We all need a kick u our bottoms sometimes to get motivated and with summer right around the corner I think now is the right time to do so as Bikini season is upon us Yikess!, & If your anything like me your probably thinking a little toning is needed before we can slip into that bikini.It is fair to say most of us have started a fitness program and then slowly quit or slightly fallen of the track but the best thing to do even if that does happen is to get straight back into your routine. I find that I find it easier to stay on track when I plan and organise myself . Here’s a few tips on how to stay motivated in other words a bit of fitspiration ladies 😉 .
Numero one : SET GOALS but don’t forget to be realistic after all it is going to become your new lifestyle and if you make it to extreme it is more likely you will not stick to it for long. It has been proven that if you it takes around 21 days for you to build a habit so stick through it and it will get easier.
Numero two : MAKE IT FUN do exercises you enjoy as once again your more likely to stick to them. I personally love running and pilates . There are plenty of sports out there so your not just limited to the gym if that’s not your scene. Personally I tend to do my cardio at the gym and pilates at home . I have been doing pilates for over two years now , I find it really strengthens your body , works your core and is great for toning your body amongst many other benefits such as helping you achieve a better posture , better balance and body awareness.
I discovered Cassey Holmes a few years back now , she has great Youtube exercise Videos , DVD’s as well as a website with recipes, tips , exercise plans etc. I personally have found her very helpful, she’s fun to workout with , keeps her videos enjoyable yet still make’s sure your left sore the next day ;).
Numero three: BE FLEXIBLE as important as it is to stick to a routine if your too busy or simply don’t feel like up to it and yes well all get those days have a day off. It’s important to have rest days , it let your muscles and body recover.
Numero four: DIET here is a misconception that a lot of people seem to have ” as long as I do massive amounts of exercise I can eat all I want ” no no no , unfortunately that is not the case. There needs to be a right balance between the two in order for you to achieve the results you want. Personally I am a firm believer that the approach to weight loss is 70% diet and 30% exercise, eating a healthy balanced diet not only helps you loose weight but makes you feel better and more energetic which is what I found from personal experience, now having said that it is important not to completely restrict yourself just treat yourself less often to the less healthy foods you crave which for me tends to be cookies as to which I have a very unhealthy addiction to! Below is a few of the things I have been including and excluding in my diet to get my bikini bod ready just in time for the summer season.
What to avoid :
No candy, baked goods, or ice cream. Ideally, no sugar! ( no cookies sayy what?!!?) , No fizzy drinks.
No white bread or rice, No eating 2-3 hours before bed.
Porridge with fruit, Natural Yogurt with granola, Breakfast Smoothie. Egg Omlette
Lunch & Dinner Options
Chicken & Veg ,Fish & Veg,Soup, Salads
Fruit. Nuts, Greek Yogurt , Hummus and veggies, Protein Bars
I use these websites to find healthy and easy recipes :