Every day is a new day, a fresh start. Why wait until the New Year to get your health and fitness on? ‘Tis always the season for a healthier, happier you.
Exercise isn’t just about looking good and losing weight: it’s so much more than that. Working out feeds your body, your brain and your soul. Studies show workouts not only increase energy—they up your brainpower, ward off disease, fight depression, fine-tune your performance levels, and help you manage stress. With that said, it can be hard to push yourself past your comfort zone and get out of a sedentary rut.
Chugging a BLU FROG is one way to get motivated (caffeine makes everything better…especially when it’s all natural!), but these 5 ways to BLU up your workout routine should also inspire a little get-up-and-go…
1. Good tunes
Set up your tunes strategically.
Music soothes the soul, but it also gets your workout mojo going like nothing else. If you haven’t already, create a playlist of songs that amp up your mood and make you want to move—It’s a given that you’ll be playing them during your workout, but try getting pumped with some music before you hit the pavement or the gym. Energize yourself prior to a workout and you won’t be as reluctant to get moving and make it happen. Also, try setting up your playlist so that some of your most motivating songs come on towards the beginning and end of the workout, the times when you really need a boost! A good soundtrack makes all the difference. Find yours, turn up the volume and tune out the stress of life—it’s scientifically proven to boost creativity and help you work better.
2. Good company
Bring a friend.
If working out isn’t your favorite pastime, or you feel a little nervous or unmotivated going it alone, bring someone along with you. It doesn’t matter whether this person is in better or worse shape than you—you’ll both benefit from a tandem workout sesh, and time will fly by a heck of a lot faster. You’ll also be less likely to cut your workout short if you have the accountability and the company of a good friend at your side. Remember: laughing—and even smiling—burns calories too! ☺
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3. Good vibes
Have a source of inspiration.
No, we’re not talking about taping pictures of bodybuilders or supermodels to your bathroom mirror … that kind of inspiration is unrealistic and can even discourage you from getting yourself out there. Instead, find a healthy source of inspiration—whether it’s getting fit for an event, for your kids, your spouse, your wardrobe, or your own health and longevity. If you’re the tape-something-to-your-mirror type, try using inspiring quotes or positive affirmations to lift you up and make your workouts a positive experience. Exercise isn’t about being vengeful to your body; it’s about honoring it. Create your own LIMU LEAN Transformation graphics at LIMUPost.com if you need a visual reminder—use your progress as motivation!
4. Good deal
Reward yourself afterward.
If you tend to dread the workout grind, give yourself something to look forward to after exercising. There are plenty of post-exercise rewards that don’t involve snacking on junk and undoing all your hard work. Try treating yourself to some self-care instead:
- Kick back and watch a movie of your choice.
- Splurge on some new workout clothes or yoga pants from LIMUGEAR.com.
- Give yourself permission to take a power nap.
- Sip back and relax: Mix up a LIMU LEAN shake with some fresh fruit and recharge with a tasty, healthy treat.
- Order out for a nutritious meal, and leave the cooking to someone else.
- Get fitted for new workout shoes at a running store.
- Hit up a sauna, have a relaxing bath, or try an at-home-spa day (or night).
- Pick up your favorite magazine and check out for a while.
5. Good energy
Follow the LIMU LEAN System & track your progress with our Fitness Journal.
The LIMU LEAN System, paired with our naturally delicious BLU FROG and BLU 2 energy drinks, supercharges your exercise and weight loss goals, and it’s all backed by the health-enhancing and immune-boosting supernutrient, Fucoidan. Containing the highest-grade whey proteins on the market, fuel your body with our delicious Meal Replacement Shakes, curb mid-day cravings with our Appetite Controller, and gently reboot and revitalize your system with the LIMU LEAN Cellular Cleanse. Stay motivated and keep track of your workouts and eating habits with our comprehensive Fitness Journal.
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