Summer is just around the corner, but the thought of being seen in a swimsuit at the pool, lake, or beach is altogether traumatizing. You had every intention of shedding those excess pounds at the start of the New Year, but somehow the months slipped by and the resolution to get in shape got lost in the midst of the chaos of life.
Is it too late to get started now? By all means, NO!
It’s never too late to start making good choices regarding your health and fitness. Although you may not see the change you would have if you had been eating well and exercising regularly since the beginning of January, if you start putting those practices into play now, you will be surprised at how quickly you do start seeing a difference in how your clothes fit, as well as how great you feel.
Start off by working on a healthy diet. In the post, The Basic Equation for Weight Loss to Keep That New Year’s Resolution it states, “You can reduce “calories in” by choosing leaner meats, substituting vegetables for carbs, and reducing sugar-rich drinks throughout the day – easily eliminating 1,000 calories per day. There are also nutrition supplements on the market, which help increase your metabolism and curb your appetite. These can help you reach your desired outcome faster.”
Follow up your healthy diet with exercise. Generally, you will need to burn around 500 calories more than what you eat per day for a whole week to lose about a pound. You can achieve this through a variety of types of exercises or stick to one form of exercise you really enjoy.
In the article, 4 Ways That Running is Best for Weight Loss, Caitlin Giddings suggests, “High-intensity exercise like running stimulates more “afterburn” than low-intensity exercise… because your resting energy expenditure stays elevated after you run.” It doesn’t need to be a sprint. In fact, many suggest that the longer, slower jogs will be more productive at weight loss than an intense, short run.
Maybe you prefer cycling or plyometrics or any number of other types of workouts. Whatever it is, get started now, and before you know it, you will be summer ready and feeling great!
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