We all say the same thing every year. This is going to be the summer that counts, the summer that your body is ready for. But, it’s not as easy as that, is it? The mere distractions throughout the year narrow the gap between now and then, and eventually, winter is gone. Now, you’re left out of shape and feeling down for another year. But! For this year, it’s not too late. You can still do it. So, this post will be giving you some tips and advice to keep you motivated while getting that summer body.
Of course, food plays the biggest role in your body’s shape and fitness. If you’re eating bad food regularly, or you don’t eat enough good stuff, then you probably want to assess your diet. You should be aiming to burn more energy than you consume when you’re losing weight. This is what gets rid of fat. So, you’ll have to do some number crunching. Be careful, though. Simply cutting out certain types of food could leave you very tired or even ill. Also, there is no such thing as a cheat day. If you allow yourself to overeat once, it will happen again. The goal isn’t to restrict yourself so much you need to “cheat” on your diet once a week. It’s about eating a balanced diet that allows you to eat healthy while continuing to eat the foods you love.
When trying to lose weight or get in shape, exercise is best done with a buddy. This will give you both motivation, as well as a point of reference to track your progress. Exercise should be done daily. Just like cheat days, having days off from exercise will make it harder to get to the gym in future. If you don’t have much time, then it can be good to try and fit exercise into daily life. Stop driving the car to work and cycle or run. Or, stop spending your lunch at the computer, and start going for walks. Little things can make the biggest changes to your body.
Now, when trying to lose weight, it can be hard to get motivated. For some, the best form of motivation comes from tough love. And, that’s exactly what you’ll get at a boot camp. Boot camp workouts consist of daily, structured activities. In these sorts of sessions, you’ll have a group of others working with you, so you’re not alone. You will be forced to do grueling exercise, to teach you to be able to do easier workouts at home.The idea of taking on an activity like this is hell for some. But, in reality, it’s an excellent way to kick start your summer body and get well on your way there. Without the option to stop and give up, you’ll be surprised how far you can push your body. And, not much feels better than pushing yourself to the absolute limits.
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Hopefully, this will inspire you to start getting your body ready for the beach. Obviously, the only person who can make this happen is you. Don’t rely on motivation to strike, because it simply won’t happen. You have to force yourself out of the door every day if you want to reach your full potential.
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.