Well hello, wanderers! It has been a while. I have been pretty quiet on my business sites, mostly because I have been focusing on the “Peace For The Soul” part of the WanderFit mission: Wander for the mind, Fit for the body, Peace for the soul. I’ve been enjoying the company of loved ones, soaking in the glory of the world around me, and finding beauty in the mess that we call life (and let me tell you, mess there has been). However, today is a pivotal day on your wellness journey. In the journey to being you in the raw. Sure, every day is a pivotal day on your adventure to being a better you, but today marks the halfway point of the year 2015.
As promised in my April 1st post, I am checking in on July 1. You are quite literally in the middle of the year. You are right smack dab in the middle of 2015 and it could go either way from here. It could go downhill and in 6 months, you could be back where you were on December 31st, perhaps slightly bloated sitting cross-legged in your favorite chair licking the empty tin of your favorite Christmas cookie storage.
…Or you could make small changes today that will matter tomorrow, in 1, 3 and 6 months. What are these small changes you ask? Well, that’s up to you! But because I like to make health easy for every body, I made a list for you all. I present to you:
The List of Small Changes that Will Improve Health Over Time
(because it’s a lifestyle, not a “todaystyle”)
1. Aim for a certain number of salads a week. Generally, we all have 21 meals a week. If you were to promise yourself that a fraction of those meals would be salads, your body will thank you. Start with 3 salads a week if you currently are eating none. Work your way up to 7 a week.
2. Move more, and like how you move. Don’t like to run? Don’t run. Feel like gouging your eyes out on the elliptical? Try the StepMill. Point: find activities you like. Take a new class. Walk around a new park. Take up rollerblading. Rent a canoe! Just move somehow, some way, every day.
3. Fill 1/2 of your plate of every meal with vegetables, and eat your veggies first. This guarantees 1-2 servings of veggies with every meal, and helps fill you up with fiber and vitamins versus potential carbs and processed food.
4. Keep it fresh. Keep your body guessing and your workouts fresh by tackling new obstacles. This month, join the WanderFit 20/2 for the month of July: 20 pushups and 2 minutes of planking every day. Report in on the WanderFit Facebook Page (fb.com/wanderfit) or tweet your success using the hashtag #wanderfit202 when you have completed your planks and pushups. It’s free. No gimmicks. And you’ll have a support and accountability group built right in. I don’t sell products of any type. I won’t follow up with a sales pitch. I’m just a personal trainer who loves to train and make a difference. Start small and join the WF 20/2 TODAY!