Tips for Staying Motivated with Body Reset

Dr Gary Arbuckle, exercise goals, diet motivation, sticking with your fitness program, track diet progress, staying fitNow that January has past, statistics show that many of us begin to lose interest and the motivation to stick with our New Year’s Resolution to follow an exercise and fitness program.  It’s a never ending battle for most, but if you create a specific plan tailored to your goals and interests, it may just be the determining factor to keep you on the road to success!

The LQQkinGood blog shares many of the same ideas and tips as Body Reset to help you regain control, get moving, and have fun! Read on to discover more tips for staying motivated and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by balancing your diet and exercise with Body Reset.

Fitness programs: 10 tips for staying motivated

Are you having trouble sticking with your fitness program? Stay motivated with these 10 simple tips.

Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many people start fitness programs but stop when they get bored or results come too slowly. Here are 10 tips to help you stay motivated.

  1. Set goals.  Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. It’s easy to get frustrated and give up if your goals are too ambitious. If you haven’t exercised in a while, a short-term goal might be to walk five minutes once or twice a day. An intermediate goal might be to walk 20 minutes three or four times a week. A long-term goal might be to complete a 5K walk.
  2. Start slowly. If you push yourself too hard at first, you may be forced to abandon your program because of pain or injury. It’s better to start slowly and progress gradually.
  3. Think variety. Vary your activities to keep boredom at bay. Alternate walking or biking with swimming or a low-impact aerobics class. When the weather cooperates, do your flexibility or stretching exercises outside. Play soccer with your kids. Join a health club or martial arts center to broaden your access to different forms of exercise.
  4. Have fun. You’re more likely to stick with an exercise program if you’re having fun. If you’re not enjoying your workouts, try something different. Join a volleyball or softball league. Take a ballroom dancing class. Trade your running shoes for a swimsuit. Remember, exercise doesn’t have to be drudgery.
  5. Make physical activity part of your daily routine. If it’s hard to find time for exercise, don’t fall back on excuses. Schedule workouts as you would any other important activity. You can also slip in physical activity throughout the day. Be creative! Take a walk during your child’s music lesson. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. Pedal a stationary bike or do strength training exercises with resistance tubing while you watch TV at night.
  6. Put it on paper. Are you hoping to lose weight? Boost your energy? Sleep better? Manage a chronic condition? Write it down! Seeing the benefits of regular exercise on paper may help you stay motivated.
  7. Seek support. You’re not in this alone. Invite a friend or co-worker to join you when you exercise. Work out with your spouse or your kids. Take a class at a local fitness center.
  8. Track your progress. It may help to keep an exercise diary. Record what you did during each exercise session, how long you exercised and how you felt afterward. Recording your efforts can help you work toward your goals — and remind you that you’re making progress.
  9. Reward yourself. After each exercise session, take a few minutes to sit down and relax. Reflect on what you’ve just accomplished. Savor the good feelings that exercise gives you. This type of internal reward can help you make a long-term commitment to regular exercise. External rewards can help, too. When you reach a longer range goal, treat yourself to a new pair of walking shoes or new tunes to enjoy while you exercise.
  10. Be flexible. If you’re too busy to work out or simply don’t feel up to it, take a day or two off. Be gentle with yourself if you need a break. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as you can.
Now that you’re enthusiastic again, get moving! Set your goals, make it fun and pat yourself on the back from time to time. Remember, physical activity is for life. Review these tips whenever you feel your motivation sliding.
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Staying Fit — Even with a Desk Job — with Body Reset!

doctor gary arbuckle, dr gary arbuckle, Gary ArbuckleIt’s kind of ironic. Many of us work hard to either graduate from college or get promoted so we can land the ever-so-coveted “desk job.” Yet this can actually be detrimental to your health! A sedentary lifestyle is no good at the end of the day, even if you are making a lot more money. But you don’t have to let such a predicament get you down.

The Diet Blog has a few healthy tips for you that follow good, common sense. Whether it’s exercising, eating right, or getting your system back under control with Body Reset, we aim to help you live a better, healthier life starting today! Read on to learn more.

Simple Ways Keep Fit With a Desk Job

We all know that sedentary lifestyles and desk jobs can make people fat. But, is this lifestyle something that we can modify and increase our chances of staying slim?

When I started my first desk job, within a few weeks, I noticed a change in my physique. The busier I got, the less time I had for exercise and the more sedentary I became.

My calorie level stayed about the same and I realized I gained a pound or two. A small weight fluctuation isn’t such a big deal, but over the course of a year or five years, that could result in major weight gain.

Top 4 tips to keep the pounds off at work:

  1. Schedule your exercise. If you don’t plan it into your day, it won’t get done. Other things will begin to seem more important and will become your new habit and routine if exercise is not scheduled in. Make a plan to exercise everyday or choose the two most hectic days of your week as your days off.
  2. Exercise close to home or work. The less you have to travel, the more likely you will be able to exercise. Try walking around your neighborhood or do a home exercise DVD. Jump rope in your basement or find a hill nearby to walk up and down. If you belong to a gym, make sure it is within a five minute drive and is open when you want to exercise.
  3. Every little bit counts. Even if you can only fit in 15 to 20 minutes, any exercise is better than nothing. The goal is to try to break a sweat everyday. Park your car far away from your job. Walk up and down the stairs at work or take five minute walking breaks whenever you can as blood flow increases productivity after all.
  4. Bring your lunch. It is likely your total calorie burn will be less while working a desk job, so you will need to eat lower calorie lunches and snacks. Bringing a lunch is one of the best ways to control your calorie intake. Remember to focus on fruits and veggies for your meals and snacks.

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