September is calling out for new routines! The end of summer and the start of a new school year feels like a fresh start. You’re likely already busy, balancing the schedules for everyone. It’s a great time to slide in a new fitness plan for yourself. September is the time for reinvention, change is in the air.
Mother Nature is still providing warm sunny days, keeping us energetic and soaking up the great outdoors. The cooler early mornings and darker evenings are inviting exercise in their friendlier temperatures. The Autumnal Equinox, September 22 or 23, marks the beginning of autumn, when day and night are equal in length. And following that, September 24th is nationally recognized to promote physicality, as Family Health and Fitness Day USA. The signs are there for the taking; build strength in September with a new fitness challenge!
First things first, evaluate your current fitness baseline and use it as a benchmark to check progress and level up. Here are some helpful tips to consider as you set up your new fitness plan:
Set small daily goals, be realistic, and celebrate successes along the way! Motivation is personal, find what serves those needs for you and achieve your goals.
Choose an exercise program that fits your personality. If you’re extroverted, go for group activities, connect with the community. If you're introverted, get after those solo pursuits.
Be consistent. It takes an average of 66 days for behaviors to form new habits1, with time eventually the behaviors will become automatic, keep at it, slow and steady.
Recruit an accountability buddy. Having someone else to cheer you on often ends up with you working harder and getting better results, and vice versa.
Organize! Plan to prep the night before to stay on track. Set yourself up for success, nutritionally and physically. Eat a variety of healthy foods and workout multiple muscle groups. Fit in time between sessions to rest and recover.
Be patient and build up gradually. Make one change and give yourself time to find your new groove. Once it is a part of your routine, space will be made for the next change. Starting slow also prevents overdoing it and burning out before you achieve your goals.
Try to work yourself up to 30-60 minutes of exercise on most days of the week, break it up if that feels better. Remember to give yourself time to warm up and cool down too. Listen to your body, if you feel pain, dizziness, nausea or shortness of breath, take a break. It may be a sign you are pushing yourself too much too soon, take time to reassess your fitness goals.
September is an ideal time to reset and refocus your fitness plan. Fitness experts say this time of year is more effective than January New Year resolutions. Starting now, experimenting with different workouts and times, will set you up for an even stronger footing in January. Or look at it this way, you have 16 weeks until the big Holidays, set yourself up with a consistent workout routine to support better health through the splurges.
To optimize your health, along with exercise, factor in nutritional components. Eat a rainbow variety of fruits and veggies. Consider drinking beetroot or green juice to boost your nutrient intake2. Stay hydrated, drink at least half your body weight (pounds) in water (ounces). Add ½ tsp of Celtic Sea Salt to your water to aid absorption, maintain hydration and give yourself necessary electrolytes and trace minerals. Your body requires trace minerals to make enzymes involved in metabolism, and assist in healthy tissue growth and repair3.
Many health benefits that come with a consistent fitness plan. Including, but not limited to:
Enhanced cognitive function and mood
Improved condition of the heart and lungs
Increased endurance, muscular tone, and strength
Better coordination, agility and flexibility
Improved balance and spatial awareness
Increased energy levels
Make mental notes of how positive you feel after your workouts. Notice how it feels to soak up the after-glow of a good workout, allowing yourself to relish the endorphin rush. The more you enjoy something and notice the benefits it brings, the more likely you’ll be to stick with it, even on the hard days.
Which supplement bundle do you feel will best support your new September fitness plan goals?
This blog was written by Meg Ramirez, please click here to learn more about the author.
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