It’s spring! The weather outside is gorgeous and there’s no better time than now to start focusing on our spring beauty and fitness regimens.
FYI: If you couldn’t be bothered to do anything fitness-related during the winter (except stretch enough to grab that other piece of honey pie your Nana made), that’s okay! We were in the same jam ourselves, but that’s about to change! So, let’s all dive in into some of the most effective fitness tips that will get you back in shape in a matter of weeks!
Here we go:
Start your morning detox immediately.
If Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Gisele Bundchen can do it – so can you! These supermodels are known to start their day with a glass of warm water with lemon to kick start their digestion, detoxify, and give their body the right amount of energy for the morning. So, include lemon water in your personal detox morning regimen and see your body flourish. Btw, it goes without saying that sugar is a no-no in this combo!
Don’t weigh yourself every day.
If weight loss is your goal, set your expectations correctly at the start. Don’t weight yourself every day or every other day as this will only build up unnecessary tension. It’s enough you weigh yourself at the beginning of your fitness program and then three weeks into the training. It’s even better if you ditch the scale altogether and turn to the tailor measuring tape.
Write down your body measurements (arms, chest, waist, hips, thighs, and calves) and then re-measure after three weeks of training or a month. When you see that the centimeters have melted, you’ll get an amazing boost and motivation to keep on going! And why ditch scaling? Well, the problem with scale is that, oftentimes, you may stay at the same weight during intense training sessions even though your body is obviously transforming. You’ll get demoralized and completely neglect the fact that you actually look pretty amazing. When fat is transformed into muscle, the weight stands at the same scale while the body’s reshaping. Don’t sweat the scale for a second, ok?
Go by the 80/20 rule.
Agree to commit to your fitness goals 80 per cent of the time, not a 100. Why? There are days when you are simply not in the mood to hit the gym, and that’s fine. When you’ve given yourself the permission/rule to be focused just 80 per cent of the time, you don’t have to feel bad if you occasionally miss a workout or indulge some cake. This 80/20 rule is about developing a positive relationship with exercise and food that doesn’t involve guilt.
Include fashion in the process.
Instead of spending days at the gym wearing that ripped T-shirt and your ex’s baggy sweats, dress cute and stay motivated! When you love your reflection in the mirror, you’ll love staying focused and aim to look even better! With an array of options offering fabulous gym wear for women, we bet you’ll find your athleisure mojo in a second!
Respect your body and ditch calorie counting.
Fitness in the kitchen is all about respecting your body by fuelling it with the right types of food. Calorie counting leads to a) obsessing over food b) the guilt for “overeating”.
They key to a healthy diet is a regular water intake (over 2l per day), eating whole foods with a high nutritional value and lean meats! So, stick to healthy options and remember that self-control and portion sizing will take you a long way!