If you have only just started out with trying to lose weight, one of the most important things is to try to establish a regular routine that sets up a bunch of great habits for you. If you take things week by week and stick to a solid routine, you will absolutely achieve the best results possible. It’s all about getting in to a rhythm and committing to the process. Here is what you should do each day of the week to lose weight.
Monday should be for legs and cardio work, because it is the day when you are most refreshed and most ready to take on the world! Your legs incorporate your body’s biggest muscles, so it’s good to get them going on Mondays with something like a lower body based step and stretch routine.
Tuesdays can be focused around your upper body and chest area. Give your legs a break from Monday by working on improving your posture and your upper body strength, whilst also improving your core strength at the same time.
Wednesday is when you can put all of this together in the form of a 20 to 30-minute-long HIIT session. This is high intensity interval training that works every single part of your body in short sharp bursts for maximum fat burning effect.
You are probably going to feel a little sore and beat up after your HIIT session, so Thursday should be seen as a rest and recovery day. That doesn’t mean being totally sedentary though, just doing something low impact like yoga or pilates.
On Friday it’s time to get back to the upper body and arms. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that doing arm weights is going to make your bulky and ‘manly’, instead the aim is to get you nice and toned. Remember than muscle weighs less that fat!
Saturday is the day for some circuit training! It’s a super effective way to work out your entire body in a single session, and it really helps to improve your cardio vascular health.
And don’t forget your back, that’s what Sundays are for! Having good back strength and a strong posture is vital for successful exercise, so it is good to work on your back muscles in particular so that your body feels strong enough to continue this weekly routine over and over!