7 Habits That Will Get You Healthy & Fit For Life
Right Here In Lompoc!
We reached out to all our Fitness Experts here in Lompoc, Ca and gained some insight into what each business is about and how they’re doing their part to make Lompoc Stronger & Healthier. Every one is different in their interests and how they like to workout so we’ve complied that list for you below along with your 7 Tips!
In alphabetical order:
CrossFit Ohana is a place where any fitness level can come in and forge fitness!
True to our name, we promote and believe in family fitness. In Hawaii, Family extends to whomever you love and loves you back. So bring your Ohana, friends and co-workers who want to give CrossFit a try. Everyone is on their own path in life and in fitness. We understand this, respect this and train to this. CrossFit movements are infinitely scaleable.
We welcome all levels of fitness: beginner through advanced and everyone in between.
WOD Times Available:
Saturday: 10:00 am
Sunday: 9:30 am
One-On-One Training is Available.
1299 West Laurel Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436
Taekwondo is effective in improving individual’s self-confidence and concentration because it is a physical and mental discipline.
And through group class, we learn courtesy and respect each other.
Moreover, it is a good opportunity to practice leadership of the team from childhood Through the TKD education child.
Taekwondo provides quality instruction and service with a view toward the overall health and well-being of every participant, also offers students of all ages a broad range of health benefits and can contribute to a better lifestyle. It builds confidence, helps your health, provides you with self-defense and instills discipline. Our ultimate goal is achievement of aiming to accomplish through build up the team work at the same time grow your kids with right direction.
For More Information On Classes Visit:
Golden State Taekwondo
422 West Ocean Avenue
Lompoc, California 93436
219 West Ocean Ave
The Lompoc Family YMCA is an organization committed to building a stronger and
healthier community. As the leading nonprofit in the nation, the YMCA offers
financial assistance to anyone who can’t otherwise afford a membership. The
YMCA knows that membership builds strong individuals and strong families, but
visiting a fitness facility can be daunting for some.
With that in mind, every member receives three free consultations with a fitness expert to get familiar with the equipment and start them on plan for their wellness goals.
Lompoc Family YMCA hosts over 35 group exercise classes weekly, including Yoga,
cycling and senior fitness to help foster and build our community. Parents and
families are also welcome to bring their little ones to the Kid’s Gym, where the
YMCA staff can look after them while parents work out. Children ages 8 – 11 can
also work out with their parents through the YMCA’s Kid’s Cardio Program.
201 West College Avenue
Lompoc, CA 93436
Now that you know where you can go, here’s
7 Habits that you can adopt right now to make sure you reach your goals!
1. FIND YOUR WHY
I know, you’re too busy to go to the gym. It takes too much time to pack a healthy lunch and too hard to find something healthy to eat out. You would work out at home, but you don’t know how.
All of these excuses are valid in their own way, and yes, we’ve all been there. But if you really want to get — and stay — fit and healthy, you have to find your reason WHY you choose to go. More times than not you won’t be in the mood to workout, so having a real reason gives you a better chance at sticking with it.
2. WALK MORE
Even if you go to the gym six days a week, the real key to lifelong fitness is to simply be more active and walk more in your day-to-day life. Try making a conscious effort to walk whenever and wherever you can: to the grocery store, to get your afternoon coffee or go on a post-dinner stroll with your family. Try and aim for at least 10,000 steps a day.
3. DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, striving to always be “perfect” with your nutrition is actually not a good long-term strategy to get or stay in shape. Depriving yourself of dessert and all the foods you love will only result in a binge of those very same foods when your willpower is at a moment of weakness.
Instead, try following the 80/20 strategy: eat healthy around 80% of the time, then let yourself have some treats here and there. Just make sure they’re really good ones!
4. FIND ACTIVITIES THAT GET YOU MOVING
Instead of always going to the movies or sitting around for long meals, try finding some activities you and friends or loved ones enjoy doing together. Go for a bike ride, take a scenic hike, set up a game of bocce ball for the whole family to enjoy — the list is endless! Not only will you get moving, you’re bound to have more fun as well.
5. SHORTEN YOUR WORKOUTS
When you have to plan an hour or more for a workout, of course it’s not always possible to go to the gym. But when you pack your entire workout into an efficient, 20-30 minute HIIT workout that works your entire body and leaves you soaked in sweat, you’ll no longer have the same excuse to skip your workout as often as you normally would. Just remember to work hard!
6. MAKE SLEEP A PRIORITY
Many of us underestimate the importance of a good night’s rest, but it’s crucial for long-term health that you give your body a proper amount of sleep each night. And if thinking long-term isn’t enough of an incentive, remember this: too little sleep can also impair weight loss efforts due to raised cortisol levels. Try and get around seven to eight hours a night on a regular basis.
7. FIND WAYS TO ACTUALLY ENJOY YOUR VEGGIES
I get it, not everyone loves the taste of vegetables. Although I now crave veggies like broccoli, brussels sprouts and kale on a daily basis, there were definitely times in my life when I ate nothing but mac and cheese for days (college, anyone?).
But vegetables are packed with important nutrients that keep your body healthy, and their fiber content also helps fill you up. So if you don’t love a plain salad, find ways to make your veggies interesting: roast them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, toss them in a flavorful stir fry or blend them into a juice so you don’t even know they’re there. If you don’t despise them, you’re much more likely to eat vegetables on a regular basis.
See, I told you these seven habits were easy to adopt!
Tell us your why in the comments!