People concentrate so much on losing weight and how long it takes, that they completely forget about inches. Inches are so much more important than weight. Losing inches means you’re losing fat, which means you’re getting smaller regardless of what the scales say! That’s why I do not like weighing myself one bit (although I kind of have to now, as I’m competing next year!). If you’re dedicated and consistent enough, you can shave inches off your body in just a few weeks. Here’s how:
Exercise 4-6 Times Per Week
You need to get into a consistent routine with your exercise. A minimum of 4 times per week is recommended, but you can do it up to 6 times if you feel comfortable. The important thing is that you’re able to stick to it! You shouldn’t be in the gym for much longer than an hour either. If you are, you’re either having too much rest or working out too much.
Keep the Intensity High
Keep the intensity as high as possible. This means keeping your rest periods from 30 seconds – 1 minute and not letting your heart rate drop. Don’t mess around on your phone or talk to other people for too long. Get your workout done!
Monitor Your Eating
You need to monitor your eating if you want to lose some inches. The goal isn’t to starve yourself, but to eat just enough to support your training. The things you should eat all depend on what your body responds to, so this could take some trial and error. Just know that you can’t really go wrong with whole foods!
Drink Lots of Water
3-4 litres of water per day will help you to flush out toxins and fat. Make sure you get used to drinking lots every day!
Start Monitoring Your Progress
Take pictures and measurements so you know what you’re losing week on week. If you don’t, you might feel like you’re not making changes when in fact you’re losing inches. You can weigh yourself too, but it isn’t the most important thing!
Visit a Salon or Clinic
Salons and clinics can sometimes offer treatments that can help with inch loss. This might be a simple massage, or something more complicated that helps to blast fat cells. Click here to see before and after Zeltiq coolsculpting treatment. You’ll be amazed at what they can do. Pair that with hard work and you’ll look amazing!
Don’t Give Up
Don’t give up. Although this post mentions doing it in just a few weeks, if you want your results to last you can’t go back to the way you were before. You need to keep it up! You’ll get fitter, stronger, and better each week until you have your dream body.
Ready to shave inches off your body? Get to work now or you might regret it later on. The more of a habit you make it, the more you’ll enjoy it. It won’t even feel like work anymore!