Get Into a Fitness Routine With These Motivational Tips

April 22, 2014 11:22 am

You’re certainly not the first person to admit that sticking to a fitness routine is hard, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. All it takes is time, patience, and a reliable fitness plan that works with your lifestyle. Here are some great tips that will help you to get in shape and feel better about your body.

1. Stop beating yourself up. Many people enter into a workout regime with a negative mindset because they feel bad about their bodies, but this isn’t a healthy way to begin. You need to think about the good things rather than focusing on the negatives.

2. Something is better than nothing. Don’t feel like your workout was a failure if you couldn’t complete it. We all have off days, and just getting onto the treadmill is a small victory in itself.

3. Make it a habit. Begin by telling yourself that you’ll work out every day for 30 days. While at first you may just be counting down until those 30 days are over, you’ll eventually become used to working out and it will become a part of your daily routine.

4. Make exercise possible. Sure, you could work out at 5 a.m. before work, but are you actually going to? Schedule your workouts at times that are accessible and easy to manage with the rest of your schedule.

How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine [Lifehacker]
15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit [Lifehack]
7 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers [Fitness]

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Sample Gourmet Cupcakes at Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shop

April 15, 2014 12:18 pm

Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shop is a sweet little cafe serving gourmet cupcakes made with all natural organic ingredients. Yummy flavors inlcude Boston Crème, Black Bottom Chocolate Cheesecake, Banana Pudding, Bakin’ Bacon, Strawberry Delight, Carolyn’s Caramel Cheesecake, White Chocolate Pomegranate, Evolution Orange, and Chocolate Snow Ball. The bakery also offers alcohol-infused, vegan, and gluten-free cupcakes by special order. Espresso coffee drinks are on hand to accompany your sweet.

Wedding, birthday or other special celebration on the horizon? Have Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shop whip you up a gorgeous cake, decorated to your chosen theme. See the bakery's website for the day’s cupcake flavors.

Ethereal Cupcakes and Coffee Shop
3150 Allainby Way
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 223-0300

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Treat Yourself to Something Sweet at the Old Hampton Ice Cream Parlor

April 8, 2014 1:06 pm

Craving the charm of a mom-and-pop ice cream parlor? Then you’ll love Old Hampton Ice Cream Parlor, where you can bask in a cozy setting in the heart of downtown Hampton while you slurp down some of that frozen confection we all know and love. Old Hampton Ice Cream Parlor is located in the oldest building in downtown, dating back to 1873.

Get your hand-dipped ice cream in a cone, sundae, float, banana split, or milkshake. More than 30 flavors are on hand for dipping, including Red Velvet, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Butter Brickle, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Key Lime Pie. Hot dogs are also served here, should you need something more substantial in your tummy. See the parlor's Facebook page for weekly discounts and specials.

Old Hampton Ice Cream Parlor
5 E. Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 251-6678

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