Road Warrior’s Diet & Exercise Tips
Fact: exercise enhances and improves your mood. If you are feeling lousy, doing nothing on top of that will only precipitate that sensation. Through an elaborate release of neuro-chemicals in the body, exercise literally makes you feel better. A healthy alternative to Prozac, Paxil, or any other of those magic pills sold over the counter.
If you need any more motivation, look to the fridge, or more specifically what you should put in that fridge. Put up a picture of yourself when you thought you looked your best. Conversely, if you respond best to negative reinforcement put up a picture of when you look your worst, or your fattest moment or most out of shape; maybe that will get you motivated. A third option, that favorite celebrity body you hope to obtain should be smack dab in the middle so you see it before you go for that snack.
Here’s a thought; the quickest, easiest, simplest and cheapest way to get a good workout costs $3.99. It’s called a jump rope. All you need is space and the motivation to do it. You can achieve an efficient cardiovascular workout in only 20 minutes with that rope. You should hang it over your doorknob on your front door so every time you walk out the door you have to touch it to close the door. Simplistic, think less is more.
Other little hints and tips; the little things mean a lot. When driving to a destination, park as far away from the door as possible. If you are visiting or live in a destination not on the first floor take the steps. Any errand that is within a mile, walk. Any business trip or vacation, pack the sneakers. When you sit down and order dinner, don’t order the drink right away. Order the meal and then get it.
If you are a morning person set the clock 15 minutes earlier, literally roll on the floor and start your stretching routine. All you need is 15 minutes. Having a small window of time is not an excuse to do nothing.