How many times are we told that the best time to get in shape is in time for the summer or right after Christmas? Well, in reality there is never a better time to get in shape than right now! Whether you want to simply tone up a little, or you are looking to lose those few pounds that you simply can’t shift, there are many fun ways you can have exactly what you want.
Here are some top tips for getting into shape this year.
Start with looking at your diet and fitness regime
Diet and fitness go hand in hand = fact. You cannot get into the best shape of your life without having an equal balance of the two. Now, don’t despair this doesn’t mean cutting out all chocolate or the odd glass of wine; but it does mean that you need to become a little more conscious over the types of food you are eating on a regular basis. Along with this you need to have an understanding over how much exercise you are currently doing and the type of exercise it is. There are many forms of exercise, whether they are cardio or core strength that you could try out. Have a look for inspiration on sites like Youwin Blog or similar.
Take regular exercise
Ok, so this is an obvious statement to make, but this doesn’t mean just doing one form of exercise, this is about picking a handful of things you can fit into your life. Why do you need to do more than one form of exercise? Will it’s simply because this is what our bodies need to get toned, fit and healthy. Now before we go on, this doesn’t mean that you have to spend loads of money on equipment or even the gym if you don’t want to. There are many ways that we can incorporate daily exercise into our lives, from changing to walking to work, or taking the bikes out at the weekend. Try choosing two or three things that you enjoy and regularly incorporating them into your lifestyle.
Don’t forget to reward yourself
We all need time off and if you don’t allow yourself a treat every now and again, you will lose the motivation to carry on. One of the most common mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight is the expectation of seeing immediate results. This simply doesn’t happen as all exercise and muscle takes time to build up. By having a reward day to look forward to you will have something to focus on!
Whether you choose to take a day a week to yourself where you eat what you want and rest, or a day every fortnight. You must make sure that you reward yourself for all of your hard work.