Health > CGI Healthy Life | By CGI Holistic Wellness Center
For those who want to have a great beach body for the summer, it is never too early to start your diet. So, why wait? Start today! If you are not sure where and how to begin, here are some guidelines for you.
It’s almost the end of February, but it’s still really cold. Today, the temperature fell below five degrees with strong wind here in NJ. This arctic blast certainly makes many of us miss a nice, hot summer day at the beach. Well, that day is coming, but is your body ready to go to a beach? If it is, great! For those who want to have a great beach body for the summer, it is never too early to start your diet. So, why wait? Start today! If you are not sure where and how to begin, here are some guidelines for you.
1. Measure yourself
You must know how much you weigh against your height. All these numbers will help you set up your fitness goal and become tools to check how you progress to achieve it. Besides these numbers, you must also be aware of your health condition to plan a proper training that suit you the best.
2. Educate yourself
After measuring yourself, now you need to educate yourself especially for food. Search online and find what you should and should not eat in order to improve your health and lose weight. Find some healthy recipes made of what you can eat, list them up and put them on your refrigerator. Also cut out things you love, but aren’t good for you; do this little by little. If you are a heavy soda drinker, reduce your soda consumption and drink more water. It is a good starting point.
3. Set a realistic goal with rewards
Now that you gained some knowledge on how to be healthy and slim, you probably have some ideas about exercises to help you lose weight. Wait! Do not start with heavy and extreme ones. Set a realistic goal. Pick an exercise that you can do every day. Some of the simplest exercises have a long lasting effect and great result. Maybe start with 30 minutes of walking every day. Reward yourself when you achieve the goal but do not punish yourself if you fail. Just start again tomorrow.
4. Make it a part of your life
Once you start, try your best to follow your diet and exercise plan every day. You need to make it a part of your life to see some good results by the summer. If you see yourself failing to follow your realistic plan or being lazy, perhaps it is a good idea to join a local gym or take a group fitness class. Working out with others will motivate you to stay on track.