New year, healthy you! January 19 2015, 0 Comments

 

One of the mantras we follow at Urbanization is taking care of your body and being are the keys to happiness and a well balanced life.  We are only given one body and it's important to take care of it.  When you live with healthy habits you look at feel your best!  Here are some of our top tips for a great start to 2015!

 

Set goals and hold yourself accountable – keep a fitness journal with weekly goals and progress notes. If your goal is to run a marathon, set a goal to increase the miles you can run every week, then write it down. Putting goals on paper makes you more accountable and it’s all the more rewarding when you accomplish them!

 

 

Spread the word! - if you tell people about your plans and goals, you are much more likely to follow through. It will hold you accountable and force you to be true to your word. Rally your troops and they will be there to motivate and support you.

 

Small changes will lead to big results - You’re aiming to make healthy habits that become a part of your everyday life. Start small and take it one day at a time. Examples could be switch whole milk for skim, take the stairs instead of the elevator or swap a donut for yogurt and granola for breakfast.

 

 

Stay motivated with rewarding yourself – you deserve to be compensated for your hard work. Treat yourself when you accomplish your goals! Take that vacation or buy that necklace you’ve been keeping an eye on.

 

 

Gear up! - nothing motivates me more than wanting to wear my new workout clothes or try out my new yoga mat. If you look the part you will feel the part! Here at Urbanization we are now offering 40% our Solow Sport fitness collection. Check out our amazing selection of performance legging, sports bras, tops and hoodies!

 

 

Remind yourself why you’re doing it – at some point you will hit a roadblock. Stop and think about the big picture and how you will feel when you have accomplished your goals. This will help you get past the hiccup and get back on track.

 

 

Get moving! - there’s no substitute for physical exercise. The benefits to regular sweat sessions are endless and include increased energy and a toned figure. You don’t have to be a gym rat to get the exercise you need, do activities that you enjoy. Us ladies at Urbanization are big fans of taking our dogs out hiking on our beautiful bay area trails!

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