5 Tips For Creating A Fabulous Summer Body
1.Watch what you are drinking: Many people focus on the content of the food that they eat but not on the content of their drinks. Drink beverages with sugar in moderation. And make peace with water. Go ahead and get used to this mantra: Water is good. Water is my best friend. I know. You just cannot imagine parting ways with your creamer or sweet tea, right? Well neither can I. However, these beverages are often loaded with calories but provide little nutritional value so limit your consumption of these drinks and save the rest of your calories for a meal. Which leads us to tip number two.
How in the world am I supposed to do this? Thankfully, there are several apps out there to assist you. Fitbit not only provides great fitness trackers, but they also have fantastic software for entering in and keeping track of what you eat. It also automatically calculates your target calorie intake based on your body weight goals. Technology rocks, doesn’t it? For most people, the average amount of calories needed each day should stay within a range of 1200 and 2500 depending on your activity level. Your nutritionist can help you determine the best results for your body.
Finding the time to exercise in your schedule can be difficult. Doctors recommend that you workout 45 minutes a day 3 to 4 days a week. While this may seem like a large amount of time you can break up your workout throughout the day or strive to make time during the week, which I’ve found works best for me. Bloggerly duties take up most of my weekend. It is up to you but try to get in at least 2 hours of physical activity each week.
2. Keep yourself entertained: If you are focusing on just the exercising itself it can be brutal and make you stop before your body is actually to the point where you need to rest. Try playing some music while you are working out or you could bring your tablet and headphones so that you can use the treadmill while watching Netflix. This will make you work out longer and will make it more fun for you.
While getting in shape does take work and some time, it doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. Pick a diet and exercise that you are able to stick to and you will have great success in getting your beach body ready. Plus, exercise produces happy endorphins and goodness knows, we all need as much happiness in our lives as we can get, right?
If you haven’t been doing much physical activity for sometime, gradually reintroduce it into your schedule trying for ten minutes three times a week and working up to the two hour mark from there so you don’t hurt yourself from overexertion. Be sure to check back soon for the next installment of the Fit and Thrifty Diva.
Until then… stay fabulous!