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It’s that time of year, warm weather is right around the corner, we have that itch to start doing SOMETHING so we can feel more confident in our skin this summer. It’s overwhelming, we feel we need to make drastic changes in order to get results but we don’t know what actually is going to work.
I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to do anything radical. For some reason, it’s like people want to make it more complicated than it is. Because if it wasn’t complicated, it would be too good to be true right?
Here’s the problem. The solution/strategy IS extremely simple but most people lack two very important things:
For one, nothing is going to work without consistency. And two, sustainable results take time, which means that progress will be slow. It’s hard to stay motivated when we don’t see instant / drastic changes.
This is why I can’t stress enough to trust the process. Doing it the right way WILL pay off if you just stick with it. There’s still plenty of time to make good progress before summer. So, whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or fell of track and trying to get back on, here are 3 easy steps to get started:
1. Move more – Whether this is going for a 20 min walk every day, signing up for some fitness classes, parking the car further away or taking the stairs more at work. Moving more than you are now will simply increase your daily caloric expenditure (how many calories you burn in a day).
2. Drink more water – Start by aiming for 20-40oz more than you’re already drinking. This will help you feel more energized, increase your metabolic rate, keep you more satiated between meals and improve your digestion to name a few!
3. Eat more protein & veggies – Most of us do a-ok getting in fats and carbs haha. Eating more protein is going to help stabilize your blood sugar (prevent energy crashes), build lean muscle (which increases your metabolism) and keep you satiated. Veggies are going to give you the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive, along with fiber that’ll help with digestion and keeping you full.
Notice how these three things are all things that you are ADDING. Keeping your mindset fixed on abundance is crucial. So instead of thinking about things you feel you should restrict, focus on what you can add instead : )
I hope this was helpful and as always, please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to help you on your journey!