We know that making healthy choices can improve our lifestyle overall. It’s not easy, but staying in shape and healthy should be a top goal to live a longer and happier life. Working out can also give us an outlet from our normal day-to-day hustle and bustle and eventually will become part of your everyday routine. There are many small changes we can make in our habits that will improve our motivation to live healthier lives now and for our future selves.
Make a Plan, Make Changes
We know that sometimes plans fail. It is frustrating to see setbacks, but the first step in change is to create awareness. Repetitive behaviors are done without giving them much thought. Maybe you wake up at 6:00 am, take the kids to school each morning, grab a quick snack, throw in a load of laundry, and start your day. These are all patterns you have created for yourself. The key is identifying the areas you need to disrupt and then changing the pattern.
Small changes can happen in every aspect of your routine. One small area you can change is improving your diet to lose weight. The best way you can do this is simply by choosing healthier options. Maybe you continue having breakfast right after drop-off, but instead of eating something prepackaged, you make a protein-packed breakfast. Check out our favorite smoothie recipe below!
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
- ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 2 cups of ice
Another habit you can make is fitting in a quick total body workout during your morning chores or in unexpected situations. Try climbing a few flights of stairs as you are putting away toys in the upstairs playroom. While the laundry is washing or drying, try fitting in an extra workout before heading to the gym later that evening. Need some inspiration? Try this Impulse at-home workout!
Total Body Workout:
- 10 squat jumps
- 10 overhead presses (use canned goods or whatever you have in the kitchen)
- 30 mountain climbers
- 15 bicycle crunches
- 12 burpees
Stay on Track
The key to staying on track is finding a Community that will keep you consistent and accountable. While your original goal may be to lose weight and be healthy, finding a social outlet is an added bonus. At Impulse Training, we have coaches, nutritionists, and massage therapists to lead you through your health journey. You will practice self-control while being surrounded by others who have the same lifestyle goals as you. Eventually, healthy habits will be there to stay because of the support you receive from your fitness community.
Think About Your Future Goals
While our goals will take time, you can receive instant gratification in knowing that you are transforming yourself. As you fit in workouts in unexpected situations, make small diet changes, and find your fitness community, you will have a new outlook on enhancing your life. Try to share your newfound improvements with those around you. Involve your family in your decisions to make healthier habits that are here to stay.
Impulse Training in North Canton, OH provides a world-class training experience for individuals and families at any fitness level. Our knowledgeable staff will partner with you to create your fitness goals, support you as you complete your workout plan, and help you experience results! We offer a variety of training opportunities, nutrition guidance through our licensed, registered dietitian and onsite massage therapist to ensure you have the resources you need to succeed. Contact us today at 330-499-2266 or learn more at impulsetraining.com.