5 Ways to Shake Up Your Day!

How are you going to shake up your day?! Here are 5 tips to get you started..... leave a tip in the comment section below Buy yourself a fun gift & have them gift wrap it at the store. Shake it up & unwrap it at the end of your day. Shake up your buds...... have an adventurous lunch & eat off the grid.  Go for a new spice, herb or dish. You know that piece of equipment you've eyeballing at the gym?  Get a staff trainer & learn how to use it today. Take the long way home...... everybody's got one.  Whether it be driving or hiking the scenic route or stopping at your favorite place, enjoy some new sights. Do 5 minutes of 'fake roping' (or jump up & down) & say "I am the Greatest" in your best Muhammad Ali voice. Get loud, get proud & shout it out! Add your own way to shake it up in the comment section below!   Rock ya self out ~ Stumped...
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Day 18: Crowded Gym? Work In!

Day 18:  Crowded Gym?  Work In! If you go to the gym in peak times - early morning or early evening - you may run into a crowd.  It may seem a little intimidating at first, especially if you are a beginner and aren't used to being in the gym.  Relax, there's room for you!  Follow these tips to navigate through the gym and keep your Workout Resolution. Tips to Navigate: Hire a trainer:  get a customized program and get familiar with equipment with the help of an experienced trainer Go 1 or 2 times on Sunday:  generally a less busy time early morning or afternoon so you can take time getting familiar with your surroundings before diving back into the crowd     Speak up: most veterans understand 'gym etiquette' - if someone is on the equipment you want, politely ask to work in  Fit Tip:  stick to your routine as best you can - if the back machine is busy, go work...
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Day 15: Amp up your Cardio

Day 15:  Amp up your Cardio A loose definition of cardio is, 'continuous movement of the large muscles of the body with a constant supply of oxygen.' Let's cover the basics to make sure you are getting the most from your cardio session to achieve your weight loss and conditioning goals.  First up is frequency.  How many times are you getting in your cardio per week?  I hope your answer was 3-5!  That is the standard.  If you are a beginner, aim for 2-3 and work up to 4-5.  If you are experienced, make sure you are giving your body a break and not exceeding 5-6 sessions/wk. How long are these sessions?  Duration should be 20-40 minutes for the average person.  Again, a beginner level is 20-30 min, maybe even as few as 10 min if you aren't used to being on equipment.  Generally, the easiest form of cardio for most people is walking.  Even an 'out of shape' person should be able...
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