Want to know how TRUE Models stay in such great shape? Looking for ways to switch up your workouts and prevent boredom? These workout and fitness tips will help to get you fit, toned, and healthy.
Chart Your Progress
One way to stay motivated and create a balanced workout routine is to create a fitness report card. Simply, jot down the following categories: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility, and Attitude. Creating categories will ensure that you are varying your workout enough and will help to prevent boredom. If these categories don’t fit your workout style, you can customize and tailor them to your liking. You can further organize your workouts and goals by creating sub-categories, for example arms and shoulders for the muscle day. Once you’ve laid out your categories and sub-categories, set some goals for yourself. Your goals can be as general as, “get to the gym 3 days this week,” or as specific as, “increase arm workout reps by 5.” On your report card, note your workouts, progress, and how you felt about the workout. This process will help you to evaluate your progress. It is important to start by setting short-term goals and ones that are realistic. This will allow you to really appreciate your progress and it will enable you to reach your long-term goals.
Drink an 8oz glass of water 15 minutes BEFORE every meal
Did you know many people mistake being thirsty for being hungry? While drinking water is important for good health, it is extremely effective in keeping you fit if you consume it before any meals. Drinking glass of water 15 minutes before every meal will help to make sure you’re only eating when you’re actually hungry. Even if you really are hungry, consuming water before you meal will help to curb your appetite and prevent you from over-eating or eating too quickly. Getting in the habit of consuming 8oz of water before every meal will also help keep you hydrated, which is essential for good health and skin. If you get bored of drinking water, try infusing your water with fresh fruits, vegetable, or herbs for a delicious and satisfying spin. Seltzer water (flavored or regular) is another great option!
Cook With Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is very healthy. It is high in special fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than other fats. These fats have been shown to boost metabolism by 120 calories per day.
Opt for Healthy Snacks On the Go
Here are snacks TRUE models eat on the fly:
- Greek Yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese, or chia pudding. For some variety, you can add fresh fruits and/or nuts to any of these.
- Whole Grain Protein Bars
- -Chia Bars (Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free, and has a base of antioxidant-packed chia seeds)
- -Annie’s Gluten Free Granola Bars (Gluten Free)
- -KIND bars (Have enough fiber & protein to keep you satisfied for hours)
- Nuts or Fresh Fruit
Get Plenty of Sleep
Make sure you get enough sleep each night, to get the most out of the hard work you are putting into getting healthy and fit. Sleep is critical for muscle repair, proper digestion, and overall wellness.
Looking for an alternative to a traditional gym for getting in shape? Here are 3 body-sculpting workouts TRUE Models Love and Swear By.
TRUE models work hard to keep their bodies healthy and fit. If you’re sick of going to a traditional gym, then these options might be just what you are looking for! The best part of these picks is they are typically organized by classes, so you have a group of people to go through the workout with. Classes are a great way to hold yourself accountable, and a great place to find support and encouragement from other members.
Created by professional ballerina and celebrity fitness guru, Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful workouts mix the athleticism and grace of classical ballet with targeted exercises and stretches, which sculpts a dancer’s toned and lean physique. Mary Helen personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan. Sought after by A-list celebrities, supermodels, Victoria’s Secret Angels, and thousands of other women around the world, Ballet Beautiful is the chosen workout of today’s modern woman.
In Yoga, several movements are performed on an exercise mat and the weight of the body is used as a resistance for the exercise. This takes a great amount of focus and discipline. The flow in and out of each position should be fluid, so you learn to really listen to your body. The movements are not what you recognize as workout moves; rather, they are poses, and each one is used for different needs and purposes.
This is a system of exercises using a special apparatus, which is designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. Pilates develop much of what exercisers need — strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture.
Want to know how TRUE Models stay healthy on the go? Come back next week for TRUE Model Nutrition Pointers for a Balanced diet on a Busy Schedule.