My 6 Tips to Getting Fit This Spring

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First things to say, I am no fitness expert, these are just some tips and tricks that I have to keep me going in my fitness plan. But after spending all weekend stuffing our faces with chocolate, I thought it would be a post people would want to read, as I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s had way too much to eat!

Plan

I feel like planning is one of the key parts of a fitness PLAN, but it’s one of the most important parts. I feel like the first step is to find a time when you can/want/have time to work out and stick to it. Getting a routine in in this respect will help – whether it’s before/after work, during lunch, or in the evening, whatever works for you. I personally go either before my 11am lecture, or just after my 9am lecture – depending on the day. And then once you’ve found a time, chose a place – gym, home, outside? Whatever works for you. Finally, you have that what, chose what you want to do during every workout, you can keep it vague or specific, depending what works for you. This is how I organise mine;

Monday – Cardio
Tuesday – Tummy
Wednesday – Walk
Thursday – Arms
Friday – Legs
Saturday – Cardio
Sunday – Stretching

Apps

Make the use of them, apps are amazing. I have two apps that I think are amazing! MyFitnessPal is an app that allows you to calorie count, as well as allowing you to check nutrition levels, keep track of exercise, your weight, your goals. This app is amazing! And if you’re interested in that stuff, you will love this app.

The second one is called Workouts, and I love to use this for those days when I can’t get to the gym. You can chose from Abbs, Arms, But, Cardio, Legs or full, then you chose the length of your workout, after that it shows you exercises to do and how long to do them for. I love this!

Music

Music is my life – literally (I have two part time jobs, a degree and extra curricular activities based around the thing) – but, I find for exercise music is essential. Create a playlist of the length of your workout, and you can either leave it on the same organisation (so you know the last song every time, and know when you’re workout is coming the end) or on shuffle, if you love to mix it up. Here are a few of my favourite workout songs;

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Britney Spears – Toxic

Taylor Swift – Shake it Off

Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Mika – Grace Kelly

The Veronicas – Untouched

Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor

Katy Perry – Roar

Beyonce – Run the World (Girls)

Food/Drink

This one probably doesn’t seem relevant to a workout, but it is. Apart from the obvious health benefits, the better skin you will have and the fact you will feel more awake, drinking water also helps you lose weight. I shall leave you a link to a cool article about how water helps you burn calories here. But staying hydrated during your workout and afterwards, ever so slightly raises your metabolism allowing you to burn a few more callers – only a few, but it adds up.

Dress the Part

It’ll make you feel better. I promise, having some great workout gear that makes you feel good will make you want to workout. But don’t forget to make it comfortable, you are working out, and this is the most important part.

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