Mom - It’s time to
break out of that “mom” shell and get back to your pre-mom
life! It’s possible to get your groove back, but you have
to take that first LEAP! It’s not a step because the hole
is deep, you will have to literally LEAP to change the
unhealthy lifestyle you’ve accepted.
I always say if
you’re happy in the skin you’re in, by all means
celebrate!! But if you’ve ever looked in the mirror and
said I really want to do something about this weight, I want
to get rid of this belly, or I’m tired of feeling tired –
then get out there and get your groove back. No matter your
age - It’s possible!
Start by making
small changes. Prepare simpler meals. For the most part,
eat your foods in their natural state. Prepare a baked
potato, not scalloped potatoes.
Eat lean meats and
fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid canned vegetables
they’re loaded with salt and canned fruits are loaded with
sugar. Eat fresh if possible.
Drink water, water,
and more water. Avoid soda. You can cut hundreds of calories
by switching to water: add sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers
for extra flavor.
Move, move, move!
Move your body! No matter how tired you are, get up. Make a
promise to walk at least 30 minutes a day, at the same time
every day. Make it part of your daily routine. A good cardio
workout will deliver true cardio benefits. Walk at a pace
where you’re mildly breathless but can carry on a
conversation! For example, I prefer to walk by myself so I
walk with my Ipod. If I’m able to sing while inhaling
through my nose and exhaling through my mouth, I’m walking
at a good pace. If you can talk continuously without
stopping to take a breathe, you’re not walking fast enough,
on the other hand if you can’t catch your breath to speak a
sentence, you’re intensity is too high. Slow down and
breathe, inhale through the nose, exhale out the mouth.
accountability partner. Invite someone to share this new
healthy lifestyle with you. But be forewarned, that person
may begin the journey with you, but more than likely won’t
end it with you. It’s always nice to have a partner during
this time, but fitness requires commitment. Encourage
someone to walk this journey with you, but don’t let that
person’s lack of commitment or dedication overpower your
desire to get healthier and fit.
Don’t let excuses
get in the way of your Groove! If it’s raining – walk with
an umbrella or walk in the mall!. Spare me the infamous
excuse: “I don’t like to sweat my hair out.” Frankly, I
don’t know of anyone who’s died from a sweaty head of hair,
but I do know of many who’ve died of a heart attack or
stroke, which for the most part could have been prevented by
living a healthier lifestyle!. Once again…..No Excuses!!!
Offer No Apologies
for taking the time to exercise, be proud of your healthier
lifestyle - everyone should do some form of exercise
By following these
simple steps you could take up to 20 pounds off in 10
weeks!! To begin your healthier lifestyle, you have to
believe that you can be healthier than you are today! You
have to commit to eating healthier: cut back on the fast
food restaurants, cook at home. Plan daily meals using lean
meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. Ditch the sodas and
drink more water! Move your body for 30 minutes daily.
Commit to this healthy new lifestyle!
I’d love to hear
from you! I’ve helped women of all ages and fitness levels
in their fitness journey, allow me to help you in yours!!
If you have questions or if I can be of help to you, feel
free to email or text me. Everyone needs a little help now
and then. Now get out there & Get your Groove Back!
Yours In Fitness!!
Angela R. Steward
Owner & Head Instructor
FABULOUSLY FIT STUDIO
5425 Southwyck Blvd.
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Classes: Monday thru Friday 6pm & 7pm & Sat 9a