On your mark. Get set. Exercise! Spring is in full swing and it’s closing in on Summer (or what seems like Summer depending on where you live). No doubt, if you’re like me, then you’re feeling the pressure to get in shape (that is if you aren’t already). Soon, you’ll have to unveil your “beach bod” for all the world to see. The question is … are you ready for that?
I’m not. No siree bob! Not even close. And why? Well, I spent the better part of the last six months eating “comfort foods” to deal with the gloomy winter weather. Same deal every year. Now, I’m regretting my mistreatment of my “temple” and am preparing to bust my butt to make things right. Again, same deal every year. You’d think I’d learn.
Of course, I started by dieting. I came up with an eating plan that I know will help me lose weight fast. I’ve also made it a point to hit the gym 5 days a week. That’s a real commitment, but it’s very doable thanks to my flexible work schedule. I can go on my lunch break somedays and after work on others. I could try and get my workout in in the morning, but I’ve got to be realistic. I am not a morning person. I’ve also made the decision to get out and jog. That was something I used to do, but gave up—because it sucks. No, really. I hate running. However, it’s something I’m vowing to take up again, because I know that it’s good for me—both physically and mentally. It will better my body while helping clear my head after a long day of work.
Change your ways and monitor your health with fitness software!
So, in order to help motivate myself to start jogging, I’ve looked into a whole bunch of those fitness bands I’ve been hearing about over the last few years. The ones that come with fitness software to help you manage your overall health. After reading up on all of the most popular ones, I decided to go with a Fitbit, more specifically the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, after reading this Fitbit Charge 2 review.
The Fitbit Charge keeps track of my heart rate, physical activity, sleep habits, and a bunch of other stuff. It lets me personalize my workout and then monitors it for me as well. It also has a five-day battery life. Although I never let it go that long.
As for my new “getting fit” regime, I’m doing good. I’ve set short-term goals for myself. I watch what I eat—and maintain portion control. And I make sure that I do some sort of exercise every single day—even if it’s just crunches and push-ups. I’ve already lost 6 pounds and bettered my mile run by 10 seconds.
You too can be fit to run.
It’s really not as difficult as one would think. You just need to set your mind to it and then make smaller changes each day. I also highly recommend that you look into a fitness band of some type.
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