Looking and feeling good are inextricably linked and everyone deserves to flaunt what they’ve got! Being leaner is not a concept only reserved for celebrities with star trainers or those who hit the gym 24/7. There are many ways to help your muscles shine through and, at myDNA, we have the formula and methodology just for you!
- Eat Right
Many think that in order to build muscle and get toned all you have to do is work out and exercise. While they are essential, so is eating correctly. Pack your diet full of color, grains and nutrients. This is especially if you want to lose weight as you become a lean mean machine. Consider following meal plans to ensure that you receive all the vital vitamins and minerals you need to give you optimum energy sources.
- Work Out
Of course, this is a staple. Nonetheless, you don’t have to completely and totally wear yourself out. Nor do you have to bore yourself to death. Your workout routine can incorporate a variety of activities and it’s important to build in small changes that you can easily follow on a daily basis, for example:
- Take the stairs
- Walk everywhere
- Squat as you wait for the kettle to boil
- Stretch before bed
- Try something new- Zumba, Pilates, yoga, dancing, boxing, etc
- Mental Wellness
Feeling radiant starts within. Although diet and fitness will take care of the physical side of things, you need to reflect on why you want to tone up. Maybe you want to have more self confidence, feel healthier, be stronger, have more energy or rock a pair of jeans. Your reason is your motivation, and you have to be dedicated to working on this mission. Toning doesn’t actually take too long if you work for it. Nevertheless, maintaining a lean look requires long term habits and being open to changes.
Moreover, in order to put your best foot forward you should have a positive outlook and be kind to yourself. After all, you’re undertaking a big challenge and should be proud of your determination.