Remember, you can do it- you CAN make those changes, and I'm here to support you! But, staying focused is a MUST! Don't get side-tracked just yet, and be sure you're doing meal prep as well as workout-planning for the week.
Check-out the link below to a short TED talk #8- let's get GRITTY!
I've provided information previously regarding SMART goal setting, now here's an article with some tips for staying motivated
How's your "ticker?"
Take care of your heart- it's the only one you have!
Exercise (more specifically, aerobic exercise) has a profound effect on heart health. Here's a summary of how:
The cardiovascular system is the primary transport system of the body comprised of the heart, vessels, and blood. Aerobic training as a SIGNIFICANT effect on it (keep in mind, anaerobic- strength training- can become aerobic as well). The heart hypertrophies due to increases in muscle filaments (the contractile fiber of muscle), blood volume, enzymes, and mitochondria (part of the cell structure where cell metabolism occurs). Heart adaptations increase stroke volume (how much blood fills a heart's ventricle chamber), which affects blood pressure. Capillaries increase in aerobic training and vessels are able to grow longer. More blood is sent to the areas where circulation is needed. Blood volume increases and can be stored in veins for use during high demand periods. AKA: circulation improves! Long term training will allow the body's respiratory system to increase it's utilization of oxygen from red blood cells as well as its ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide efficiently between tissues and the blood. AKA: with aerobic training, you will take fewer breaths because your body will have adapted to use more oxygen per inhalation. Additionally, with long term training, resting heart rate will naturally decrease. This is just a short list of the positive effects of training on heart health- read the article below for a few more (and that's not even mentioning the positive effects of resistance training)!
Valentine's Day Treats you Won't Regret!
As I continue on my search for the best overnight oats- try this one to start your Valentine's Day!
Looking for a sweet evening treat? Try these yogurt dipped ombre strawberries