If you’re like me, you’re all about being as efficient as possible. Wasted time and energy is the enemy. When it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals, have you ever wondered what the easiest, most effective plan is? If so you’re in luck! The answer is below!
The plan consists of nutrition and exercise. We’ll hit on nutrition first and exercise second.
For your nutrition, cut out refined sugar and processed foods, and then eat more vegetables. It’s as simple as that. Nothing fancy, just better-quality ingredients that have lower caloric loads. This means you can eat more volume of food, feel fuller, but do so without over consuming on calories. When you go out to eat, you can easily choose things on the menu that fall into this category, so you won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself. Sounds like a win-win-win to me.
For your exercise, you need to do a combination of strength training and cardio. For your strength movements, stick to free weights and avoid the machines. You want to get as many muscles engaged as possible. Isolation is the enemy. Focus most of your time and energy on compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, and presses. The tone you are looking for will come from that. Adding in accessory work is beneficial but keep it to free weights. Barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and bodyweight are your friend. For the first 1-2 months, keep things higher rep and focus on quality of movement. After that. Initial period, you can begin gradually reducing the reps and increasing the weight. For your cardio, start with longer slower pieces. Something like 60 minutes of walking or jogging will do. Every 2 months reduce the time domain. Go from 60 min to 30 min, 30min to 15min, 15 min to 10min, etc, all the way down to 1 min. As you reduce the time, increase your speed and add in some extra intervals (when you get to 1 min, do 10-20 intervals). This will help you improve your cardiovascular endurance and burn fat in the process.
Stick with that plan and watch as the results continue coming. If keeping track of your own plan is too much and you would prefer for someone else to do that and just tell you what to do, let us know and we can help! That’s kind of our thing!