help you burn even more calories even while you’re at rest, and help you look leaner and stronger for the summer months, and long after.
May: The Final Push
You’ve set the base for your nutrition and exercise routine. With summer only a month away, May is your month to take things up a notch. Grab an accountability buddy and mix up your workouts.
If you’ve been doing cardio on the treadmill or elliptical, move on to a more challenging machine like the rower or stair climber (or an actual set of stairs, of course).
If you can handle it, challenge yourself to do two workouts in one day at least one time a week.
For instance, you can take a jog in the morning, and a cardio kickboxing class in the evening. This higher level of activity will shock your system and promote even more fat loss and strength gains than before.
The same goes for your nutrition. Step up your healthy eating game by incorporating meat-free days into the week. Get as many vegetables as you can, and cut back a bit more on carbs and sweets.
Both are sources of energy that your body uses to get through the day and your workouts. If you reduce these sources of energy, your body will have to use your body fat for energy, resulting in fat loss, and a smaller number on the scale.
This is the best time to get started on your summer body goals. Start by making one small change today and see where it leads you!
Sharita Jennings is a fitness and travel enthusiast and creator of Get Fit Like That, LLC. She is a health policy attorney and ACE certified group fitness instructor and fitness nutrition specialist. She provides online fitness plans and leads group fitness classes in Washington DC. Check out her fitness tips and workouts at GetFitLikeThat.com.