Have you indulged a little too much over winter and now you’re freaking out that summer is just around the corner and you’re not quite beach body ready? Don’t fret, it won’t take long to shed those few extra kilos with the right fitness plan.
Set a realistic goal with a realistic timeframe
It may sound silly, but actually writing your goal down and sticking it somewhere obvious (like the fridge) is going to remind you every day of what you are training for or where you are trying to get to.
Once your goal is set try to be as specific as possible, for example, if your goal is to lose weight, how much would you like to lose, why you want to lose it and by when.
Now ask yourself how you’re going to achieve this, what foods are you going to try to reduce or include and on what days are you going to exercise. Finally, ask yourself is this goal is achievable in the time frame based on the things you are going to change and the exercise you are going to commit to.
Reduce your alcohol
A sustainable lifestyle is all about balance, so cutting out alcohol all together probably won’t suit most people nor should it. Reducing your alcohol consumption throughout the week will help you think more clearly and make it easier to get up for that early morning training session before work. Try it, it could just be the one area you are overlooking.
30 minutes every day
Rather than flogging yourself every day and finishing the week shattered, start slowly with a mixture of cardio, strength and recovery workouts which can be completed within a 30-minute time frame. This won’t eat into your day too much and when you feel ready you can increase the time of the workout if you want to. By keeping these workouts short and sharp and gradually increasing the intensity over time, it means you can get these done and get on with your day.
Fuel your body and kickstart your day
Get some goodness into your body after a morning workout with this Super Tasty Breakfast Bowl that is packed with protein, iron and carbohydrates to help your body repair and set you up for a busy day ahead.
You will need:
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp low sugar, low salt
- peanut butter
- 2/3 cup pasteurised egg whites
- 1 handful spinach
- 1/2 Cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2-3 Ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz for 60 seconds until smooth
Peel a bunch of bananas, slice in half and freeze in small food bags ready for when you need them.
Here’s an example of what your ’30 minute a day’ week could look like:
Monday – Cardio
Tuesday – Strength
Wednesday – Recovery
Thursday – Cardio
Friday – Strength
Saturday – Strength
Sunday – Recovery
More of these exercises and delicious nutritionally balanced meal ideas are available in my 12 Week Fuel and Fitness Plan for only $150!