Want 2015 to be the year for a slimmer sexier waistline?Ã‚ Fitness Expert Personal Trainer Melinda Nelson shares with you the 5 goals you need to set now to feel great in 2015!
Goal #1 Start your New YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s resolutions early this year!Ã‚ Before you set foot into those holiday parties have an action plan in mind.Ã‚ Melinda has worked with thousands of women over the past 12 years to make a plan of action to reach that flatter stomach now!
Tip#1 Have a snack like a small handful of almonds and an apple before heading into those calorie indulging parties.Ã‚ Never show up hungry or almost hungry, that is when we really make bad food choices.Ã‚ Allow yourself a very small portion of something you really like, and then pop an altiod in your mouth to change your taste buds.
Goal #2Ã‚ 90 percent of your results for a flatter stomach now is from your food choices.Ã‚ Start slicing out excess calories.Ã‚ Ã¢â‚¬Å“Women are amazed with the right food combinations we serve at the Golden Door how satisfied they are after a small portion Ã¢â‚¬Å“states Melinda.Women leave here feeling empowered and educated on how to eat to a greater satisfaction with less total calories.
Tip #2Ã‚ Use smaller plates and bowls to cut those portions.Ã‚ You can still eat a plate or bowl full of healthy things while tricking yourself into eating less.Ã‚ Many times we mistake thirst for hunger.Ã‚ Drink a large glass of water and give yourself a few minutes before you decide if you are hungry or were just thirsty.Ã‚ Eating out? Try splitting a meal and save on the temptation to finish your plate plus it is easier on the wallet.Ã‚ Skip the bread basket all together and put your salad dressing on the side.Ã‚ Dip your fork into the dressing before each bite of your salad and you will cut tons of unwanted calories.
Goal #3 Cross Train your workouts: Switch up your exercise plan.Ã‚ Your body will respond in a positive way to change.Ã‚ Make 2015 your year of change!
Tip #3Ã‚ If you have been glued to that elliptical, try out a spin class!Ã‚ Stick to the same speed on that treadmill?Ã‚ Change it up by adding incline 5.0 to whip those buttocks into shape!
Goal #4 Think of food as fuel.Ã‚ Eat frequently to fuel just enough for 2-4 hours.Ã‚ This will keep your metabolism revved-up all day long.
Tip #4 Snack suggestions: Grab a piece of fruit with string cheese, or humus with veggies, or cottage cheese with fruit with a splash of cinnamon topped with 5-6 walnuts.Ã‚ Meal suggestions: breakfast meal may include a whole egg with an extra egg white and two pieces of turkey bacon and a whole wheat slice of toast, yummy and satisfying!!Ã‚ Lunch may be a salad topped with salmon or chicken.Ã‚ The key is to eat just enough and not too much so you will need more food in 2-4 hours.
Goal #5Ã‚ Strength Train!Ã‚ Women need strength work to keep those abs flat and toned!Ã‚ Strength work is key to fighting that unwanted bulge.
Tip #5 Start your strength work with a set of 10-15Ã‚ push-ups from your knees, if too hard try them on your bathroom countertop.Ã‚ You will tone up those arms while your abs will definitely be working as well.Ã‚ Want a good lower body exercise while working the abs, squats 10-15 reps with a 1-2 second pause at the bottom of the squat.