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Healthy Fitness Challenge - Article 11

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

When you are on your healthy lifestyle journey, it is a good idea to set mini goals for yourself along the way. This will help to keep you motivated and keep the momentum going. When you’ve reached a goal, reward yourself.


Tip of the week: Celebrate your success

You shouldn’t reward yourself with food, so here are some ideas to celebrate achieving your fitness goals.

You could buy yourself some new workout clothes to keep you motivated to reach your next goal. If you are working on losing weight, you might want to go with something that you will still be able wear along your journey, such as new pair of shoes.

Many people work out to music. If you have reached a goal, buy yourself a new CD or downloads to add to your workout collection. Or you might opt to buy some relaxing music to help you through the tough days.

Make an event of it. Plan a date to lift weights, go to yoga or dance it out at Zumba® with a friend. Maybe it’s time to sign up for that run?

Whatever you do, your rewards should be something that motivates you to keep going. Choosing healthy lifestyle options can be challenging at times, but rewarding yourself can make it much more fun.

Exercise of the Week: Leg Press

Begin seated in the leg press machine with feet hip distance apart. Extend at the knee joint to full range without locking your knees.  Body weight should be even between both sides as well between the ball and heel of your foot. Slowly return to a seated position. Focus on slow, controlled movement in the negative phase of movement. Start with 10 reps. Need more intensity – increase the reps or the weight. See the video demonstration


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