Winter has ended and spring has sprung! Before we know it, it’s summer. Anyone else way behind on their summer bod?
Staying fit, or trying to start can sometimes be difficult, especially if you’re not motivated or you just have no idea what you’re doing! There are so many different workouts and food rules, that it’s just so hard to keep up.
Here we’ll give you 5 easy tips that you can follow and do in your own time if going to the gym isn’t your thing or you don’t have much time in your day:
This is self-explanatory and something you should be doing daily anyway. Studies say we should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day (or 2 litres). This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drink anything else, but water should be a priority. It keeps us hydrated throughout the day, full for longer, and keeps our brains functioning as well as decreasing the frequency of headaches.
Sometimes when we’ve had a long day and haven’t eaten properly, we tend to overeat dinner, and we shouldn’t go to bed on such a full stomach. Therefore, we should always try to eat breakfast. Studies aren’t lying when they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy and hearty breakfast can set us up for the day and kickstart our metabolism which helps us burn calories. If you don’t have much time in the morning, look for healthy breakfast options which you can still have on the go. Starting your day with a good breakfast can help your meals flow for the rest of the day.
Portion Your meals
Portioning your meals is a great way to maintain healthy eating habits on your fitness journey. If you create well-portioned meals throughout the day, you’re less inclined to snack, especially at night before bed.
Match Your Workouts to Your Lifestyle
Design your workout to your lifestyle. If you’re super busy during the day, schedule your workout in the morning or the evening. Look for workouts that you can do in the time you have. Remember that you don’t have to do 1-hour sessions every day. If 30-minute sessions 3 days a week suits you better, then stick to that and build on it when you get the time. Working out 3 days a week is better than not working out at all.
Find A Buddy
Last but not least, find a workout buddy. Most of the time, we’re not motivated to work out because we’re alone. Being able to share our fitness journey with someone who is struggling with the same things can be helpful to keep us going. Ask a friend, family member, or co-worker if they’d like to join you. They don’t have to work out with you all the time (but if they can, that’s great!), but even meeting up with someone once a week and working out together can make a big difference. If you can’t find someone to workout with, find an alternative that is just as helpful. E.g. Take bub or your pet for a walk or create a super-fun playlist to listen to while you work out.
Staying fit doesn’t have to be a drag. It can be really fun and beneficial if you keep a positive mindset and are consistent with it.
We’d love to hear your fitness journey (no matter what stage you’re at), so feel free to pop in and have a chat with us! You can even check out Fitness First Parramatta if you’re not already a member. We even have a special discount for members, so be sure to ask us about that! We’re located walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta (inside Fitness First), open 6 days a week, and we take after work bookings.