How to Take Care Of Yourself Physically — Beyond Courtney (2023)

Are you ready to take care of yourself physically and totally transform your life?

It’s time to take control of your life! Say goodbye to the days where you wished you did better. Transformation starts right now!

Taking care of yourself physically is all about self care. How are you caring for your body? This is going to look different for everyone so embark on your own journey.

Today, I’m giving you tips on how to take care of yourself physically so that you can start living your dream life.

If you are ready to see the physical change in your body get ready because this is one the best decision you will ever make!

This blog is all about how to take care of yourself physically!

1. Set a realistic goal

It’s time to set some goals! Check in with yourself. How are you doing really?

If you are committed to taking care of yourself physically, what specific physical changes do you want to see?

This could be anything from losing 10 pounds, cooking more meals at home or working out 3 times a week.

For example, if your goal was to work out 3 times a week, your plan would be be to work out in the morning before your day begins or in the evening when your schedule permits.

Whatever your goal might be, make sure it’s realistic so that you can create actionable steps to achieve this goal. This will make it easier for you to actually accomplish the goal.

2. Get into a consistent workout schedule

Now that you’ve set a realistic goal, it’s time to create a workout schedule that will work best for your lifestyle.

If you are someone that prefers working out in the morning, make sure that you are awake at a decent time to give yourself enough time to workout in the morning. Plus working out in the morning will help you feel more energized throughout the day.

If you like working out at night, be sure to workout at least 1 to 2 hours before you go to bed to give your body a chance to regulate after your workout.

When working out in the evening, be sure to have your workout clothes ready to go so that when you get to the gym or home you are ready to throw those on and get to working out.

The more time you spend thinking the less likely it is to get done.

Once you find a time that works for you, stick to it! This will make it easier for your body to recognize that this is something you’ll do everyday (or however many days).

3. Recover after your workouts

I cannot stress enough how important recovery is. The harder you workout, especially if you are strength training, the more time you need to spend recovering.

Recovering is stretching after your workouts, foam rolling and giving your body rest day(s) at least once a week.

Epsom salt baths are also a great way to relax your muscles and unwind.

Active recovery is a great way to keep your muscles moving while still giving your body a break from an intense week of workouts. Activities like this are hiking, going for a walk and yoga.

4. Spend 10 minutes a day outside

If you don’t have time to commit to creating a workout schedule, taking classes in person or your schedule is just hectic, I get it!

Challenge yourself to go for a 10 minute walk. Vitamin D will instantly make you feel better and helps you clear your mind.

Sometimes, starting small is key! Getting some type of movement in everyday will help your body get into the routine so that you can start you work to build a consistent workout routine.

It’s just 10 minutes. It’s only uphill from here!

5. Cook more meals at home

Have you ever heard the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen.” Yeah they weren’t kidding, they really are. If you commit to cooking balanced meals at home…you will lose inches!

If you are looking to see physical transformation in your body, your nutrition plays a huge role.

Cooking more meals at home gives you the creative freedom to try new recipes and experiment with different types of foods.

This allows allows you to see exactly what’s going into your food and gives you the control at ensuring that you are eating a balanced meal.

I know ordering take out is convenient, but most of the time there’s a ton of added ingredients that you don’t need all the time.

If you’ve ever ordered take out and felt extra bloated right after or even woke up the next morning feeling extra bloated, you know why!

Plus, do you realize how much money you are saving by cooking at home?!

6. Increase your water intake

Are you drinking enough water? The best way to make sure you are drinking is to always have a glass or bottle of water at your desk or while you are out.

Drinking a glass of water before each meal can help you feel more full so you make a healthier decision when you are hangry.

When you increase your water intake you will using the bathroom more often, which is good! This flushes all the unwanted stuff out of your system to make room for the good nutrients.

Water is the easiest way to debloat. If you get tired of the plain water, try adding lemon, cucumber and mint!

7. Are you getting enough sleep?

I know sleep is the one thing you tend to forget about because lets be real, life gets busy!

When you are trying to lose weight, it’s crucial that you get sleep. Aim for 6-8 hours a night.

Your muscles need time to recover and once you get into a consistent workout schedule your body will require more sleep.

The best way to wind down is to go through your night routine and allow your body to slowly get ready for sleep.

Once you get a routine down, you’ll look forward getting ready for bed and going to sleep.

8. Practice more self care

When in doubt….more self care! When you are trying to take care of yourself physically and lose weight, intentionally creating time to do something for you is so important!

Whether it’s 5 minutes at your home or 2 hours of getting pampered, self care does not have to be expensive!

There are tons of at home self care activities to do for every lifestyle. This can be yoga, an at home facial or spending time with your friends

Self care allows your body to slow down, relax and just be in the moment.

In order to see physically change in your body, your body needs a good mix of workouts and self care because it’s all about balance.

Don’t skip this part because it’s one of the most important!

9. Track your progress

So now that you’ve been working hard and taking care of yourself physically, remember to track your progress!

This will remind you how far you’ve come and motivate you to keep going.

Progress doesn’t always mean looking at the scale. The biggest way to track your progress is by noticing how different you feel.

Are you feeling better, worse or the same? Are you feeling energized throughout the day? Do you wake up feeling refreshed?

You can track your progress by taking progress photos, journaling at the end of the day or even seeing how clothes fit you differently.

This post was all about how to take care of yourself physically!

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