5 tips to improve your workout routine
Going to the gym or simply working out doesn’t have to be sad. You should be going there with joy,with one purpose, being healthy, and not necessarely to lose weight.
1. THE OUTFIT
Naturally,if you look good,you will feel good in your own skin. Avoid baggy clothes,they will make your workout harder,you’ll sweat too much and you won’t be able to see your own shapes,having the misconception that you are fatter than what you actually are. So go for a sportsbra and leggings,and really confortable shoes.
You need to stay hydrated. Try to drink as much as you can while working out,a little at a time,and if you don’t like that much the taste of water,try a detox water recipe. Plus,it’s always instagram-worthy.
3. THE LOCATION
I can’t even tell you how important the place is. You can do your workout anywhere,just look around you and find a quiet place with a lot of fresh air. If you live by the sea, you can workout on the beach,all you need is a rug and you’re good to go. The peaceful atmosphere will clean your mind and you’ll be able to relax and work a lot better. Or,let’s say you live by the mountain, you can go on a hike with friends. You’ll burn calories within seconds,and having fun in the same time! Parks are great too.
4. DO WHAT YOU LOVE (AND WHAT YOU NEED) – BUT DO IT CORRECTLY
It’s important for you to like what you’re doing. I suggest you download apps with exercises for the part of your body that you want to tone, and you’ll have a planned workout. Often,these apps also have tutorials on how to do the exercise correctly. This is very important,because when you don’t have a coach to guide you,it’s easy to go overboard. So keep it simple and intense
5. YOUR WORKOUT IS 40% , YOUR FOOD IS 60 %
The food might actually be even more important than that. You can workout all day long,but it will be useless if you eat junk food and sweets in huge quantities everyday. And I’M NOT SAYING GO ON A DIET, but be careful what you eat. There are apps that count the calories you’re supposed to eat,like myfitnesspal, but if you’re not into that,or maybe don’t have the time to add and weight your food,then I suggest you read books to find your ideal weight based on your height and age and then set up goals. Eat less carbs as a rule, I mean nobody is saying not to eat pasta, but it’s the quantity that matters. 100 g will be enough to satisfy your craving,but normal. Same for chocolate. 16 g have the same amount of calories as 36 g of bread. So it’s really your choice what you eat as long you don’t eat too much of anything. Your nutrition is supposed to be equilibrated and healthy,so eat what you like and add some salad and fruits too here and there for some extra greeen energy. The internet is full of delicious recepies with a low amount of calories,and they’re healthy too,so get cooking!