Let’s get physical, Physical… Hey Guys, Let’s talk about hitting our fitness goals during coronavirus and 15 top fitness tips!
I have gained a little “Corona” weight as we all have and shit sucks! I’m taking a full 30 days starting this week to do nothing but concentrate on nothing but working out 2x a day and eating very healthy to get back on track.
A few things I’m doing as I have 2 homes in different states and visit both, one home has a gym downstairs and other is a condo with 2 gyms on-site, so, I decided against going to a gym with a trainer due to the virus and had one of my gyms set up equipment in my condo (it’s a nice size), then, I’m trying to cook at home low carb, more veggies, no sugar, some meat and some dairy.
I have a new Fitbit, tracking my sleep, my steps, journaling day by day, reading my bible in the mornings, staying home dally and laying out by the pool for 30 minutes to an hour for Vitamin D (100 SPF) and work on contents with client timedown for this 30 days.
So, here are my favourite 15 Fitness Tips that I can share with you guys:
1. Be realistic about your fitness goals
On my first tip, you have to be realistic in your fitness goals. This is important in order to reach your fitness goals. There is one thing requiredwhen you are making a fitness goal, it should be based on what’s actually good for you and what you can be able to stick to. Those goals should also be based on long-term goals, like for example, you want “to lose 15 pounds” “get abs” or “go down a pants size”.
When you focus on what your body can do, rather than how it looks, you’ll appreciate it so much more.
2. Green Tea in the morning
I usually start my day with a cup of green tea with a slice of lemon. It’s great for me. Drinking tea every day will help you lose weight and reduce your risk of several diseases and that’s what we really want.
That is one of our goals to lose weight but in a healthy way. Plus, tea is far more hydrating and it’s kinder to our skin. You can drink tons of tea, let’s say 5 cups a day, without any consequence. Unlike coffee, which you make feel jittery, increase your anxiety, or have a difficulty when you’re sleeping. (Yes, I’m a coffee addict. Starbucks platinum….)
Some women are boxing especially when they are going to the gym. It’s part of their workout and they used it as a means of self-defence.Boxing is fun and enjoyable, and it’s not just about punching, it allows you to stimulate muscle fibre that you never used before.
After some boxing, you will notice that your heart becomes healthier and your body is able to regulate oxygen much more efficiently. It’s good and quality cardio and it’s one of the keys in weight-loss. But since we can’t just go out to go to the gym these days, you could just try boxing on a punching bag if you have one at home.
4. Balance Diet
Who else here loves cooking? Me too! But, in cooking foods, we have to balance and plan according to our diet. A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables in many colours, whole grains, good fats and proteins.
Eating those foods means you are avoiding high amounts of added salt and sugar. There are lots of benefits to your body when you balance your diet. But since foods that are not included in your diet like fast food, processed foods, fatty foods are delicious and hard to resist, you have to have the self-control to avoid all those if you have fitness goals.
5. Avoid Processed Foods
It’s really hard to avoid processed foods and we all know that! What I suggest is, shopping on the outskirts of the grocery store. Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, maybe fresh chicken, shrimp from a butcher in store but don’t buy boxed or canned products. This is not healthy at all! First, fresh, second some frozen (not frozen dinners, more like vegetables and fruits) and if you must, then canned but boxed is just a heart attack waiting!
6. 30 Minutes Workout DailySome of you are newbies when it comes to working out. So to avoid muscle pain we have to know our pace. We should start with a 30 minutes workout especially today, we have a pandemic so we cannot go to the gymeasily and we gained weight because of the quarantine period.
So in your 30 minutes workout every day, you can mix exercises like squats, push-ups, side lunges etc. You can run in your backyard or in your subdivision, football stadium so you get your cardio on!
Once your body is ready for the other workout routine, try to get a trainer so he can help you to improve your body. After workout, you can eat a meal that contains both carbohydrates and protein. Eat within 2 hours after your workout session if possible.
7. Healthy Snacks is good throughout the day
We love snacks, but sometimes snacking has developed a “bad image” but snacks can be an important part of your diet. Snacks canprovide energy in the middle of the day or when you are working out. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating when mealtime. Which we sometimes tend to do. lol.
Healthy snacks can be mixed nuts, apple slices, a piece of fruit, cucumber slices with hummus, and more. Having a healthy snack can let you survive a day without eating junk foods.
8. 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night
Good sleep is a dream recipe to lose weight. People who get around eight hours of sleep a night and reduce their stress levels have doubled the chance of slimming down. But the mere fact is some of us are staying awake at night for some reasons like having a midnight snack, moviemarathon and other important matters.
That’s why we cannot reach 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night. But we must bear in mind that wehave to sleep as much as we can in order to lose weight. Isn’t that great?
9. Avoid Alcohol especially sugary cocktails
It’s not bad to drink alcohol occasionally but you have to know that there is no healthy diet with the inclusion of alcohol. We are just human sosometimes we just need to taste it once in a while. Alcohol and Sugar are both empty calories, it decreases skin elasticity-we don’t wantthat do we?
10. Be active on a daily basis
Now that we’re experiencing a pandemic, it’s important that we are still active while staying at home. Like me, I have gym sets at my condo so I can workout while at home. Besides working out at home, it’s good that we exercise outside like biking or jogging. It’s easier to lead an active lifestyle than it sounds.
You can make small and manageable changes that force you to use your body. But when going out, of course, practice social distancing guys.
11. Swap Juice or Soda for Water
Water is literally helpful for weight loss. It’s s 100% calorie-free and helps you to burn calories and will suppress your appetite. Thebenefits are even greater when you replace sugary drinks with water.Also, if you are going to the restroom and your urine is very dark, or like apple juice, that’s a sign that your body needs more water.
So, guys, it’s important to drink PLENTY of water. I can’t stress that out enough.
12. Eat good eggs for breakfast
We all know that eggs are a good source of protein both white and yolk. It also contains heart-healthy unsaturated fats and is a great source of important nutrients such as Vitamin B6, B12, and D.
Eggs pack a lot of nutrition and can be important to your balanced diet. You may havenoticed, if you eat eggs for breakfast, it keeps you feeling fuller for longer, that is normal because it contains high protein.
13. Occasional cheat day
Since we are always at home in this time of pandemic, we have time to experiment with dishes that we are craving for. But sometimes wecan’t resist those oily, cheesy, fatty foods, that’s why we have cheat days.
So who wants pizza? lol
Kidding aside, at least once a week or twice a month the schedule of your cheat day is enough. But cheat day doesn’t mean you are allowed toover eat, okay?
14. Early Dinner
Eating early dinner can help you burn fat and lower your blood sugar. The best time is 5-7pm instead of 10 pm. Having dinner at 10 pm affects your blood glucose and the ability to burn fats and we don’t want that.
15. Track your fitness progress
You must track your fitness progress. Being able to track progress along the way keeps you motivated and we must stay motivated! When tracking progress, take measurements of your whole body and take multiple pictures before you start, write it down and track weekly or bi-weekly. I say this as, you may not see the scale move but, you will see the inches melt! That’s what we want is the inches melting!
So, those are the fitness tips that I can share with you, hoping you guys can apply those. Have fun creating your healthy body and hitting your fitness goals!
Stay motivated and fabulous! And of course, stay healthy. If you have any tips you’d like to share, please comment below, would love to hear them!
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