Fun Flexible Fitness - Fitness that fits your life!
Survival Tips 
 
It's hard to fit everything into a busy life.  There's work, chores, hobbies, family, pets, etc., etc.  The list never ends.  However, being fit and making sure that you are regularly working out is going to make tackling all those things easier, less stressful and your odds of getting injured will be reduced.  Here are some ideas ...
 
  • Look at your week and plan your workouts accordingly. For example, if you know that you will be staying out late for a gathering on a Thursday night, don't plan your hardest workout on Friday morning. Being flexible about your workout schedule will help you stay consistent and still ensure that you are getting a good workout.
 
  • Look at your week and plan your menus.  In looking at your week, notice which days are not going to be conducive to shopping, chopping and cooking a meal.  These are days to schedule frozen leftovers or healthy take-out options.  When choosing take-out items be sure to add salads and/or steamed veggies, plain pasta or rice, and grilled meats.  You can then combine these ingredients into healthy, fast meals that are sure to satisfy everyone at your table - and still let you get that workout completed!
 
  • To prevent workout boredome, look at adding a different type of class to your routine.  It can be once a week, every other week, once a month - you get the picture.  Change things up to challenge your muscles, balance and enthusiasm.  
 
  • Try to schedule a yoga workout for your active recovery day.  Yoga can be a terrific work out especially if you usually run or walk.  It will encourage you to stretch in ways you don't on your own and it will provide you with a moment of quiet before your launch back into the craziness of your day.
 
  • Don't skip the cardio.  Life gets crazy for all of us.  However, these are the times when you need cardio the most as it is the best and most important stress buster.  Shoot for an hour TOTAL for at least 6 days a week. Remember you can add up your cardio in 10 minute increments. For example: on a busy day you might only be able to run/walk for 30 minutes but by adding in three additional 10 minute walks throughout the day you will have reached your one hour goal. Flexibility will be the key to keeping with your routine.
 
  • Have fun and enjoy yourself!   Remember, being fit allows us to do all the things that we love without getting sore, injured, and stressed.
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