EAT FRESH AND EXERCISE… and I will give you a couple of my personal tips!
I have chosen to eat gluten, dairy, and soy free. I made this choice 3 years ago and I feel it has improved my energy and mental focus. I have also resisted the temptation to eat fast food (McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc) for the last 5 years. Making that adjustment has been the anchor to my busy and active lifestyle. It keeps me healthy, sane, and able to perform to the best of my ability every single day in my home life and also my work life. I know a lot of the challenges in life with eating healthy can be related to time, but I promise once you are in the habit of planning ahead it will become second nature. There will always be times that life happens and you have to stop somewhere quick, but if you do your research beforehand you might be pleasantly surprised to see how many healthy spots exist and have excellent food in your home town. My family and I have grown to love fresh and organic ingredients. It’s amazing to taste and feel the difference in my mind and body. Don’t allow yourself to say healthy food taste bad, because 9 out of 10 times you probably haven’t tried the food. Go ahead and give it a try and realize the connection between your body and what we ingest can change your entire mindset to a day.
I feel so fortunate that my career involves an active lifestyle. Dancing is my number one workout and I find myself dancing at least 5 times a week. To keep my body guessing and to optimize my results, I also do cross-training and yoga every week as well. I believe for both women and men it’s important to get cardio, muscle lengthening/stretching and weight lifting in each week. Yes, it can seem overwhelming to try and fit all of these different workouts in one week, but in a week of 168 hours all you have to do is find 3 in total to start seeing results. In time you can always add more time as it becomes a healthy part of your life. It’s so important for you to find workouts that work for you and that you love! Workouts should be fun and something that gets you excited to do and be a part of. If you find it to hard to leave the house or your job to get to a class or gym, get active at home. When you get up in the mornings, you get dressed, brush your hair, brush your teeth and eat breakfast. Now imagine getting up just 15 minutes earlier and adding in a quick workout ritual to your day. It can be as simple as that!
I’ll start giving ideas of easy at home 15 min workouts, with everyday home products and or gym equipment! If you try this workout, please let me know by tagging me and using #allisonholkerfit
3 rounds of:
100 jumping jacks
50 sit ups
1 min Quick running in place
1 min plank hold (push-up position, engage in your core)
Break it up to how ever you need, but push yourself to get to a place were it becomes consistent rounds, remember fitness is fun so put on some good music and make sure to drink plenty of water and like always, please see your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Enjoy this workout!!!