5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Lifestyle

What a warm, sunny February! It was awesome to see people outside running, playing with their kids and starting their yard work. I am also ready to declutter my house, open up the windows and do some spring cleaning. You are probably thinking, that’s great and all but what does this have to do with being healthy? As a health coach I am constantly thinking of ways to help my clients achieve a healthier lifestyle. Not just by telling them to eat healthy and workout more but also teaching them ways to organize the chaos and decrease stress in their lives.

Here are five tips I give my clients to help them to organize and plan ahead to ensure they stay on track with healthy lifestyle choices:

  1. Plan and Prep Your Meals – Put in your online calendar or write in your planner what you will be having for dinner every night. Go grocery shopping to make sure that you have everything to make those meals. Take one day to meal prep for the week. By planning your week, you feel prepared to make healthy choices that are going to keep you on track towards achieving your goals.
  2. Schedule Your Fitness – Put on your calendar when you will commit to coming to the gym to work out and stick with that plan. You’re also more likely to stick to your plan if you work out with someone else so think about scheduling some workouts with family or friends! Also, set out your workout clothes or pack your gym bag ahead of time. The less last minute running around you have to do, the more likely you’ll stick to your plan.
  3. Make Sleep a Priority – Try to sleep for at least 8 hours every night. This allows your body to fully recover after a long day and a great workout. Without the adequate sleep you will feel less alert, less productive at work, need caffeine to keep you awake, and also you won’t recover from your workouts in order to build lean muscle tissue.
  4. Keep Stress at Bay – Stress can harm your body. It can cause you to store fat easier, decrease the function of your organs, disrupt your daily mood and hinder you from seeing results. Develop healthy stress coping techniques such as taking a hot shower at night, practicing yoga, reading a book, turning off electronics one hour before bed, exercising daily and planning ahead.
  5. Drink Water – Drinking enough water can flush out toxins, boost your immune system, decrease headaches and help with digestion along with keeping you hydrated throughout the day. It’s recommended to drink ½ of your bodyweight in ounces of water per day.

Sometimes when we don’t see results, we need to take a look at other components of our lives to see what is really contributing to us not achieving our goals. I hope that some of these tips help you, otherwise if you feel like you need help or want to explore more, email me to make an appointment with one of our health coaches. We help you to set small goals and plan ahead so that life doesn’t seem so stressful .

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

Tom P

Since joining Performance, I have made huge gains. The process of recovering from knee surgery has been much easier because of the expertise of the Performance staff in helping me get back to full strength. I would recommend this gym to anyone.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

Kim C

Performance Fitness Member

“I joined Performance and it has changed my life. Gone are the days when I dreaded trying on clothes at the store, Thanks to Performance, I feel like a super fit mom.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

Seth D

Performance Fitness Member

Under the guidance of trainers, I have been able to decrease my 5K time from 28 minutes to under 20 minutes in just 2 years.  I have also lost 30 pounds while increasing strength, endurance and power.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

Connie R

Training over the last few years at Performance has been the best health decision I have ever made.  Leslie, my current trainer, keeps me on track to stay fit and strong, makes our sessions interesting and challenging, and is always positive, even when I have setbacks.*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

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Barry C

Performance Fitness Member

“I am a competitive cyclist and have been in personal training at Performance for 6 years. The best part about the trainers is that they know our medical histories very well.  Leslie is great at modifying a training session specifically to each individual person’s limitations so as to avoid injury.”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

Pat S

Performance Fitness Member

“I’m retired and enjoy a full, active life. This is due, in no small part, to the time I spend at Performance. The group classes provide a great workout and lots of variety. Plus, a fun way to meet new friends!”*

About Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training Services

Lynde Weatherford, Director of Training ServicesLynde has been a personal trainer for five years and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. With her parents as inspiration along with her high school years as an athlete, she acquired a true passion for health and wellness. Lynde enjoys showing others what they are capable of to achieve their health and fitness goals. During her years as a trainer, she has been able to help others achieve weight loss, gain muscle mass, live a better quality of life and teach them skills they can use for the rest of their lives. It is her goal to coach those who think they can’t do it to thinking that they can achieve what they want despite what may be currently challenging them.

*Results may vary