In my last post, I shared the first two of our top 5 list for staying lean and looking hot this summer. So, today I wanted to pick up where we left off and give you the final 3!
3. Perform 3 HIIT sessions per week
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It is a fancy way of talking about intervals, but the key here is HIGH INTENSITY…My favorite types of workouts!
When performing HIIT type of training, you can perform regular cardio-type training or you can blend in some calisthenics or metabolic-type movements such as burpees, mountain climbers, crawling, etc. Typically, we use timed work and rest sets for this type of training.
To get super toned this summer, I suggest you add in 20 minutes of HIIT twice per week to your routine. You can do this by performing 20 x 30 secs on / 30 secs off sets of the following:
- Mountain Climbers
- Sprint in Place
If you complete 5 rounds of this doing, 30 seconds of all-out work, and then resting for 30 seconds, you will be able to drop some significant pounds—I guarantee it!
4. Control your portions!
No matter how you cut it, getting a more-toned body is about burning more calories than you consume! Eating the right types of foods means that you don’t have to feel hungry all the time, but you must control the amount of food you are eating!
Start by including 1 palm-size serving of protein, 2 handfuls of veggies, and one thumb-size of healthy fats, such as oils or nut butters, to each meal.
An example would be a palm-sized portion of baked chicken breast, 2 handfuls of steamed broccoli, and drizzle all of it with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
Eating this way 4 times a day will help keep your metabolism sizzling! Plus, you will feel surprisingly satisfied after your meals.
I promise you this meal plan is easier to follow than it seems!
5. Be CONSISTENT!
The number one thing ladies struggle with is consistency…as well as facing the fact that they won’t be perfect. In fact, to have the body of your dreams, you don’t have to be perfect!
However, more than anything else, you do need to be consistent to get great results. We follow the 90% rule for our workouts and nutrition. Eat right 90% of the time and hit 90% of your workouts, and you will get amazing results. If you miss more than 10%, you likely won’t be happy with your results.
This means if you are eating 4 meals a day, 7 days per week, you have 3 meals that you can choose to skip or eat off plan for each week. You can totally do this, right? 😉
And to make sure you are doing everything possible to get in the best shape of your life this summer, be sure to join our Summer Slim Down Program – you can start June 27th and get a week for free!
Go here for all the details: 30 Day Summer Slim Down Challenge
Committed to your success,