1. Move More
Anytime, anywhere, anyway! Just move your body as many times as you can. If you don’t have much time then set out an intense cardio session. Remember to try new cardio activities to keep things fresh.
2. Cut the Fat
Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, salami, ribs and sausage). Avoid excessive consumption of high fat dairy products such as cheese and cream. Turn yourself into a lean, mean, fat-burning machine! To learn more you may want to have a look at our Lean Down Challenge > Here <
3. Avoid Excessive Drinking
While recent studies show a glass of wine a day can help protect against heart disease, more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Every glass contains hidden calories that stop the body burning up your food efficiently, thus turning your body into a fat storing machine! Thought for the day: A bottle of wine should last a long time.
4. Always look on the bright side of life!
Optimists achieve, pessimists fail. So best keep a positive mental outlook. There’s a definitive connection between living with health & well being and having a cheerful outlook on life. Try singing and smiling… You can’t be unhappy when you’re doing that!
5. Set Measure Achieve
Simply stating that you want to lose weight is not effective. Be specific. For example, I want to lose 5 kilos of fat by Christmas Day. Take your base measurements and then re-take them on a regular basis. You cannot measure your progress if you have no idea where you started from. Each and every workout session should be logged. Keep all of your fitness logs together and create your very own success journal. As this can all be a bit overwhelming this is where a Blackburn Personal Trainer could come in handy. Why not check out how Personal Training in Blackburn could help you by clicking >HERE<
6. Get your body strong and your mind will follow
Everyone should strength train. There are 100’s of reasons to strength train, too many to list. But simply, strength training builds lean muscle tissue and increases bone density. Train all major muscle groups 2-3 times per week. Strength training boosts you metabolism for 48 hours post workout, which supports fat loss!
Get 7-9 hours of deep sleep each and every night. Also rest your muscles by not working out at least 1 day per week and never repeat identical workouts on consecutive days.
Cool down by stretching out your entire body. This helps increase flexibility and decrease muscle soreness the next day. It also increases your recovery whilst developing long toned muscles.
9. Drink and Eat
What goes into your mouth becomes what you are! You are what you eat is SO true! Flush your body with lots of water and eat regular small meals throughout the day… clean food, NO JUNK! This will complement your fitness routine and make your goal a reality. Or you could continue on eating ‘whatever’ and never see any change… its up to you!
10. Stay on track
Every week off your new lifestyle plan will see you back to where you were two weeks earlier. So most importantly, strive for consistency, then progression, then when summer is right above us you’ll thank your lucky stars you decided to make a change. Good Luck.
Remember when starting out on your health and fitness plan in Blackburn it is important to consider having support and guidance so as you have the very best chance of reaching your goals! Here at The Urban Fitness Blackburn Gym we have a number of different options to suit your needs! If you would like to know more about our memberships simply >>>CLICK HERE<<<