The summers are nearly here and every year you promise yourself that you will get the perfect beach body and not shy away from wearing all those clothes you want to wear and every year you drop the ball. But not this year! A successful workout program requires dedication and a definite end goal. This year we are going to tell you how to get ready for the summers and by the time you’re done you’ll be more than confident in your own skin.
- Eat a majority of your calories before 3 p.m.
Studies have found that people who eat a heavier breakfast and lunch are more likely to lose weight than those whose biggest meal is at dinner time even if both these people consume the total same number of calories.
- Do not forget to stretch before every work out.
As we age, our body loses its elasticity therefore it is very important to do a good stretch before and after your workout. Stretch out those muscles that you tend to use the most and hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.
- Start your day off with some Yoga to empower your body and soul.
Cosco makes these amazing Yoga mats that are perfect for a morning workout. You can also add Yoga moves to your morning routine such as blow drying your hair upside down to stretch your hamstrings and add some shoulder openers while shampooing your hair! This will also make your dull morning routine immensely more interesting.
- Go all out when you’re working out.
Go gadget free and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. Push your body to its limits when you’re working out and get more done in a shorter span of time. Do bigger arm and leg movements to burn a lot more calories with the same workout.
- Don’t ruin all the hard work you’ve put in the day by consuming high calorie alcoholic beverages in the night.
Choose your poison carefully and drink within limits. Don’t spend 2 hours a day working out and down high calorie beers in the night! Substitute sugary mixtures for water or soda and see the difference it makes.
- Target all your major muscles during your work-out.
Moves like squats and lunges target your bigger muscles which means more calories burnt. Target your bigger muscles and take smaller breaks during interval training. Add a few more reps to your regular routine such that you push your body to its absolute limit.
- Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
You’ve heard this over and over and haven’t paid heed to it but it’s time you do. You will be surprised at the difference it makes when you consumer enough water. Drink water half an hour before your meal such that you consumer lesser food and in turn lesser calories.
- Get the proper amount of sleep.
Not getting sleep makes you crankier and in turn makes you crave for food with higher carb content. Your body needs to heal and repair itself after a strenuous workout which is why you need to sleep early. Sleeping early will also help you cut down on late night binge eating which is the absolute worse!