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Make 2013 your best year ever

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 has been another spectacular year for athletes across Canada. With terrific achievements and inspiring success stories, our best have given us so many reasons to get excited and motivated to reach our own goals. Our Recharge with Milk sponsorship program has given us a front row seat to watch so many athletes Rehydrate, Refuel and Recharge to achieve their best. With 2013 approaching fast, there’s never been a better time to enhance your fitness goals.  Improving your workouts is a great way to make reaching your goals easier in the year ahead.

Shake it up.

Your body loves it when you work out. But do too much of the same, and your body will adjust to the routine and refuse to push itself. Sometimes, the same thing can happen mentally. Doing the same thing over and over deprives you of the spark that excites and inspires you when you need it most. Shaking it up can be as simple as taking your workouts outside for a change, or signing up for a public event, like a marathon. There’s nothing like the pressure of competing with a real person beside you to give you the incentive to achieve your best.

Stay with it.

Preparation is the key to so many successes in life and athletic achievement would be at the top of the list. It’s important to have a measured and well-prepared workout program. Take the time you need to set your goals and ensure that you stay with it by tracking your progress and recording any changes in your fitness routine or diet. By setting clear goals, you’ll create the all-important blueprint to help mentally and physically prepare for your next workout.

Drink up.

Setting and maintaining a strict post-workout regime can help improve your performance in the future. It’s important to take steps to ensure you’re getting the right amount of nutrients in your diet today, in order to have a better workout tomorrow. During a workout, our bodies use carbohydrate stores from our muscles for energy. If consumed within 30 minutes of working out, chocolate milk’s carbohydrate-rich content can effectively restore and recover glycogen for an improved performance the next day.

Next steps

If it’s a good idea to be prepared for today’s workout, it’s even more important to prepare for a better one tomorrow. With 2012 reaching the finish line, it’s time to get 2013 off to a great start with goals that will make your workouts better.