Do you spend hours in vain trying to get that hourglass back? Each year millions of us make it our New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but it can be difficult to know how to get there. With our busy schedules and limited free time, it’s not always easy to keep the pounds off and see those results. Here are a few ways to guarantee the transformation you desire.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for the modern woman on-the-go. This new fitness fad takes you to your limits through intense workouts in short 40 second bursts. With 15 second breaks between supersets, this method of exercising helps sculpt the body and increase metabolism. This full body workout doesn’t need lots of equipment, or a gym membership for you to take part. It can be done anywhere, from lunges against park benches, to burpee reps in the comfort of your own home.
Talk to a Specialist
Whether you’re looking for an alternative to lipo, or a new healthy eating lifestyle, there are experts that can guide you. Speaking to a nutritionist or a personal trainer can help you discover the best routines and shortcuts. They’ll assess your physique, health and diet, to determine what’s needed to keep you looking and feeling your best. A specialist will also help find you a long term solution.
Dance Your Troubles Away
Dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to blast stubborn fat. Time can feel like it’s flying by without you even realising what a workout you’ve had. A lively evening class of Salsa or energetic Zumba gym session can get the heart rate going, while moving in time to some great beats. Working out in groups is always fun. Invite friends along and help to motivate each other!
It’s the Little Things That Count
As busy people, it’s easy for us to choose the easy route and take the shortcut. From now on try thinking fit in all areas of life. This means taking the stairs to the third floor at work, instead of taking the lift. Or minimise your carbon footprint and fit in a good workout at the same time by swapping your bus commute for a bicycle if you can help it. Invest in a step calculator or download many of the fitness apps available. Apps such as 7 minute Workout Challenge are perfect for those of us with little free time on our hands. Any way you can think of to add the little bit extra to your daily workout makes more of a difference than you may know.
Remember to track your progress and gain inspiration anywhere you can. Stick motivational pictures on your refrigerator, get tips from people you work out with and make a lifestyle choice rather than set goals where you’ll be disappointed if you don’t reach them. As long as you keep pushing yourself to new limits without being too harsh on yourself, you’ll be just fine.