Summer is vastly approaching, in fact it’s only 3 months away as of writing this post!
Lots of you reading this will already have holidays booked, or be making plans to go away very soon.
If it’s a hot, sunny holiday, where your body is on display – the likelihood is that you want to look and feel good in your own skin?
If you want to get in the best shape of your life this summer then I have 5 tips to help you. If you start implementing these tips immediately and keep them up for the next 90 days you will notice a huge improvement to your health, fitness, body shape and confidence.
How To Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life In Time For Summer…
#1 Hire a personal trainer
If you can afford to hire a personal trainer then do it. The more sessions you can afford… the better! If you can… aim to train 3x per week with your personal trainer for the next 12 weeks (a total of 36 sessions).
If you can only do 1 or 2 sessions per week with a personal trainer that’s fine too. Hiring an expert and paying them for their time will not only help you get results quicker (providing they are a good trainer!) but also help to keep you accountable and motivated, as once you’ve signed up you’ve got to commit to your sessions.
#2 Lift Weights 3-4x per week
If you want a leaner torso, firmer arms, and more sculpted legs…the best way to achieve these outcome(s) is…to lift weights. Choose exercises which cover large areas of the body and burn lots of energy.
The best exercises, if performed correctly are compound lifts, which hit multiple muscle groups. The most effective exercises are: deadlifts (all variations), planks, squats, pull ups, rows, and a combination of presses for the chest, triceps and shoulders. If you don’t know how to do these exercises then Youtube them or hire a personal trainer (recommended).
#3 Increase your daily output
It’s important to burn calories and lift weights in the gym, but you can also burn calories during the day, which add up and lead to weight loss (providing overall you are in a calorie deficit).
Activities such as doing the house work, washing up, running around the park with your kids, gardening, etc all burn calories and help increase your overall output.
I’d also recommend going on plenty of walks, especially at the weekends, walking will not only burn calories, but it’s also amazing exercise for the mind, helping you to de-stress and recharge your batteries.
#4 Keep a food log
Write down everything you eat, and keep a meticulous diary. This will make you far more aware of what’s going in your body and force you to act differently.
If you know you’re writing down the food that you eat, you’ll be less likely to binge or eat junk, because you’ll feel guilty when writing it down.
Alongside keeping a food log i’d recommend tracking your calories, i.e. using the app MyFitnessPal. If you’re wanting to lose weight… then your number one goal is to create a calorie deficit. If you do this correctly then you can lose anything from 12-36lbs in 12 weeks!
#5 Be consistent
If you do the above 4 tips ‘consistently’ you will get results. Don’t be one of those people who’s on it one week and then off it the next, you wont get results like this! Set yourself a goal to be disciplined for the next 90 days. Once you get the results and notice how much better you feel you wont want to go back!
Good luck and if you need any help or have any questions then give me a shout!
Thanks for reading,