Maintaining your ideal weight is as difficult as losing weight. It requires dedication and discipline. But yes, everyone gets that, it is really hard to maintain your weight and stick to your fitness goals. Juggling like crazy between your work and family is a rather difficult task. Your life often would like to throw multiple curve-balls towards you, making your life even more difficult. And when you need to cut off something from your life, that unfortunately has to be your gym time. This does not necessarily mean that you should give up on your workout altogether. Jillian Michaels shares a few tips to quit this self-sabotage and to adhere to your fitness goals.
Jillian feels that taking care of your body is equally important as taking care of everybody else around you. If you don’t take care of yourself, you cannot give your best to your family and children. Read on to know easy tips you can follow, to squeeze in your fitness routine into your otherwise packed schedule.
Tips to Quit Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals
Here are a few easy, affordable, and efficient ways to incorporate your fitness regimen within your daily schedule:
- Incorporate More Physical Activity in Your Day: Taking stairs instead of the elevator can be beneficial for you in the long-run. Jillian advises that the non-exercise activity thermogenesis or N.E.A.T is a great way to burn calories. You can just stand while taking over phone or while waiting at your doctor’s clinic. Have a walking meeting at your office instead of that conventional sitting meeting. While Jillian reminds that it is not an elixir for staying healthy, but yes in long run this is going to help a lot.
- Create a Mini Gym for Yourself: You need not buy expensive gym equipment for your home or clear out a whole room for this purpose. All you need is a small 8 by 8 square room, a yoga mat, few dumbbells ranging from 3 pounds to 8 pounds and a resistance tube. Jillian advises that you can do push-ups, crunches, lunges, squats, downward-facing dogs, planks, jumping jacks and mountain climbers. All these exercises are enough to tone all your body parts, without actually hitting the gym.
- Download a Suitable App: Fitness apps are a great way to begin with. Apps are available with personalized requirements. There are personal training apps, cycling apps, running apps and calorie counting apps. You can choose and download the best suitable apps for yourself. You might also love the idea that a few apps also provide you different workouts for different days and also customized meal plans. Jillian encourages to do this right away.
- Subscribe a Fitness Channel: There are a number of fitness channels that provide you a plethora of exercises, meal plans and other health tips on just a single click. Subscribing a health channel can help you adhere to your fitness goals by having access to hundreds of trainers and exercises. This also does not require any hefty personal trainer fees. You can just follow these online and work out in the comfort of your own home.
Jillian believes that these simple, effective tips can help you in sticking to your fitness goals. You are much close to your ideal body weight and body than your thought you probably are.