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Small Steps for Big Changes: Simple Tricks to Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

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#SweatSisters, have you been feeling a bit bored of your usual workout routine lately? Are you lacking motivation and seeking to shake things up a bit? We understand! After a while, your fitness journey can become tedious and you may begin to feel stagnant. If you're in this predicament, don't trip! We've got you covered with some simple, easy adjustments you can make to your fitness routine that'll help you reach your goals in no time!

1. Change Your Environment

When the gym has become repetitive and you're finding it difficult to get motivated while in the comfort of your own home, changing your environment is the perfect way to bring the excitement back to your workouts! You'd be surprised at just how impactful some new scenery can be. Try heading to the park for your workout, or if the weather permits, head to the beach and try out our beach-friendly workout routine!

2. Drive Less, Walk More

Over time, our society has become extremely car-dependent, but we don't have to be. Walking short distances is a super easy way to get your body moving and burning calories, and it's great for the environment too! The next time you're headed to the grocery store, on your way to class, or visiting a friend, ditch the car and opt for your God-given wheels instead. 
 
 

 

3. Get More Rest

As ironic as this may sound, sleeping is a major component of health and fitness. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body begins to overproduce the hunger causing hormones— leptin and ghrelin. This can make you more susceptible to overeating, while at the same time feeling less satisfied afterward. Sleeping is also your body's time to heal itself, which is imperative while on a fitness journey. You produce the most growth hormone while you’re sleeping, which helps burn fat as well as repair and build muscles so you can increase strength and lose weight. If you've been pulling all-nighters lately, aim for a consistent 6-hour sleep schedule instead. Besides, who doesn't love their beauty sleep?
 

 

 
Ready to make some changes, #SweatSisters? Try out these tips and let us know in the comments what you think! 

 
 

Olivia Marjorae is a rising sophomore at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University, studying Political Science with aspirations of becoming an Attorney. Olivia has a passion for journalism and creative writing, reading, and poetry. Olivia is currently a member of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT CAU, and seeks to promote sisterhood and empowerment amongst other young women in all that she does.