simple tips for better body makeover results

by monica

hard moderate restorative exercise tip below

hard moderate restorative exercise tip below

hard moderate restorative exercise tip below broccolie slaw, brow rice, egg scramble w/avocado and sriracha

"It is always the simple that produces the marvelous" Amelia Barr...“You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains” Steve Jobs


"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" Confucius... "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler" Albert Einstein

One of the best body makeover tips I ever learned was to keep your eating and exercise super simple! The more simple something is the easier it is to stick to it so here's how simple it is to eat right and exercise right.

Workout schedule:
Monday: total body functional/corrective exercise + walk (moderate)
Tuesday: lower body + stretch (hard)
Wednesday: total body fatloss + core (harder like in video)
Thursday: lower body + stretch (moderate)
Friday: yoga and/or mobility (easy like in pics)
Saturday: lower body + walk (moderate)
Sunday: hike or walk or day off (hard or easy)



Notice how there's a mix of high intensity, moderate intensity and restorative workouts. This is called wave loading (I mentioned it on fb the other day) and it makes getting fit super easy because it allows your body to work hard but also to recover which is key to improving over time.

Meals:
1 smoothie or veggie egg scramble
2 wrap or smoothie
3 fruit/yogurt or nuts/cheese or nuts/veggies or lara bar
4 lean protein veggies starchy carb

Not only is this type of eating more flexible and doable than the 6 high protein no carb meals per day (which is what I used to do and what many of my clients and so many women still believe they need to do)...

it's also healthier because you focus on eating healthy foods instead of eating like some obsessive dieting bodybuilder which makes no sense for normal women.

And even if you plan all your workouts and meals at the start of the week and run across obstacles you will find that keeping it simple helps you to be more flexible so you don't end up skipping workouts or making unhealthy food choices that often.

When things are complicated and rigid you are more likely to practice all or nothing behavior which means if you can't do it perfect then you give up and skip workouts and eat unhealthy for days or weeks until you get tired of that then you start over and the cycle repeats itself over and over and you never get the body you want.

Simple beats complex every time. So just keep it as simple as you can and you will transform your body faster.

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