If you’ve made a promise to yourself this year to get fit – congratulations! This is the first step to a better (and more importantly) healthier life. The thing is, it’s not just about introducing salads into your home, and running around the block once and again. Yes, you will probably lose a few pounds, but it won’t do much else. If you want one of those toned, sculpted bodies you see in fitness magazines, then you’re gonna have to put in the work.
You gotta change it up!
Cardio isn’t enough. Simple. All this will do is burn calories and fat, which is good, but just not enough. Girls, if you want one of those perfect peach butts – and guys, if you want those thighs of steel, then you’re going to have to introduce weight training. Also, don’t go to the gym every day and work the same thing – you gotta change it up! The reason being, if you only ever do one area, with the same exercises, your body will get used it. Yeah, the first week your body will be exhausted, but then it’ll soon adapt, and you won’t be pushed anymore. You’ll get comfortable, and your body will stop working as hard because it just becomes a habit. So when you’re planning your weekly workout routine, make sure it goes a little like this: Leg day and butt day. Chest and abs day. Shoulder and back day. Cardio day. Then a day off, also known as cheat day, (which is a requirement!)