Over the last year alone Forza has worked with thousands of dieters to help them achieve their weight loss and fitness goals. We receive hundreds of emails from those that we have helped on their slimming journey and here we share with you one dieter’s tale.
It was an amazing feeling when friends that I hadn’t seen in months could hardly recognise me after all the weight I’d lost and joked that I was now ‘half the person I used to be’! I’m now only 5 pounds off my goal weight and finally have a healthy BMI. After years of trying to lose weight and being unsuccessful, I realised that the only way I was going to shift the weight was through good old-fashioned hard work. I completely changed my eating habits and banished the sweet treats I used to snack on and swapped them from fruit and veg. I also made sure that I was eating three healthy meals a day compared to my past diet of no breakfast and takeaways for lunch and dinner. Joining the gym was a huge part of my weight loss; I now regularly attend fitness classes as well as using the gym itself. I’m finally happy with the way I look and feel better than I have in years but I don’t want to become complacent so have set myself a new challenge. I want to get toned! So how am I going to do this?
Cardio Normally when people think toning they think lifting weights, but after doing my research I have found that cardio is also great for toning. I’ve been running a lot over the last few months to help me lose weight and this is something I plan to continue to help me tone up! It’s great for toning your lower body and I can do it at the gym or outside. Swimming is also a great toning exercise and is great in the hot weather. I’m hoping that upping my cardio routine will help me to get the toned body I want.
Weight Training When I first joined the gym I steered completely clear of the weight section. I didn’t know how to use them and was worried that I would embarrass myself. In the last month or so, I decided to conquer my fear and start using the weights. I told the personal trainer that I wanted to work particularly on toning my stomach and arms and he created a fitness routine for me follow. I started doing exercises such as the plank, bicep curls and crunches and I’m already noticing the difference!
Diet Plan One of the things I’ve learnt throughout my weight loss journey is that eating right is just as important as exercising. In order to tone up, I only made a few small changes to my diet but they’ve been really effective. I have increased the amount of protein that I have in my diet and eat more meat than I used to. I have also recently started taking Forza Lipowhey Protein immediately after exercise which helps to tone muscles.
I might not have a toned tum (yet!) but I’m on my way and with the right diet and fitness routine it’s achievable. Setting myself goals has been a great way to ensure that I stay motivated and carry on with my healthy lifestyle. They also ensure that I always have something to work towards and continue working hard! If I can do it, then anyone can.
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