Best You Rx
3 Major Components for Building the Foundation for the Best You!
Daily practices to start incorporating into your lifestyle Immediately!
There is not a single day that you are worse off by being stronger!
Fitness is one of the three basic keys to the foundation of a happy healthy lifestyle. There are two important factors in deciding what fitness routine is right for you and that you will maintain everyday.
The first, DO WHAT YOU LOVE! Getting fit does not need to be a chore, it should be a hobby! There are hundreds of different forms of exercise to choose from. Surely there is one that caters to what you love. Stop worrying about what you are "supposed" to do (going to the gym 3-5 times a week, run 3 miles a day, do a bajillion push ups etc.) and start focusing on what you WANT to do! If you want to dance and will do it 3-5 times a week, skip the gym membership and DO IT! The key is to enjoy what you do and choose something that will keep you coming back.
The second is creating a community of people with the same fitness interests as you! Even if what you love cost $10-$30/class or session, if you are in a community of people you enjoy, you will save money! How? because this will double as a social activity for you as well! Consider your fitness routine the same thing as mimosas with the girls, or a watching the game with the guys. (Additionally, you will be cutting those completely useless calories a la alcohol or fried buffalo wings in chunky blue cheese dressing!)
Fitness communities for adults for all levels in New York:
Volleyball & Basketball
New York Urban Professionals League- ($6 for beginner open play, $12 for intermediate open play, $112-$117 to join a team for one season)
Baseball, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodge ball, Hockey, Football and much more
ZogSports- contact a representative for pricing details at email@example.com
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-hop/Street dance, Modern dance, Tap and World Dance.
Steps on Broadway-(avg. $18/class; 10 class card $160, 20 class card $310)
Group Personal Training, Boot Camps, Total Body Conditioning, Femme Fit, Cardio Kick boxing, Running workshops and much more.
Empire Fitness- ($10-$18/class, $159 for 6 week training programs, $45-$60 1-on-1 personal training)
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! A Happier you starts with a healthier diet!
Nutrition is a fantastic medicine to ward off weight gain, disease, moodiness and fatigue!
MOVIE NIGHT: FOOD MATTERS (documentary) for the full movie, rent it on Netflix Instant Watch!
Food is the Fuel that drives you down the road of happiness. Here are some helpful links to solve common road blocks that lead to bad food choices.
You say: "...healthy food is EXPENSIVE."
Problem solved: Healthy meals under $3 from Better Homes and Gardens
You Say: "...healthy food TASTES bad."
Problem solved: 30 Delicious Low-Cal Meals from www.cleaneatingmag.com
You Say: "...I don't have TIME to prepare healthy meals."
Problem solved: Quick Low-Calorie meals in 20 mins or less! from www.eatingwell.com
If 20 minutes is too much time, Let me further banish this excuse with
52 healthy meals in 12 min. or less! from www.greatest.com
3. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING!
Stop worrying. Start taking action!
The only guarantee for failure is INACTION! Worry is paralyzing, stressful and emotionally draining. Worry only wastes valuable time. Worry does not actually solve anything! If you are worried about failing, remind yourself that the only sure fire way to fail is to do nothing.
To start clearing your mind, read
"7 Things to Stop Worrying About Today" an article written by Marc Chernoff
Build a solid happy and healthy foundation to grow from and maintain it daily. Small changes make a big difference!
Ok, so there is a time and a place post-breakup for super-sad outfits, Ben and Jerry's, and rolling your eyes at every happy couple in the universe... Then there's the time to get past it.
How to deal with a Break up without Breaking down:
If you're having trouble letting go try reading, "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken." by our break-up BFF Greg Behrendt to get moving on.
Old text message convos, valentines day cards, or emails. Especially after a couple cocktails or at your pity-party a la duvet cave!
Put the "UP" back into Breakup! Take off the PJ's and step into an equally comfy pair of running tights or bum flattering yoga pants and one of those schmancy built in push-up work out tops. (They really do wonders, ladies. I own 4 of them!)
Do NOT slip on the fleece fat-pants or your ex's over sized hoody. This is an unfortunate circumstance. No need to accompany it with an unfortunate outfit!
Despite popular belief (especially among women) carbs are not the devil. For an instant mood booster try a high carb/low fat/low protein snack such as whole wheat toast or English muffin topped with jam or honey! When high-carbohydrate foods aren't smothered in protein or fat, they allow an amino acid, tryptophan to flood your brain, where it then turns into serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that boosts your mood! And all of this happens in just half an hour!
Skip the Chocolate, milkshakes, burgers or alcohol. Yes, You do deserve a little self indulgence, but maybe just stick to the bubble bath (with Epsom salt and lavender? maybe a few candles?) and a chick flick.
Now that you are starting over, it's time to try something new and exciting!
Using FitMapped (http://fitmapped.com) you can find your perfect class! Exercise is proven to release endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive "euphoric" feeling and put an energizing spin on your outlook on life. Additionally, creating a community of positive people and some accountability to show up will do wonders for opening those puffy eyes to see the bright side.
Lay on your couch, on your best friends couch, or on your desk. Ok, just don't lay down anywhere or anytime that is not your bed when it's not bedtime. Productivity is your best friend right now!
DANGER, KEEP OUT: Facebook. There are two major risks you will avoid by taking a FB hiatus,
1. Posting really pathetically coded messages to or about your Ex.
2. Facebook Stalking. No FB stalking ladies. I REPEAT: "NO FACEBOOK STALKING!!" Focus on YOU! Personal progress and improvement is a guaranteed cure for post-break up blues.
Try these simple alternatives and you'll be considering sending him a thank you note for leaving! (Only in the case that you ever want to speak to him again :D)