The summer is coming to an end! One of my favorite things about transitioning into fall is getting back into my routine, which includes getting on track with clean eating, exercise, and my overall health. By the end of the summer, after all of the delicious barbecues and fun pool parties, it’s nice to hit reset. Let’s cleanse in a simple, natural way, while still enjoying the delicious, satisfying foods we love.
One of my biggest struggles in the past has been finding ways to enjoy special events or celebrations without allowing treats to get me completely off track of my health goals. Special events are important. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, wedding or reunion, many special events seem like a train wreck when you are trying to lose weight and commit to a healthier lifestyle.
This summer, I’m really trying to slow down, think rationally, and positively, so I can be my overall best self. To that end, I’ve identified some not-so-great habits that I’ve slowly adopted for one reason or another, that I’d like to cut to help decrease my anxiety and increase my productivity and positivity. Do any of these bad habits resonate with you? Below each of these not-so-great tendencies I’ve listed a strategy that I’m going to use (and you can to) to try to eliminate it from your life.
I consider myself a morning person. I enjoy waking up with the sunrise and getting an early start on my day. Still, most mornings, the thought of a tough workout with Serena and her team make me want to pull the covers over my head and hit the snooze button one more time!
We are all tight on time. It's a challenge that prevents a lot of us from fitting in our workouts but is also something that can be overcome. I always tell my clients to get away from the idea that you need to dedicate a full hour to the gym. It doesn't have to be this large chunk of time out of your day because let's be honest; we'd rather be hanging out with friends or planning our next trip to Europe.
You don’t have to be holding a glass of champagne to party! Maybe you want to save your calories for a special treat or maybe you want to be sure you feel refreshed the next morning. Just because you aren’t drinking alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun time with friends. This is something I’m trying to adopt more into my social life to be healthier.
Making the switch from working out at a local gym to working out at home is easier than you may think. Not only is it cost effective, but it saves time, and could be a source of motivation for you. It’s much easier to fit in a workout when it’s in the next room, rather than down the street (or further). Follow the steps below to create an amazing workout space that is easy to access and fun to use!
Serena is a fitness professional and entrepreneur, having ten plus years experience in the wellness industry. She provides clients and subscribers with wellness services that show how fitness can be part of your everyday life no matter what. Her feature service is the virtual studio she’s created and leads online workouts with a team of three other coaches to clients from all over the world. Serena’s favorite things are to connect with other startup leaders, travel, enjoy great coffee, and decorate!
We are more alike than you may think. At the end of the day, I'm a girl who wants to maintain a certain level of health, flexibility, and strength. I want to workout often, understand how to eat well and have somebody else tell me what to do at the gym. I don't want to have to think too hard about it, or else I won't do it.
We tend to spend more time indoors during the colder months so naturally, we become a bit more sedentary. Netflix can takeover, extra snacks can creep in and heavier, denser meals tend to show up on the dinner table without you even realizing! The shock comes into play when your scale reads a scary number, or your pants start feeling tighter. I know that feeling and it’s very, very frustrating.
So what can we do to prevent or fix this extra winter weight? Let’s check it out!