Goals for this 1st week:
Walk no less than 28,000 steps
The idea is to keep moving, find excuses to log more steps in your pedometer, park far away from the store, go up and down steps... buy the Moves app if you need to, it's totally worth it.
Exercise at least 3 days for no less than 20 minutes each time
I am not going to pick days for you because everybody's schedule is different, but make sure you exercise at least three days this week. Yoga is good to begin an exercise routine. Later on, we will make sure to add some aerobics and weights.
Give up one "bad" addiction (soda, chocolate) for at least 2 days
Rome was not built in a day and I can't give up soda all at once! We'll start with two days and we will increment slowly later, when we'll be more into "healthier lifestyle" mode.
Substitute one lunch with a Juice
I won't ask you to starve yourself. For this first week, this is the only change in our diet, have one liquid lunch. Of course, be mindful of what you put in your mouth in general, and try to pick healthier choices when you can. Check out the Summer Fit Board on Pinterest for recipes ideas.
You might want to weight yourself every Monday morning, and also take your measurements (waist, chest, hips), this way you will be able to keep track of your success (failure is not an option).
And most important of all, keep yourself in the zone. Never forget why you're doing this, tell your friends to keep you motivated, read healthy recipes, look at pictures of healthy and beautiful people (also look at pictures of sedentary and sick people to discourage you from quitting). Stick around the blog and pinterest and we'll keep each other going.
See you in a week!