Today is deadlift day at the gym! WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Seems like we're all waking up from a bad dream. We stayed home for 8 weeks and a few weeks ago we entered Phase 1 reopening.
Yesterday, Gov Bullock announced that on June 1 we will enter Phase 2.
Now that we're awake we are ready for summer. Bozeman beach, the bikini hatch on the Madison, and all other fun summer activities are calling our name and some of us might not feel confident in our summer clothes.
Give yourself some grace. None of us were getting beach body ready when we were stuck at home.
Know that this summer you're going to be healthy, and that's way more important than looking good naked.
You can re-establish good nutrition habits, now, that will help feel more confident in your daisy dukes and muscle shirts.
First, know that you can't out-exercise your diet. I have written about this before.
Second, know that you're not going to sustainably get beach body ready in just a few weeks.
Many of us have successfully worked with Coach Audy on a "cut" or weight loss program, and those programs take at least 10-12 weeks and are a gradual loss of about 1 pound per week.
I worked with Audy at the beginning of the year and lost 10 pounds over 10 weeks. She has kept me on "maintenance" for 12 weeks before we started talking about a second cut. I needed to re-establish and maintain healthy habits, e.g. sleep, hydration, stress management, before we considered calorie restriction.
So, how can you get ready for the summer? Start by making your lifestyle bullet proof through healthy habits:
Get enough sleep (7-9 hours for most of us)
Drink enough water (1/3-1/2 your body weight in ounces)
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables (800g in weight)
Prioritize protein (aim for 1g per pound of lean body mass)
Manage stress (journal, go for walks in nature, meditate and pray)
Reduce alcohol consumption
Once you have dialed in these choices, then it's time to consider a "diet."
Until then, have confidence that the hard work you do at the gym and with the at-home workouts are making you physically and mentally healthier. In this current situation I'll take healthy over sexy any day of the week.
If you're hell bent on looking hot for the summer, contact Coach Audy.
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