Every year it’s the same old story, you tell yourself you’re going to get fit before Summer hits, but you never do. This year, make the change. Here are some ways you can actually get fit before Summer arrives, with helpful tips from six health and fitness professionals.
Lizzy Williamson | Two Minute Moves
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
“Over recent years there’s been a lot of talk in the fitness industry about high intensity interval training (HIIT). Your ears may have pricked up at the news that as little as one minute of intensive exercise could have the same health benefits as forty-five minutes of more typical continuous exercise. Sounds pretty perfect for the time-poor among us! Set the timer on your stove for two minutes and get ready to feel your heart pumping and improve your fitness, fast. Just in time for Summer.”
Lizzy’s Two Minute Move:
Hands on the kitchen bench and jog on the spot x 50
Keep your hands on the bench and jump your knees up towards your chest x 20
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Jonathan Cawte | Executive Athlete
Commit To Ways That Are Raw And Uncomfortable
“To lose 20kg you need support, not pity. Support brings you encouragement. Pity will only create endless offers of things you can’t have. To create massive change, you have to commit in ways that are raw and uncomfortable. There is a relationship between the quality of life that you lead and the level of risk that you are willing to take. The diet that works is the one that gets done.” Find out more about Executive Athlete by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
Kerrie Denton | Motivation 2 Conquer
Find The Right Mindset
“Here are some tips that can help get you on your way.
1) Set a goal. It must be realistic and achievable.
2) Find your purpose. This is the why behind your goal.
3) Visualize your outcome. You must be able to see your results clearly in your mind.
4) Positive self-talk. Design your own affirmation and repeat often.
5) Put it all together. See it – Say it – Feel it and then act on it.
Attitude, mindset and an unbreakable fighting spirit will carry you through.” Find out more about Motivation 2 Conquer by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
MyDeal Pro Tip:
Sleep is a great addition to any workout regime. Not kidding. Sleep is an essential for recovery after a big workout. Your body needs to restore the muscles that were pushed to their limits, and this is done in those eight hours of snooze time. Avoid waking up with back and neck pain in the morning by getting yourself a good quality mattress.
Dr Miki Humphrey | Dr Miki Humphrey Chiropractor
Spring Clean Your Body
“The start of spring can be a good time to do a ‘spring clean’ of your diet. This can include cutting back on things such as alcohol, takeaways and excess sugar. Try replacing these foods with lots of fresh veggies and fruit, green smoothies, healthy fats like avocado and coconut oil and healthy forms of protein. A ‘spring clean’ can be a great way to kick start some healthy habits leading into the Christmas period and get you on track for feeling fit and healthy for summer. “ Find out more about Dr Miki Humphrey by following her on Facebook.
Ethan Hyde | Ethan Hyde
Give Yourself Time
“Give yourself time. Time is our best friend and our worst enemy. When we run low on time, we rush and make mistakes and end up feeling awful without sustainable results. When we allow ourselves time, we can make mistakes yet fix them. We can learn what our body responds to and we are more likely to keep our results. This time next year, you will be thankful that you already have your summer body.” Find out more about Ethan Hyde by following him on Facebook and Instagram.
MyDeal Pro Tip:
If you can’t make it to the gym as often as you’d like, make time for exercise in other ways. You don’t have to go for a run every day, but if you take a walk around the block on your lunch break, ride your bike to work some mornings or even just take your dog for an extra long stroll at night time, you can keep your heart rate up. Keep your essential pet supplies, like your dog’s favourite toy and lead, by your front door so you can remind yourself to walk your furry pal as soon as you get home.
Brad Stocks | Strong And Lean Australia
Enjoy What You’re Doing
“If you’re looking for the secret to long term weight loss; if you’re looking for the magic program; if you’re looking for that special conversation that is going to finally inspire you to chase your goals and live the life you have always dreamed of, look no further.
The answer is simple:
If you enjoy what you’re doing, you will do it more often, with more enthusiasm and more consistency. Consistency is the secret. Stop doing things you hate. Life is full of amazing and inspiring ways to move. So go find something you enjoy doing.” Find out more about Strong and Lean Australia by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Summer isn’t too far away, so if you’re recovering from Winter comfort food and a lack of exercise, hopefully these tips are the kick in the butt that you need to get yourself out of bed and get your blood pumping!