It’s that time again…for the next month gyms will be packed as people try to shed that excess Christmas weight as well as sticking to their New Year’s resolution.
London based fitness model Jacob Bode gives us some great tips for sticking to that resolution the rest of the year.
@OJ_BODE Winter Workout Tips
#NewYearsResolution #BeatTheBulge #NewYearNewMe These are just a few of the hashtags you might see in this month of ‘empty pockets’ and ‘heavy stomachs’ a.k.a January and February. No need to despair, I have some key elements to jump-start you into this year with the right momentum. So lets get started:
- There are so many different workouts, diets and opinions on what’s best to get fit quickly and easily. It’s really just as simple my three C’s – Consistency, Cardio and Cuisine Consistency. Whatever you decide you’re going to do this year, set practical and achievable targets – ‘’Rome wasn’t built in a day’’ It’s not going to be easy in the beginning but after the first couple of weeks it only gets easier, so just stick at it.
- Don’t forget; even the small things you do every week can have a massive difference ‘’Aggregation of marginal gains’’. Replace that crème filled venti Starbucks’ with a smaller size and crème free. Make healthy choices a life style.
- Cardio, cardio is your King. Sir David John “Dave” Brailsford, CBE is a British cycling coach states that there’s nothing better than good, old cardio to get rid of that winter fat. Why not mix it up a bit? You can run, swim, cycle, row, or step. 10-20 minutes, 2-4 times a week will do phenomenal things to your waistline – Pro tip: if you haven’t started sweating a third of the way though, up the intensity.
- Cuisine – Well they say ‘’you are what you eat’’. My advice is you don’t have to change anything too crazy with what you consume already. (Unless you live at McDonalds, if so, get the hell out of there right now before you have a heart attack!) Instead of making an unrealistic diet plan, look at what you already eat normally and make it a little bit better every week. It could be cutting down on sugary drinks, unhealthy snacks, complex carbs, etc.
- My two massive diet tips: 1. Working on reducing those portion sizes 2. Remember protein shake is a meal replacement not workout fuel.
Now say it with me: #Consitency #Cardio #Cuisine
You can get some great fitness tips and inspo (or just oogle some killer abs) on his Instagram.