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Memorial Day Body

21 May

With Memorial Day just around the corner, pools opening, and the weather getting warmer, I am receiving tons of questions about toning up, so today I am going to give you the 411 for getting in the best shape this summer.

1.  Sweat to burn calories and fat.  Row, run, cycle, walk, box, jump rope, whatever you do,  go hard enough to get your heart rate up so you sweat.

2.  Workout 45 minutes every day.  Find some way to be active whether you are touring the capital, running a 10k or gardening, get moving!

3.  Eat lighter later.  Eat the majority of your complex carbs in the earlier part of the day to fuel your activities and eat protein and carbs containing fiber later in the day such as beans.

4.  Lift something heavy such as weights or your own body weight.  Try a class that includes weights at a local health club or fitness studio.  Many gyms over trial passes for new members.

5.  Include your friends.  By inviting your friends to work out with you, you will be more accountable and it can make the experience very enjoyable.

6.  Be consistent.  Working out once a week and eating healthy some of the time will not create lasting effects.  Try to do something active and eat healthy at least 5 days a week and don’t sabotage your efforts on the other 2 days.

7.  Downsize.  Instead of having a sandwich, chips, and a cookie for lunch, have half the sandwich or nix the cookie.

8.  Tell everyone what you are doing so people around you will keep you accountable.  If you tell everyone you are doing a race on Saturday, your friends and coworkers are likely to ask you about it on Monday.

9.  Think about how good you will feel when you are done.  Certain days it can be hard to get motivated, but if you focus on the end result, you are sure to be a winner!

10.  Have fun!  Life is too short to be serious all of the time.  Find activities you enjoy, involve your friends, and be positive!  You may surprise yourself with what you can do and how fun it can be.

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In Health and Happiness,

Madeline Dolente

http://www.Madfitness.com