Girls who successfully maintain a lean body all year round find it quite easy to do so, and this is because of their healthy habits and the way they think. Let me explain further. :)
1.THEY WORK OUT ALMOST DAILY
If you’re just starting out, working out 3 times per week is fine. Anything is better than nothing. But people who maintain their fitness and shape all year round will exercise almost everyday.
I’m not saying it needs to be an hour everyday – sometimes it might only be 30 minutes. But it’s EVERY day. Exercising makes you feel amazing and you’re more likely to stick to routine and healthy eating if you exercise, so try to make it a priority.
2. THEY PLAN
Plan your workouts and meals in advance. You’re more likely to stick to it and can account for times when you know that you can’t stick to a normal routine.
If you know you’ve got things on during weeknights, exercise in the morning so you don’t miss out. Or if you’ve got a busy weekend of socialising, make sure you eat really well Monday – Friday.
I have a free 7 day meal plan that can help you create a routine and plan in advance.
My 7 day meal plan is processed sugar, dairy and gluten free :)
3. THEY CUT OUT SUGAR
Sugar really is the main thing that causes weight gain – the less you eat, the better! A lot of people don’t realize how much sugar is in certain foods, so read labels, educate yourself, and better yet, try not to buy things out of a packet.
Some of the most common high sugar foods (that lots of people think are healthy) are cereals, muesli bars, yoghurts and juices. There are lower sugar alternatives out there, so look for them.
If you cut down your processed sugar intake, you will most certainly see the positive effects, especially if you are an endomorph body type!
4. THEY CHOOSE THEIR FOOD WISELY
If you’re out for a meal with family or friends, it’s not really an excuse to eat whatever you want. I’m not saying you can never splurge, but try to pick the healthy options when you can – they’re always there! Remember to make healthy eating a priority.
5. THEY HAVE SOME GO TO MEALS
Meal prepping really is key. If you’ve got a list of some healthy recipes, it will make it so much easier!
Write a list of your top 5-10 favourite healthy meals, and keep it on the fridge. When you’re stuck for ideas, look back over the list. Eating similar foods will help keep you on track, and take the thinking out of it.
3 STEPS TO LEAN LEGS PROGRAM
If you need some help with meal and workout planing and your not sure where to start, I have a complete workout and nutrition plan that will help you slim down and get toned :)
Workout part of my program combines the right type of cardio and full body resistance training for each of the 3 body types :)
And the nutrition part is also designed for your body type!
This way you can be sure that you are eating healthy and training according to you specific body type.
You can find out more about my program below :)
Hope you found this blog post helpful and good luck!