5 Days Till Christmas - Tip 1: Portion sizes!!!
Christmas time, is going to be one big cheat meal, and that is fine. Christmas is a time to spend time with your family and an opportunity to enjoy some beautiful food and drink. However, the food we shall be enjoying isnt neccesarily the most nutriously balanced. But dont panic you can limit the damage just by following this simple and quick tip.
create a cup with the palm of your hands, like you are about to receive a gift. Hands together and creating a cup like shape. That size you have just created with your hands should be the size of a single portion of food. Its not massive is it? No. This where people go wrong and they will over induldge, even when its not christmas, they will eat more than what they need. Stick to a sensible portion size to help you loose weight.
4 days till Christmas - Tip 2 Quick Cardio for Quick Fat Loss
Christmas time is stressful, it is people rushing here there and every where to try and bring this massive family occassion together. That can mean you are pushed for time to workout and keep on top of your fitness or weight loss goal. Dont panic here is a quick tip to ensure you dont slip behind or miss out on your fat burning potential.
Do a quick 5 minute warm up which can be just 5 minutes brisk walking/jogging/ skipping. Then complete 8-10 sets of 30 seconds sprinting (this can be done outside or on the spot, this doesn't even need to involve sprinting you can complete this taxing workout with just press ups if you wanted) with 10 seconds rest inbetween. This is a 10-15 minute workout that will have you gasping for air, your working 30 seconds flat out with little to no rest (10 seconds). This is guranteed to get the heart pumping and you burning fat all the way throughout the day.
3 days till Christmas - Tip 3 The Squat
Ok so if you have been following these tips then you are a ready on the way to maintaining or even possibly loosing some more weight. Why not assist this with a simple exercise called the SQUAT. This exercise engages the whole of lower body and core muscles to help you perform a controlled upwards and downwards motion. Squats are one of the if not the best for toning your legs and improving core strength in day to day activities.
Heres how to perform the squat correctly and safely...
STEP 1 - stand with your feet hip width and a half a part
STEP 2 - have your toes pointing out away from your body just slightly
STEP 3 - begin to squat down as if you were to sit on a chair. Make sure your abs are sucked in tight and your back kept straight and you are looking forwards.
STEP 4 - As you have reached a 90 degree bend in the knee, begin to stand back up. Make sure you stand back up by pushing through your heals and not the balls of your feet! Maintain that tight core, straight back and keep looking forwards.
Begin by performing 10 reps just to make sure your technique is spot then you can begin to add in some more intensity by completing 3 sets of 20 reps with 30 seconds rest in between set.
2 days till christmas - Tip 4 cheese grater abs!
Who loves cheese! I do. This post has nothing to do with cheese but has everything to do with your abs and making them really stand out. Remember, for anything to grow or get more toned we really need to push it to its very limit. So, for our abs we are going to tri set that i do and is really effective at getting those abs to pop out. Now, i mentioned we are going to do a tri set, thats three exercises one after the other with no rest in between. The exercises are as follows;
- Flutter Kicks
- Leg Raises
- Bicycle Crunches
Perform Three sets of 15 reps on each exercise, remember no rest inbetween them. Rest for 60 seconds once you have completed your fifteenth bicycle crunch. You have maintained the weight loss, your toning your legs, now lets get that mid section ripped and ready!
1 day till christmas - Tip 5 Spice up your christmas
Looking to make sure you really minimalise your weight gain over christmas? Throw in some spices for an extra measure of precaution. eatting hot foods will help speed up your metabolism and increase your fat burning potential.
ITS CHRISTMAS!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!