Back in July 2010 I ran a competition to give away a fab Mi-Bra, thanks to Carolina from Girl Habits.
Carolina has kindly offered to partner with me once again, to give you the chance to win another Mi-Bra, absolutely free.
If you don’t know already, the Mi-Bra is a super comfortable, 90% organic cotton, eco-friendly sports bra, with a fab little pocket on the front.
You’ll find details at the end of this post on how to win your very own Mi-Bra. But first, here is Carolina’s article ~ Melanie
It’s about that time of year when your exercise resolutions start to fail.
It’s busy at work, the kids are back at school, you’ve got dinner to cook, household chores to do, and so many other things, that exercising every day seems like another task you just don’t want on your to-do list.
Before you know it, you’re disappointed with your efforts, and you’ve thrown out your resolution list.
You thought this year would be different, and you’d finally be able to incorporate exercise into your daily life.
But, you just can’t seem to find the time or the energy, so you settle for saying there’s always next year.
Soon you start to get back into your 2011 routine, where you felt lethargic and tired, and nowhere near what you could be feeling.
However, you’re not the only one who is overwhelmed by their resolutions for 2012.
Most people who set resolutions feel exactly the same, as they aim for big changes, which are unsustainable over long periods of time.
But, don’t give up just yet. Research shows it only takes 21 days to build a new habit. So, begin with small steps, and in less than a month you could be reaping the benefits.
How To Be Active Daily
1. Five Minutes A Day
That resolution of working out for an hour a day isn’t always easy to keep to long-term. But, five minutes a day will be.
There are so many ways to incorporate this into your routine, from taking a break at lunchtime, to getting off the bus a stop earlier in the mornings, or at night.
Your brain will feel refreshed from the break, and you’ll be more productive at work, and feel more satisfied while finishing all of your other obligations.
2. Ten Minutes A Day
Once you’ve got the five minutes down pat, increase your daily exercise to ten minutes each day.
Take a mid-afternoon break by walking around the block, then add in a few blasts of higher intensity intervals, to up the challenge.
Or, do some of your weekend errands at lunchtime. That way, you’ll feel more productive, too, which is great for boosting your mood.
3. Walk, Walk, Walk
You don’t need to be a gym rat to become fitter. All you really have to do is walk, walk, and walk.
Instead of jumping on public transportation, walk a portion of your way when you can. Take the stairs and notice the benefit of increasing your heart rate on a regular basis.
Or, grab a coffee and go for a walk with friends, as a fun and fit way to socialize. Another idea is to make walking an after-dinner activity with your family every evening.
You should aim on walking at least half an hour each day — that will go a long way to help you feel healthier overall.
What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
4. Do Some Stretches
There’s nothing quite like a good stretch in the mornings. Try touching your toes, or reach your hands up to the ceiling, as the first thing you do.
You could even try a few pilates or yoga poses, such as child’s pose, to help stretch out your back, particularly if you sit for long periods each day.
Deep breathing, stretching, and regular exercise, are key ways to help you feel ready to take on whatever the day ahead has to offer.
What tips would you share to keep moving throughout the day?
If you’re stuck in a bit of a no-exercise rut, a new item of workout clothing may be just the trick to get you back into exercise once again.
So, here’s our competition details…
Enter Our Mi-Bra Competition
For your chance to win a Mi-Bra, here’s what you need to do…
- Head over to Carolina’s Facebook Group to join by clicking here.
- Then come back to Dietriffic and leave a comment under this post, so that we know you’ve joined the group and want to enter the competition (1 entry).
- For another entry into the competition, share your best tip for maintaining an active lifestyle.
- Entries close 6 p.m. GMT on Monday 23rd January 2012.
- The winner will be selected at random.
So, that’s it… easy or what?
If you’ve got a lovely friend, who you think would also like a chance to win the Mi-Bra, please do share the competition details with them, too.
Best wishes everyone!
UPDATE: this competition is now closed. I will be announcing the winner very shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered.