So anyway, two key things that everyone bangs on about are diet and exercise and unfortunately there isnt really any way around it (no healthy way!). I am trying out a few things at the moment to regulate exercise and restrict the food.
- Don't bother cutting out a food group, eg carbs, its fine maybe for the last week before your holiday or something like that as it will rid you of a bloated looking belly but in the long term you will cave at some point and will be right back at the beginning again. Sure restrict them, but theres not really much need to cut them out completely.
- Install some kind of app on your phone or keep a food diary. I use my fitness pal to do this just to keep track of what I'm eating. I have now become and avid calorie counter, it just happened. You don't have to do this, just keep track of what you eat and substitute fast food and snacks for healthy alternatives. It doesn't have to be boring.
- Get Graze. Its like £3.75ish and you get healthier, lower calorie snacks than whats normally leerking in the kitchen cupboards. You can chose how often you get them or just order one off boxes. With this you still get things with chocolate in them or a flapjack but it helps with snack portion control .
- Vegetables are free! Eat as many as you like and treat yourself once a week.
- Most bloggers are youtube junkies, I certainly am so maybe take like 20 minutes away from the fashion and beauty ones and look at some workout videos. I admit I have watched numerous videos where the instructors are quite annoying and I switch over after about 30 seconds but there are some good ones.These are actually quite good as you can do them at home.
- Although I have a gym membership and access to classes and swimming within it, sometimes I just can't be bothereed to get ready and drive to the gym. My boyfirend who used to be a personal trainer bought the Insanity workout disc set. I love it, it is really difficult and after the 35-40 minute workouts my face looks like a tomato but you feel good for doing it. They are expensive ( i think it was £100 roughly) but there are loads of fitness dvds and videos which are alot cheaper.
- I don't always have an hour spare to workout so just for 5-10 minutes in the morning or before bed just do some toning exercises. Its not difficult to find some either online or buy a fitness magazine.