Transforming your body and maintaining it doesn’t necessarily mean you follow those hard and tedious fitness regiments. All you need is to follow these easy steps:
- Start simple:
After the long weekend, are you wondering how to get back on that fitness routine? Get yourself motivated and back to exercise after the long absence by starting with a smaller goal. If you can handle a few minutes by just devoting at least 20 minutes to a workout, do it and then add more as you continue.
Twenty or so minutes is much realistic for anyone and will give you the push you need to get back in the game. Still, you don’t need to push yourself so hard. Take it slow until you feel a need for more.
2. Choose the intensity:
Are you confused on the best exercise for losing weight? Do total body interval training (TBIT) at an intensity level suited for your experience level. The best way is to pick few of your favourite exercises that utilize most of your muscle groups because this will require you to use a lot of energy to perform such workouts and elicit the greatest hormonal response possible.
Progress from light weight, moderate speed to moderate weight, high speed coupled with variations while at it and not otherwise. Monitor also your rest periods to ensure you do enough variations necessary to trigger effective fat loss.
3. Start early:
Reap the best out of morning exercise. If you want to make morning exercise a habit and have the best results, make sure you get enough sleep at night (at least seven hours) and wake up an hour before you start your exercise.
If you are a beginner, walking or running at a constant pace for approximately 30 minutes a day can be a good way to start. You can also alternate between swimming, biking or aerobics during different days of the week for an added challenge. The most important thing to remember here is to do an activity that you enjoy most because it’s will be easy for you to stick with it.
4. Watch that diet:
Eating healthy meals is also important. Opt for healthy nutritious breakfast after exercise that can re-fuel energy stores. Eat enough nutrients necessary for recovery, strength and growth throughout.
5. Include rest:
You need to include recovery period. If you are lifting weights, be sure to give your body a break. Strength training usually causes microscopic tears in the muscles. Such tears are normal and necessary for muscular tone and growth but make sure you give your body at least 48 hours of recovery before your next strength training session.