Normally, you need 6-8 weeks to see the outcome of your trainings and your progression within your goal (obviously, we all different so 6-8 can vary). Mine is around this time.
What about instant result? Do you know how many calories you have just burned? Was it that level of intensity you were looking for?
Easy rules but worth to remind:
* You want to loose weight, you gotta burn more than you eat * You want to maintain your current weight, just exercise approx. same as you burn and don’t eat crap * You want to build muscle weight, push on strength trainings rather than running or cardio
It is easy to get confused how much you have eaten just now (i.e. “hidden calories”). Therefore, it is important to have some indication of the workout intensity. Heart radars – yes!
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The highlight of their collection is the slim-technology leggings, which I can wear in my every-day training plan to lose weight and tone my body shapes (two in one!). The product features caffeine and rose hip oil micro-capsules, and these components help accelerate calories and fat burn. Moreover, during/after exercise, the leggings can also compress your legs and stimulate thermal activities which will maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine. What is my favourite part about it is the fact that the small potato chips graphics at the bottom of the leggings changes colour from yellow to white when you sweat (an indication that some calories have been burnt, which is why the leggings are great for the gym).
You don’t want to get bored while training – you want to feel energised, excited and happy after a good session. Then you gotta be more creative and try out something different for your workout routine.
For instance, I like boxing 🥊 so I LIKE TO COMMIT to this type of exercise. However, even enjoying my boxing sessions, I still find it important to differentiate my fitness journey.
💥 Why not to come out and run along the beach or beautiful landscape area?
💥 Why not to try complete new fitness class that you never tried before?
💥 Why not to include the muscle group that you normally haven’t trained yet?
It is important to differentiate your exercise plan. You get used to same trainings, your body does; and it is just boring to do same stuff again and again.
I have recently tried pilates. It’s been known for its benefits in increasing flexibility, shaping your body and improving overall body posture.
I like to choose exercises that are calories consuming. Of course, pilates as any exercise will burn some of your calories – some yoga and pilates studios like to use this fact to promote weight loss programs to sign up more people and get extra $$$ Smart advertising technique; I can only hope that people can be little bit smarter than that and at least make some research before believing in ads. Pilates mostly aims to target the back, abdominal and hip muscles – this type of exercise required to use the body’s own weight and resistance. It is great for toning your core muscles and make your tummy flat. When I discovered it, guess, what type of exercise I do the most before bikini shooting? 🤔 👙 💛
It does help you to shape your body BUT it won’t be effective if you are dreaming to become skinnier. Well, you might not loose kilograms but you will definitely loose some numbers around your waist and upper hips. Do the kilograms matter much in this instance?