It’s almost summer, and you know what that means – beach body time. And while all bodies are beach bodies, summer tends to be when people are more self-conscious.
If your goal is to get in shape and stay in shape, working out and dieting aren’t the only things you should focus on.
Here are five key ways to stay on track with your fitness goals and stay in shape.
Be Realistic About Goals
When trying to lose weight, you should never expect to lose more than one pound a week. You’re not going to be able to fit into a smaller pants size after a few workouts.
Set your goals to be realistic. Perhaps make your goal to be able to run three miles without walking instead of a weight-based goal.
Stay In Shape With A Friend
Having a workout buddy can help motivate you, and they can hold you accountable.
If you’re going to the gym by yourself, skipping isn’t a big deal. But if you are meeting someone there, you both depend on the other, and you will be more likely to follow through.
Having someone to compete with will increase your fitness motivation, and you will have a better workout because of the competition.
Supplements & Vitamins
When encompassing a diet of any kind, to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need, vitamins are essential.
When aiming to lose weight or gain muscle, these are the top sports supplements for your fitness goal.
Protein shake meal replacements can help lower your caloric intake or achieve your macros for the day. Creatine can help boost your energy levels to help you get the best workout.
Stay Active Outside The Gym
Your workouts don’t always have to be inside. Head to the great outdoors and do active things every day!
Find a local hiking trail or take upcycling. Incorporating active things into your normal routine will have you burning more calories and building more muscle than by going to the gym alone.
Making the conscious decisions to park further from the store to increase your daily steps, or even choosing to walk rather than drive, can help in your fitness journey.
Hydration is a huge part of fitness, health, and weight loss.
Eight 8oz glasses of water, or 64oz total, is the minimum amount of water an adult should drink. Adding 12-24+ ounces more if you work out, live in a hot climate, or are doing physical activities.
Dehydration can lead to a multitude of health problems, including decreased kidney and heart function. Dehydration can make you extremely dizzy, weaken your muscles, and increase cramping when you are working out. For your
Balance Is Key
Staying in shape doesn’t have to mean hardcore dieting and never-ending gym workouts. With a good balance and these suggestions, you can stay on track while enjoying life.
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