Spring has sprung, but is your body slim thick and bikini ready? Mine sure wasn’t, before I started following this new regiment. If you’re not quite there yet either, check out these easy recommendations on how to get there.
Don’t feel alone. We all are trying to get that “slim thick” look just in time for Summer vacation. Here’s how…
Studies by Phillippa Lally show that it takes roughly 66 days for a new behavior to turn into a habit. That’s just over two months. So, if you can commit and stick with the plan for those two months, chances are very likely that you can turn the routine into a strict habit.
Find Some Accountability
I find that it’s so much more easier to stick with a fitness plan, when I’m apart of some type of accountability systems. Try to get your friends to commit to going to the gym with you. If they won’t, then join a fitness support group.
These days you can literally find support anywhere. Browse Facebook for fitness groups that are relatable to you and your lifestyle. Get on Meetup.com to see what groups are close to your neighborhood and job.
Locate Some Good Inspiration
When I’m working on cutting and I need that little nudge of motivation, I start browsing my Instagram feed. Sometimes I’ll even delve into certain hashtags because I know the content is going to inspire me.
If you need inspiration, scroll through these trending Instagram fitness hashtags: #slimthick #fitnessfreaks #fitnessgoals #summertimefine. You can find all types of information related to fitness. I get ideas for workouts, meal plans, gym attire and more this way.
Ultimately, if you don’t have a plan then you are planning to fail. Consistency is truly key!
Find a Slim Thick Exercise Plan
You can’t talk about slim thick without mentioning exercise. This leads us right into our next tip. 80% of success is showing up. Find the right workout plan and show up for it!
Hire a Trainer
Hiring a professional is a great way to find your way about the gym. If you’re new to fitness, you can’t be expected to know all of the equipment and how to work. Try out a certified physical trainer.
A trainer can give you insight on how to efficiently reach your fitness goals. They will go over what machines you need to be using and how often. This is a great way for a newbie to jumpstart their weightloss.
Do a Home Workout
Let’s be realistic. Sometimes going to the gym every day is not an option. No worries, because there are lots of alternatives.
If you’re resourceful, you can easily find workouts to do in the comfort of your home or even at your place of work right at your desk. I keep two 15 pound dumb bells in my office for days that I know will be too hectic to get to the gym.
I make up exercises depending on which areas I’m working for the day. If I want to do something new, then I’ll typically just search for fitness videos on youtube.
Annabelle Hayes is one of my favorites when it comes to fitness vloggers. She creates instruction videos for both gym and home workouts.
Whether it’s at the gym or not, try to shoot for at least 45 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity. A little effort each day will have a considerable pay off in the long run.
Incorporate a Slim Thick Diet Plan
If you expect to see weight loss or lean gains for the slim thick look, then just know that you’ll need to make the appropriate changes to your eating habits. This means monitoring both what and how much you eat at each meal.
The My Fitness Pal is a great app to use if you are trying to stay at a specific caloric intake. The app will tell you how many calories you’ve consumed based of what you’ve eaten for the day. It will also help you determine how much you need to work out in order to burn that amount of calories.
Don’t forget that seasonings, dressings, sauces and beverages will add to your caloric intake as well. It all adds up!
Speaking of beverages… All of the frequent exercising can dehydrate you if you’re not taking in adequate amounts of water.
Try to keep a bottle of water within close reach. Yep, this gives you an excuse to purchase a cache of cute tumblers. This will deter you from drinking things that you shouldn’t, like soda.
This will help you meet your daily water intake goal. It is recommended that you consume eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Yes, it sounds overwhelming—but think about all of the wonderful ways your body will reward you for your efforts.
Rest Your Body
This new lifestyle will have you feeling amazing! If done right, you can begin to remodel your metabolism. A good balance is of the upmost importance.
It is vital that you give your body the necessary time that it needs for proper recovery. This means, making sure you are rotating the muscle groups that you choose to work out each day.
In addition, make sure you are getting enough sleep at night. Try to get at least 8 hours with each slumber. Without this rest period, your body can not effectively replenish its energy nor can it repair damaged tissues.
Resting is imperative if you want to have a successful fitness regimen. Not only does it allow for adequate muscle recovery but it also will help you prevent injuries.
Are you currently doing any of these recommendations already? Drop me a comment below to let me know. I’m curious to know what specific goals your are working on and if you have any trouble areas.
Until next time guys! Remember, fitness is the new 20s…