 pounds above my high weight, gained weight. Usually this would bother me, but because it’s fall it wouldn’t have been so bad. You throw on a few extra layers or a jacket of some kind, and you tend to forget the extra weight. However, living in Florida doesn’t allow for the same fall pleasures.
The good news is that the southern heat really pushes me to be more active. I’ve been running more, taking Allegra on longer walks and I even purchased a groupon to try a local hot yoga place! Operation: Get Fit (aka Operation: Fit Back In My Clothes) is officially in action!
Just in case you want to get involved with me, here are 3 simple ways to make healthy choices throughout your day.
- Utilize commercial breaks. As I confessed last week, I’ve been obsessed with TV lately (will it gross you out if I tell you that I’ve been watching even more shows than I listed there?) But I feel a little better about my obsession when I use them to workout. Sometimes I do sit ups, other times it’s push-ups or squats, but either way I do my best to set myself up to get some movement in during commercials.
- Park in the back of the lot. No more searching for front-row parking. Utilize your able body by taking a parking spot in the back and walk your butt past all those lazy spots to the front door.
- Bring your own lunch (and your own coffee). Going out to eat may be fun, but the negatives tend to add up quickly. Between the extra cash you’re spending and the extra calories you’re ingesting, going out for lunch is better left as a fun treat, not an every day occurrence. Oh, and the same rings true for buying coffee out. Forget about those starbucks and DD runs. Bring your own coffee in the morning and grab an extra one for later if necessary.
What do you like to do to get into a healthy groove?
PS- Drink more water!