Welcome to the forth week of Weight Loss Habit Boot Camp. Each week we will be working on a new habit that will help us along in our journey. It is so easy to get into the mind-set that it is all or nothing. While I do think it is important to be working on eating healthy, exercise, good sleep habits and a few more. This is really going to be baby steps each week.
Be mindful of the habit your working on.
If you mess up in other areas don’t give up and throw in the towel.
Find 1-2 ways to keep yourself accountable during this challenge! Find an accountability partner be a friend or hubby or right here! There will be a check in every Saturday evening. I will share how I did and you can leave a comment I would love to connect! Keep a fitness log!
Remember it’s a battle and a hard one! Prepare yourself and Keep going!
It takes 21 days to form a new habit. Each week as we add a new one don’t stop working on the previous weeks habit.
Small changes will add up!
The last couple of weeks we have worked on
And the new habit to add to our list this week is exercise. AND this is a big habit! I was really debating what habit to do this week and I went with exercise because I know it will help improve my sleep. My schedule as been all out of whack and I know if I start exercise it will help improve my sleep which in turn should help be to get back on to a better schedule. (finger crossed 🙂 )
Weight Loss Habit Boot Camp Exercise
Benefits of Exercise
- Exercise helps you to control your weight
- Reduces body fat
- Boost immune system
- Improve the quality of your sleep
- Boost your energy
- Relief stress
- Improve your mood
- Builds self-esteem and improve body image
- Exercise helps the brain- boost brain power, sharpen memory, can help with creativity, and can keep Alzheimer at bay
- Aids in digestion
- Cut cancer risk
- Strengthens Your Heart
- Clears Arteries
- Lowers blood pressure
- Oxygenates the body
- Builds more muscle
- Better skin health
- Maintain mobility
- Strengthens your Bones
- Increases coordination
- Detoxifies your body
- Increases Life Span
- Reduces diabetes risk
- AND Exercise can be fun!
As you can see there are many benefits to exercise! This weeks Weight Loss Habit Boot Camp Exercise to is to get into the habit of regular exercise. Aim to exercise a minimum of 3 times a week Aim for 5. You can do cardio everyday and toning every other day-if it is full body or break it up where you might do upper body one day and the lower body the next day.
The key to enjoying exercise is finding something you ENJOY! And that might mean trying different things 🙂 I have to say I don’t always enjoy it but I love how I feel afterwards. I personally love Lindsey Brin Moms into fitness DVDs! Maybe workout DVDs are not your thing but going to the gym, taking an exercise class or just walking out side will be your thing. If you are new to exercise maybe walking is where you need to start.
Side note you can find some of Moms Into Fitness Videos on YouTube!
Types of Exercise
Or Aerobic exercise helps your circulatory system. It increases your heart rate and breathing. It improves your overall fitness and your ability to carry out everyday task. Examples- walking, jogging, running, dancing, stair steppers, elliptical and swimming.
Strength exercises build your muscles and helps you tone them up! Examples- weight lifting, polymerics, resistance training,
Stability exercise improve your ability to control your movements and help maintain body alignment. Examples-core training, stability ball exercises, yoga.
Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and help you to stay limber. Flexibility helps your muscles from shortening and helps prevent injuries. Examples- stretching, yoga
There are many different types of workout to choose from and this is important! Find something you love… or at least like. Try something a few times or later down the road. Switch up what you do. This helps your body!
- Cardio-walking, jogging, running
- Circuit Training
- Weight Lifting
- Cross Fit
- Kick Boxing
There are many options for exercise! Exercise 3-5 times this week and continue with our previous habits too! What will you do this week for exercise? Leave me a comment!