Do you struggle to exercise, eat healthy, and get motivated at home while your gym is closed? Losing weight and maintaining is 80% food and 20% exercise, so let’s see what we can do to motivate you.

Eating healthy meals like this salmon and vegetables makes for an enjoyable meal
Eating healthy meals like this salmon and vegetables makes for an enjoyable meal.
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Things are hard right now to exercise for those of us that depend on gyms to be open for that activity. For me, it was exercising in the form of a coach telling me what to do for 60 minutes through Orange Theory Fitness. At home, they’re having zoom sessions with their members. However, it’s just not the same as being surrounded by your fellow members doing an all-out on rowing machines or treadmills and having heart-pumping music in your ears.

For those of us that depend on gyms, we can exercise at home, and a lot of places are giving us online options; however, some of us find it hard to motivate ourselves to do so. I know I’ve been lax on both exercise and eating healthy. I’ve depended mostly on tracking my food intake and walking the dogs to get me to stay on track.

Eating healthy is not only vital to maintain and lose weight but for your mental and physical wellbeing. I know for me, eating healthy makes a vast difference in how I feel each day mentally and how I function physically. Eating a donut is great and tastes good, but the carbs and sugar slow me down for a while after that, and it doesn’t feel all that great.

Eggs are a healthy source of protein.
Eggs are a healthy source of protein.
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Eating fresh, healthy foods such as greens, lean meats, or plant proteins, are excellent fuel for your body. This promotes weight loss, weight management, and healthy eating habits as your taste buds adjust to better foods and ways of eating that you may not have tried before.

For those of you already eating healthy and saying, what about me? Exercise may be how you were getting in that extra time for yourself, and the way you were maintaining or losing weight. If you’re finding that the pounds are creeping back on, you may need to look at the way you’re eating. At least just for the moment until you get back into the groove of that healthy routine you had before.

Eating healthy is vital as what we put into our bodies is fuel for everything else we do. If you’re not eating healthy, then it’s challenging to maintain any routine, even if it’s just going about your day. Try extra fresh foods and see if you can add things into your diet that liven up your routine and make it clean, fun, and exciting, so you look forward to it every day.