Anonymous said: Hi. Im trying to lose weight and i was wondering if you had any tips?
- drink A LOT of water!! like 3 bottles a day, water really helps flush out your system
- diet is very important, 80% of your weight loss is dependant on your diet. things like vegetables, whole wheat, and fruit are very good & taste very nice too. smoothies with fruit and veggies are a great way to get your 5 a day (these is my favourite)
- WORK OUT!!! im still trying to lose weight and i make sure to workout at least 5 times a week & make sure you actually sweat and are doing something (do NOT under any circumstance workout until you feel dizzy or are in actual pain its not good for you)
- my favourite videos & workouts are: these total body circuits, 4 minute workout, the most intense thing you will ever do, the sexy leg workout and this sexy leg workout (almost the same thing, but slightly different)
- and blogilates: train like a beast look like a beauty, ultimate hot body workout, waist whittlers 100, 5 minute fat burner and the one i do basically every night, the food baby workout. i really recommend her videos because shes so enthusiastic & nice, plus a lot of her workouts are for beginners :)
- this is a good website to find your ideal weight and make sure youre not becoming unhealthy
- try and avoid snacks & fast food as much as you can, it is not a good thing to have it more than twice a fortnight. once in a while is ok if youre completely craving it
- watch your portion sizes!
- love your body every step of the way itll make weight loss feel so much quicker + youre prepared to love your body so much more when you reach your goal weight :))
Anonymous said: i absolutely hate running. It makes me dread working out. So when I do, I either go to a kickboxing class or I just go to the gym and go on the elliptical at high intensity and medium/high incline for 25 mins, then I do strength work for about another 40 mins. I end up working out 5 or 6 days a week. Is this enough to eventually create results? so far i am not seeing much progress...
It depends on the intensity you have. 45 minutes can be the hardest workout you have done or the easiest.
Your routine sounds like enough to see results but it will really depend on how much effort you put in. Just going the motions will get you no where.
A heart rate monitor is a great tool for showing if you’re intensity is where it needs to be. I use the POLAR ft7 (and the ft4 is great too)