How to get fit? How to maintain a healthier lifestyle?
Being fit, lean and healthy is a dream for most of us. However, starting your healthy journey is not that hard and complicated job to do. The most challenging is always the first step you need to take. Actually it is to make the decision that you really want to change yourself and be more healthy. Then of course to make it permanent. However, changing your whole lifestyle at once might not the wisest thing to do. It will be so much easier for you and you will achieve better results if you take it step by step. Imply one healthy habit every new week. At the end you will see that it was totally worth it!
How to get fit in 6 weeks
Week 1. Improving your nutrition
Take notes on the food you eat and see how many calories you consume. Add also all the drinks. You might be surprised that what you thought was healthy eating, was actually consuming too much calories and overeating. Learn the calories you should really eat and stick to the new plan. Make a grocery list and go for healthy shopping. Try new products and find more healthy alternatives of your favorite food items. Eat more vegetables and cut all of the przetworzone foods. If you are busy, prepare some of them for the whole week. You can for example bake some vegetables and put them into containers, same as cooking rice or whole grain pasta. You will see that it can be so easy to keep yourself on the healthy eating track simple and yumm.
Week 2. Improving your sleeping routine
Sleeping is one of the most crucial activities in your life. Sleep has a significant impact on the regulation of the vital processes of the whole body and it also regulates your hunger hormones, ghrelin that stimulates appetite and leptin that decreases that. When you do not sleep, ghrelin is on its high level. Sleeping between 6-8 hours a day might be so important to not only feel rested and fresh but also to maintain the perfect weight and keeping yourself in a good mood the whole day.
Week 3. Improving your water intake
Drinking water will never go out of healthy style habit. Two liters a day is a minimum amount you should drink. Make yourself a plan and remind about drinking every hour now and then. Go and check also this 30 days challenge below. The results will shock you, what drinking a good amount of water can really do to your body.
Week 4. Improving your workout routine
Workout sessions now and then are always good but try even better and make yourself a schedule. Decide that on particular days you have an important meeting with yourself and nothing can reschedule that. It will not be only easier to track your improvements but also you will see the results faster. 3-5 solid workouts a week will make a huge difference in your body appearance. Just make it constant.
Week 5. Sticking to your program
How to get fit? Remember about your previous four weeks improvements and work on them all together. Eat good and healthy but not overeat, drink plenty of water, hit the gym and sleep solid 7-8 hours. Your body will be very thankful for all of that and you will feel so much better, both inside and outside.
Week 6. Making a permanent lifestyle change
It is the most important step! Just remind yourself now and then why you started and keep moving forward. Remember the time you started and compare it with the current feeling how you body has changed. Fingers crossed on your new healthy journey!
Written by Monika Mozgala
I’m Monika Mozgala, the founder, and editor of The Blonde Taste. My main purpose is to write practical articles that will be useful for people interested in fitness, lifestyle and beauty. I’ve spent couple years in the US where I also finished high school. The last 6 years I’ve spent working as an editor for many editorial offices in Poland, including SHAPE Poland Deputy-in-Chief position and head of it’s digital version. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up here or on my Instagram.