Not all of us have the luxury of time to workout everyday, and so we understand and even applaud you “weekend athletes” out there. We know how precious the time you spend exercising is and so we are here to share with you some workout hacks to make your routine more efficient and effective. Are you ready to take your exercise routine to the next level? Are you ready to sweat it out like you have never before? Well, if you are, continue to read!
Since you have already decided to start exercising, then you better commit to it 100%. After all, there is no point in starting something that you don’t plan on finishing. Make your weekend exercise a habit. Aristotle once said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” So if you want to be a healthy person, then commit to it and repeatedly do it. But we all know this is easier said than done. In times when you don’t feel like working out, keep your eye on the prize! Think of that beach trip or the clothes you have always wanted to wear. But here’s a tip in visualizing. According to a study done by UCLA, you are more likely to succeed when you include the process of what needs to be done in order to achieve a goal. So next time you cover your walls with the dream body you wish to achieve, be sure to include pictures of the workouts you have to actually do to gain that dream body.
But alas, it would be easier to commit if you actually enjoy what you’re committing to, so make all efforts to make your workout as fun as possible. One way to do so is to play with your outfits. Those neon tops with those printed leggings could help you be extra bright and perky about that workout. But nothing beats the fun in the feeling of having something that only you have. In Strideline, you could have customized socks made, designed with the athlete in mind. These awesome socks could surely give you the extra boost you need!
If you want to see results in your outward appearance, then begin with what you intake. We will divide this part into two, pre-workout and post-workout food.
Before your workout routine, make sure to eat slow-digesting carbs such as whole grains, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, fruit buckwheat or whole wheat bread.. This will allow you to have greater endurance and burn more fat while exercising. Don’t forget your green salad too! Two hours before your exercise, include a green salad with low-fat dressing to your meal. Preworkout is also the best time to get your daily dose of caffeine fix. Just like your slow-digesting carbs, it pushes your body to burn more fat, and gives it more endurance, but there’s more! It also lessens muscle pain experienced during workout, that means more reps for you!
After hitting the gym, you need food with the right nutrients to repair your muscles, stabilize blood sugar, and recharge your energy. But of course, you wouldn’t want to just bring back all the calories that you lost. So here are some food combination suggestions from health experts.
Choose your workout routine
While it’s fun working out in your awesome gym outfits and customized Strideline socks you have to make sure that your workout routine works for you and your goal. There are tons of workouts out there, but not all will work for you so be sure to do your research before enrolling in that class. Take advantage of those free trial classes.
There you go weekend athletes!