Are you searching for fitness tips to transform your body? Everywhere you turn there is different information regarding weight loss and toning, so what are the basics? I am here as your personal trainer, weight loss coach and friend to share my tips with you. If you follow my tips and embody a fit lifestyle, you can be in the best shape of your life. Here are my fitness tips to transform your body:
1. Drink Water
Drink 8-12 glasses of water a day. This will help eliminate bloating, suppress your appetite, and increase metabolic functioning. Note: Water consumption should be increased during vigorous exercise. Bonus tip: Drink cold water throughout the day. Research shows by drinking 8 glasses of cold water a day you will burn an additional 70 calories (because your body has to use energy to heat up water throughout day). This is one of my top fitness tips to transform your body and I write this as I am drinking water!
2. Eat Your Veggies
Eat all your greens. Mom’s advice holds up well—veggies come with plenty of benefits. By eating raw vegetables you will be more satisfied, as they’re full of fiber and water. This will also help you to eat fewer calories in the day and help you reach your weight loss goals. Bonus tip: Make vegetables the main focus of every meal so you will not forget to eat the broccoli left in the steamer. By making vegetables the star of every meal you’ll find getting five servings a day is a cinch!
3. Take a Deep Breath
Spend a few minutes today meditating on all the things you have been thinking of. Do not let stress build up as this can affect your eating habits and the effects of your diet. Take a deep breath and relax!
4. Be Positive
Stay positive. Research shows that by maintaining a positive attitude you are more likely to reach and surpass all goals (and this includes weight loss)! If you are watching the scale creep down pound by pound, be proud of your accomplishment, don’t dwell on where you want to be. By keeping your chin up and staying positive you will stay on the healthy road to weight loss success! Bonus tip: Write a positive note at the start of every day on a Post It on your computer (or somewhere you will look at during the day) and be reminded all day of your goals and successes.
5. Make Fitness a Priority 6 Days a Week
I work 70 hours a week and still manage to squeeze in my daily runs because I make fitness a priority. If I can do it so can you, just make your fitness time non-negotiable 6 days a week. If you make your workouts part of your day, you will find yourself actually craving a workout for your physical and mental health!
6. Monitor Your Calorie Intake Initially
You do not have to eat veggies and fruit all day. You can eat a balanced diet with whole grains as well, but you have to monitor your portion size. It is easy to mindlessly overeat. Do not be a victim of eating too much and monitor your calorie intake on myfitnesspal.com or any other online tracking application.
7. Get a Great Support Network
Talk to your friends and family about your weight loss plan and if they are interested, join forces and work together. You will feel much better by making the people around you aware of your plan and this will help them to not tempt you. Understand if they are not on-board in bettering their health; you have to accept them for where they are in their lives too.
Hope you enjoy my fitness tips and that they transform your body and mind. Remember we all have a choice each day so be the best version of yourself. Are you ready to change your life?