Setting Goals

Congrats! You’ve made it this far! We are glad to have you. Here I will be sharing health, fitness, wellness, and lifestyle tips, tricks, and hacks to integrate into your new routine.

My first piece of advice is to always start with small, short-term goals which will lead you to more challenging, medium, and long-term goals. This tip can be applied to goals you may wish to achieve in your career, your fitness transformation, your family, and more! You can follow along with my suggestions or create some of your own.

Today’s first short-term goal will be focused on hydration! When the body is not properly hydrated, you will begin to feel sluggish, tired, and unmotivated. Aside from that, the body can quickly overheat which could lead to heat exhaustion or a heat stroke. In some cases, headaches and dizziness may occur. Ever find yourself feeling sickly or nauseous on a hot day? How about dry mouth? Most likely you have not had enough water. Remember that you should avoid only hydrating when you feel thirsty. Thirst is a key sign of dehydration. In fact, you should never feel thirsty or parched. It is recommended that you drink half of your body weight in fluid ounces of water each day. If you are exercising, additional water intake is suggested. Should you find that you need to hydrate yourself quickly, water is the number 1 go-to. Alternative hydration sources include coffee, tea, Skim and/or low-fat milk, electrolyte-infused drinks, *fruits/vegetables. Simply, dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids than it intakes. Be proactive in monitoring your fluid levels by daily journaling or setting reminders on your phones, tablets, or timers to DRINK WATER!

*Fruits with the highest water content include berries, melon, oranges, grapes, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, and spinach.