So summer is here and it seems as if everybody (but us) already has his or her summer bodies figured out and taken care of. Even though summer bodies are made in the winter that can be easier said than done, so we end up spending our summers catching up to make up for our winter slip ups.
With that, I’d like to share with you a few workout tips that could make your workout experience a little bit easier and make you see results a little faster so you can enjoy your summer a little more:
- Eat less more
This is a bit confusing but if you think about it, it makes sense. Eat less food, more often. That way, you’re never hungry (which means fewer cravings) and always satisfied, but you end up having less food (which means weight loss). Of course, it goes without saying, don’t have a small McDonald’s meal multiple times a day and expect good results lol. But if you split up your daily calorie intake into various small healthy meals, then you can expect some positive changes.
- Get a gym buddy
It can be very demotivating to have your friends inviting you to go cheat on your diet and having to constantly say no. So instead of always saying no, make them join you on your fitness journey. That way, you all have the same goals and all motivate each other to stick to your diets.
- Make working out a routine, not the workouts
Working out is already hard and boring enough as is, so always doing the same workouts, not only makes it harder to stick to but also can make you lose focus and just do things on “auto-pilot”. Work out regularly but do different workouts and switch up your routine. This will keep you interested since you are more likely to try new things and your body will have to be kicked into high gear since it will be constantly adapting to new challenges.
- Get rid of the “sad step”
Don’t keep your eye on the scale. Everybody carries weight differently and there is no way to know what you would look like 10 kg lighter until you get there, so make health goals rather than number goals. Instead of saying I want to lose 10 kg for example, say I want to be able to run for 10 minutes straight without my lungs being on fire. Also, from personal experience, setting small goals like the one I just mentioned and being able to reach them makes you get even more motivated and keep on setting more goals, whereas with a number, since weight fluctuates throughout the day, you can find yourself reaching and then not reaching your goals all in a matter of hours.
- Take photos
From your hair journey to your fitness journey, this tip is great for seeing progress and making you see exactly what you need to work on and what you’re doing right. Sometimes, our mind has a way of making us see what we want and not what is truly there, especially if we obsessively keep checking; so if you take pictures you can easily compare your progress instead of relying on memory. I used to think that if I lost or gained 5 kg or less, that there really wouldn’t be much of a difference in my body, but once I lost that weight and compared the photos, I realized that it made a huge difference.
Hopefully you try out a few of my tips and see some faster progress and enjoy it while doing so. If you do, send or tag us on your progress pictures so we can join you on your health journey!