I’m always being asked: "What is your secret to working out?"
Well, I actually have about 20! However, I am happy to share the six most important ones with you (my favorite chicas!).
Here they are:
1. Don’t be lazy
Try to be active as much as you can! Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk instead of taking the cab (for you New Yorkers!), park far in the parking lot if you are going grocery shopping or to the mall. Just try to be active, which helps.
2. Work out in the morning
Working out in the morning will boost your metabolism.
3. Do more than 15 minutes of cardio
It honestly takes more than 15 minutes for your body to begin metabolizing fat. So, I normally do 45 minutes.
4. Stop using the scale
If you are trying to lose weight, find that pair of jeans that you want to eventually fit into…then try them on each week. This is the best indicator to knowing if you are losing weight or inches from working out.
5. Be aware of what you put into your body
I’m not a label reader, however, I don’t eat everything. I actually don’t eat sweets nor do I eat meat, except for fish. When I want to fuel my body prior to a workout, I do not drink sports drinks or coconut water do to the calorie intake. I usually drink youthH2O, which is fueled with super foods that are better for your body.
6. Don’t work out everyday
Bottom line, your muscles need to relax. Having some down time is actually okay, so take two days off.
Good luck, chicas!