Being Pretty Bosses, we can sometimes get so busy taking care of stuff and holding everything down that we put ourselves on the back burner. But we have to remember that we can’t just tend to ourselves externally - with the “nails did, hair, everything did” - but internally as well. Taking care of ourselves means making sure we are fit, not just physically, but mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Here are some tips to help you get started on your fitness journey.
Change your mindset
Before you are able to make any type of physical change, there needs to be a mental shift. In order to change your mind, you have to fill it with good things as you would do your body. One way to do that is through prayer and meditation. Praying and meditating have many benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety, peace, creativity, and lowers blood pressure.
Drink more water
Our body contains about 60% of water. Like plants, we need water to survive, so we must make sure we are hydrating ourselves. We don’t want to be walking around here like dehydrated, wilted, and wrinkled flowers, do we? No, we are Pretty Bosses! Stay hydrated, vibrant, and wrinkle-free by drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces. To encourage you to drink more water, we have a #PrettyBossChallenge happening on Instagram.
The saying goes, “you are what you eat.” Fill your body with the nutrients you need by trying to eat as healthy as possible. That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your favorite foods. Just make sure to balance that out with healthy meals and snacks. Here’s a boss tip: pre-pack healthy snacks such as fruits, nuts, and veggies and place them in your bag as a healthier option to prepackaged snacks and fast food when you’re on the go.
Move your body
Working out has many benefits: it improves circulation, increases dopamine (the feel-good chemical) in the brain, boosts your energy, and reduces stress. Whether you work out in the morning, afternoon, or evening, just be sure to get that body moving. Need a quick workout? You can never go wrong with blasting and dancing to some Beyonce for five minutes!
Let’s remember to take care of our bodies and make them a priority. Your body will reward you.
Pretty Boss Guest Writer: Tiffany King