My ways to get fit for Summer!

Create a Plan to succeed:

As Summer draws closer you do not want to continue to procrastinate in starting your workout plan and setting goals. Take at least 10-15 minutes from your busy schedule and write out a routine that you can reference daily to keep you on track.  This plan should include exercise routines, a healthier diet plan, and basic goals you want to achieve.

Sleep tight:

Getting a good nights sleep is vital when starting a healthy weight loss plan. Study shows that getting a least 8 hours of sleep will help the body respond exercise better and to a new lifestyle change, and you can lose more weight.

Water it down:

Drinking at least 8 glass of water a day helps to flush out toxins, aids in digestion, boost immune system, helps to improve skin complexion help to promote weight loss, reduces hunger, helps to raise the metabolism, and there’s no calories in water.

What to Avoid?Water

Foods and drinks, even gum with artificial sweeteners that can cause stomach bloating. (Ingreidents with “-ol” endings in foods/drinks, such as sorbitol.) Also, monitor your alcohol consumption.

Stay Motivated:

I know that everyone tends to get off track every once and a while but, when you do don’t just stay there. Get back up again and get back in the game. Get an exercise buddy so that you can motivate each other along the way.

Work It Off.

Now, that you have set your goals and has begun to exercise.  It is important to add some body-weight exercises to your workout at least 3-4 times a week to change up your routine.  Exercises like pull ups, pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, and chin-ups will really get you going.  All of these exercises will help to condition your body to be able to perform workouts better with weights.

Confidence:

Confidence is the key when it comes to setting a goal to lose weight. Once you are on track and losing weight you will be gaining muscle also. This will help to boost your confidence as you and others begin to notice your body is changing.

More weights:

Now that your body is changing due to exercise and better eating habits now it’s time to add more weights to the workout.  I like to walk with 5 pounds dumbbells as this helps my upper arms also.

Portion Control:

Monitor what you put on your plate and in your mouth. Keeping a food dairy does help one to know actually what is going into ones mouth. Go for the smaller salad plate instead, and fill it with mostly veggies and some fruits.

 Laugh more:

Laughing helps to increases muscle flexion, lowers the blood pressure, boosts the immune system, and reduces stress hormones. So, why not laugh more?

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