Have you ever wanted to "Get Back in the Gym" but you just couldn't seem to get your mind right? I have been having that feeling for a while with working out, but NOW I am back in full swing and ready to rock my half naked self on the beach in Cabo San Lucas. Check out my tips:
1. Lay off of the wine. I love wine. I decided to go on a full on break from February 24th until my birthday on March 9th! Now for those of you who know me. This is going to be a bit painful, but hey...I'm trying to get more fit!
2. Get a workout partner. I started working out with one of the guys who is going to be writing on ClassyBlackGirl.com and he just encouraged me. Having somebody expecting you to be there makes it more fun and you know that somebody is going to be holding you accountable to working out.
3. Start writing down what you are eating. If you write it down you will be surprised at what you are eating and how you can tweak a few things to get "cleaner eating." >> I actually use my fitness pal, it's an app (or you can use it on the website and it's super easy! Come be my friend and we can do it together. You only share what you want to share. You know I'm not sharing my weight!
4. Change your self talk. One of the things that stop us all from being great period is the conversation that we have with ourselves. I have often said to myself, "No, you can't do that." And it showed in the results of that project that I attempted and failed. So start staying good stuff to yourself about yourself. I even suggest getting a daily mantra. I don't have one yet, but as soon as I get one, I will share it with you!
5. Take baby steps. I have always stopped working out and because I was focused on "a diet." I just want to focus on looking Cruise Curvy for the Classy, BlackGirl Cruise in October and living a more healthy life. I miss pulling anything out of my closet and looking good. So I have to be serious but realize that I'm not trying to be so strict that I will fall off after the cruise or heaven forbid BEFORE the cruise!
What do you do to get your mind ready for fitness?
Classily Yours, Sharelle D. Lowery