Do you have a weight-loss goal and a specific time in which you’d like to reach it? In today’s article by Vineetha Reddy, she shares with us her tips to keeping her time-line when reaching her weight-loss goals.
We all wish we had more time. Without realizing it days and weeks can seem to fly by. More often than not, our personal weight loss goals are what gets put on the back burner.
It’s understandable that having a successful career and being a responsible family man or woman can be time-consuming. However, that’s not an excuse where your health is concerned. Making excuses to avoid working out will severely affect your health in the long run. So, in this article, we will look at how you can get a workout done in as little time as possible.
A lot of people assume that losing weight takes hours of working out. Because of this, most people don’t even start. What they aren’t aware of is, even a 15-minute workout can be an effective weight loss tool as long as it’s performed correctly and complemented by a balanced diet. Regular exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and lowers body fat.
Some tips to help you lose weight even with a tight schedule are:
Get Up Early
Setting your alarm half an hour earlier than usual is all it takes. If you wake up at 7 and get ready for work, try 6:30. On an empty stomach, even a 15-minute workout can have a significant impact on your health.
Plan Your Meals
The most common excuse people have for eating unhealthy food is that they don’t have time to eat healthly. Preparing meals in advance can solve this problem. On the weekend, you can prepare and pack meals that can be refrigerated. Only heat it and eat it over the next few days.
People can be impatient. With everything else becoming faster and easier, we expect the same from our fat loss schedules. However, for effective weight loss, the key is consistency. If you can stay consistent with your diet and exercise, you will see results.
Set Realistic Goals
Every time you start a new workout program; there’s a sense of optimism. You can get excited and overreach. This will cause you to burn out fast and lose motivation. Instead set realistic monthly targets that are modest and achievable.
Involve Your Family
Did you know that people who included their family in their weight loss goals were found to lose more weight? Your family is your support system. The next time you think about skipping a workout or cheating on your diet, your family will keep you on track.
HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training burns a lot of calories in a short amount of time. It focuses on performing an exercise of high intensity followed by periods of rest. For example, A 15-second sprint is followed by 30 seconds of rest. This method of training has also been found to burn the most calories.
While we can’t all devote an hour a day to try and get in shape, even the busiest person can surely spare 15 minutes a day to exercise. With these helpful tips, you don’t have any excuses left.
What are you waiting for? Get started today!
About the Author
Vineetha Reddy is a regular practitioner and adviser of everything related to health, fitness and yoga. I also have begun to write and contribute to this knowledge ecosystem. I strongly believe that the organic food you find in your pantry provides the best benefits for good health. Follow me for my best ideas and solutions: Twitter and Facebook.