We have all heard the phrase that summer bodies are built in winter. Summer is the season that many of us desire to take long walks on the beach, take good Instagram snaps and enjoy a good boat ride with the sun setting in the distance, with our summer season fast approaching, this would be an ideal time to flex those muscles.
But the reality for many is that some people have just not been able to put in the work. The reason for this varies from person to person. It could be due to the overwhelming amount of work and deadlines that had to be attended to, studies, managing the household or simply just procrastinating all year long.
With December and the warmer months few days away, there is still hope that you can make a change, however there is no short way to success.
Several health and wellness websites such as Huffpost and Fortune Well revealed that it takes at least 10 – 12 weeks to start getting and feeling results.
According to these publications while it may take even longer to see physical improvement, being consistent in your exercise and diet can be beneficial to making you feel much better and more confident.
Pro Supps – a fitness publication – recommends these four tips to feel gradual improvement as you start your new fitness journey.
“Do not set an “end date” to be ready by. Even though in some occasions this can motivate people to reach their goals, in most cases it can cause you more stress than good.”
The publication highlights that this should be a fun experience where you are making a change in your daily routine for a healthier version of yourself.
It is important to avoid making any drastic changes to your life.
“Slowly start cleaning up your eating habits and making conscious, healthier choices. When you start to deprive your body of everything, you set yourself up to fall into a unhealthy relationship with food.”
Staying hydrated is key! Drinking lots of water responds well to clean eating and exercising. This helps your body flush out toxins and recover faster.
Enjoy every part of the experience.
“The more that you enjoy an activity that you are engaging in, the more likely you are to stick with it for a longer period of time. So find activities that keep you motivated! Burning calories doesn’t just happen in the gym, get creative!”