If you have been having some issues with working out, you may need to spice up your life. This will indeed help you keep up with your dietary activities. You can keep renewing your diet every year with several tips. Here are a few of those:
Make a playlist
You can start your morning exercises with the music specifically picked for such, Running with music is actually a very good way to get in a groove. In fact, you would exercise so much without feeling it when you listen to music.
When to weigh
So, you have been following your diet for a week. Awesome! It’s now time to track your progress. Its best to check your weight in the morning right before eating or drinking and before starting your daily activities. It’s also best to track your progress weekly or daily.
Police your portions
Try to be as disciplined as you start your dieting. Does steak take more than half your plate? Try cutting your beef into half. It’s best to have your place filled with a mixture of veggies and fresh fruit which will make it harder to do it on the more caloric dishes.
Combat cocktail hour
Make sure to order water between cocktails especially when you feel you’ll be taking more than one drink. This way, it fills your stomach up the more and you would not go about taking up sneaky liquid calories. However, your water does not have to be just plain. You can make it festive by ordering the sparkling variety with plenty of a lime, lemon, orange wedge in a highball or martini glass.
Eat this, run that
While so many people are different, it’s best to try out high-carbohydrate breakfast like a small bowl of oatmeal and fruits or pieces of toast with peanut butter or cream cheese. It is advisable that you eat around 200 to 250 (mainly carbohydrates) calories about 90mins before warming up for your running. Also, coffee is great for athletic performances so you do not have to worry about your caffeine fix on a running day.
Turn your cheat day around
Do you feel guilty about that very luscious ice-cream that you enjoyed on Sunday at your niece’s birthday party? Don’t bother beating yourself up for it. Usually it takes a lot of calories (3,500 approximately) to gain a pound of body fat. What really matters is what you do the next day. So, you should not stress over this. Just make sure that you don’t stay off track. After having all of this, ensure that you work out those extra calories. Starvation is never the answer, so don’t starve.
Run with this
On a sunny day, make sure you wear glasses. These help reduce glare which can decrease squinting and eventually releases the tension in your shoulders. Just before you hit the road as well, have with you your music Ipod, your cell phone, in the case where you don’t mind holding it. As earlier stated, music makes all the difference and you’re on your way to burning that fat.