With summer fast approaching, you have no doubt already taken stock of the state of your body in terms of beach and bikini readiness. If you are one of the millions of people who struggle to maintain optimal health and fitness, below are some great tips to get you started!
Telling yourself that you have no time for exercise or healthy eating is no excuse and is the trap that so many of us fall into. Plan healthy and low-calorie meals a week in advance and then shop for the ingredients ahead of time. That way, you won’t be tempted to stop for a naughty takeaway on the way home from work when you’re stressed and exhausted.
Exercise can also be worked into simplest of daily habits. Taking the stairs instead of the lift, parking as far away from the entrance as possible, getting off one or two stops early and going to bed instead of watching another episode are easy strategies that will improve your long term health.
Variety is definitely the spice of life when it comes to health and fitness. As a trainer I can’t think of anything worse than staring at a screen whilst I run indoors. By ensuring a routine of variety that incorporates things you love doing, you are more likely to be consistent long term. A weeks schedule should include short and intense work, long endurance work, resistance as well as social actives such as cycling, surfing or sports.
Bear in mind that fitness does not happen overnight and requires consistency and dedication. You therefore need to lock your sessions in and make sure you don’t move them. If you struggle in this area, having a training buddy will help you stay accountable.
Understanding the nature of your emotions and that change to your routine is necessary and seasonal means you will be in a better state of health coming into next summer. Almost anyone is less likely to maintain their beach running route through winter and knowing when to join the gym for those extra sessions is crucial to not regress for three months every year.
Once you get going with your healthy lifestyle, you won’t notice the weeks flying by and a healthier, happier you will be staring back at you in the mirror.
At Transform Health, we’re offering an exclusive Start Me Up Personal Training program to help you get summer ready. Not only will you feel confident and healthier within as little as 2 weeks, you’ll set up a routine of tailored health and fitness habits that will get you working out and eating well through the winter of 2017!
Call Jordan today at Transform Health to book in your complimentary Initial Consultation!