With the uprising trend of Fit Not Thin endorsed by our beloved celebs and some top name supermodels such as Candice Swanepoel, it’s no wonder many of us are trying to get our abs in shape. Instagram is afloat with perfectly sculpted abdominals, not to mention the lean limbs and lifted butts set to inspire us to lead a healthy lifestyle and work out regularly.
In this blog post, I will be discussing my top tips for getting your desired Fit Figure, particularly tight abdominals.
Teatox –As you saw in my first blog post, I’m a big believer in tea! Particularly the detox varieties. It’s important to me to cleanse and detoxify my digestive system, and I feel that it’s a great addition to a healthy diet and workout regime. My personal favourite detox tea is the Nudey Tea detox pack (available in 14 or 28 day courses) – you can read more about this in my previous blog post, but basically it’s the yummiest tea ever! I’m on my second 28 day course right now and I feel amazing. I’ve heard horror stories of other teatox’s….. I won’t go into details but a few friends have been unable to leave the house for a few days! Nudey Tea however has a great ingredient base that aids weight loss, fights bloating and speeds up your metabolism. I can now offer you 5% off your orders with the code HELEN and you can make your orders here!
Eat!This may sound surprising…. But so many people (particularly females) are scared of eating often/big portions as they think this will make them ‘fat’. Not the case! You should be eating 3 meals and 2 snacks per day to give your body the nourishment it needs. This being said, it’s all about WHAT you eat. Cut down on the sugar and alcohol, aim to eat whole grain carbohydrates where possible, get plenty of lean proteins and a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. If you’re starving your body, it will simply go into starvation mode and store fat. Instead, nourish it and focus on health not just aesthetics. There’s plenty of meal inspiration on google, Instagram and pinterest. Everybody thinks differently about diet rules, I once was even told not to eat fruit? However I think a bit of everything is good and there’s no one set diet to fit all. (plus I love fruit).
Cardio –sounds obvious. But some naturally slim girls like myself may think that cardio isn’t necessary, however it’s important to drop excess fat and replace it with muscle in order to get a lean body rather than just ‘thin’. I’m naturally a slim UK size 6, but I still do two 30 minute cardio sessions a week to ensure I stay lean and replace my lost calories with protein shakes. If you’re looking to loose weight to get your Fit Body, obviously cardio is important. Try interval training on the treadmill (running and walking alternatively) to burn fat away. I was once told that only at 30 minutes have you burnt fat. I can’t confirm this but I always feel that 30 minutes is a good amount.
A Good Ab Workout Routine –I was shown this amazing YouTube video with a ton of ab exercises you can do from home. At first, I couldn’t even do the whole video! Now, I can do it multiple times with extra reps. Your abs are one of the only muscle types that can be trained daily without the need for rest. The link to the video can be found here.
I hope these little tips are useful for you and do drop me a comment if you have any questions or can add any extra tips!