6 Body Transformation Tips for Women
It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out and want to lose a lot of weight, or if you are experienced with training and feel like you have a good level of health and fitness, Zenith Fit has experience in helping women from all walks of life, reach their health and fitness targets, and fulfil their potential.
From witnessing some of the most impressive results, both emotionally and physically, that my clients have achieved over the years, I use these traits and methods to help someone who is looking for a similar transformation. However, I still see many women struggle to get to grips with how to make the change.
That’s why I have come up with 6 tips to help you transform your body.
- Ensure your training is challenging
When I work with someone, one of the key aspects is that I teach them to understand how to, and make each workout challenging.
When you lift any kind of resistance weight, it’s important that you do so as hard as you can. This is such a huge variable within a workout and is responsible for muscle fibre recruitment that is required to change your body’s composition.
When someone hires an experienced personal trainer, they aren’t just taken through a workout, they are taught how to execute each movement and how to focus their maximum effort into the full workout. This is why it’s a very good option to hire an experienced Personal Trainer when starting out in training.
So, when you next train, make sure you put your maximum effort into everything that you do. Try and get a few more reps or sets from each movement or increase the weight ever so slightly. If you feel a bit stressed, don’t see the cardio machines as a way to vent. Head towards the resistance machines or free weights and give the session your all. Try this for a week and tell me how much better your body feels for it.
- Give yourself time
Being consistent is the main focus here. You have to go into a training program fully committed. You should also be patient. Willing to work for 3-6 months minimum towards your goal. So, ask yourself, when was the last time you really gave your training and nutrition 110% commitment? I can safely say that anyone who come onto a Zenith Fit program has stuck to the program guidelines like clockwork and have the transformations to prove it.
- Don’t just follow what your friend is doing
So, you decide it’s time to get into shape, and you start exercising with your friend. The same friend that has spent the past 12 months on the cross trainer for an hour a night or attended every class the gym has to offer. But ask yourself this, has she really changed? Does she look like you want to? Does she enjoy her exercise?
The fact is, the place where you will see the ladies with the best physiques, and most confidence, is in the weights area of the gym. But this is an unfamiliar area of the gym, right? You must trust me on this, you will halve the time it takes to get into the shape you wish to achieve, if you spend the first month of your journey learning how to use weights correctly, and how to be more confident in that area of the gym. If that means you have to leave your friend on the cross trainer, then that will have to be the case. So, my advice, find an experienced Personal Trainer who can guide you through this, and learn how to train correctly, and learn how to push yourself. Trust me, your physique will start to change in no time.
- Your surroundings matter
You will always be more successful in any walk of life if you spend time outside of your comfort zone. Not only will you learn a lot about yourself, but also by spending time with successful people will have a huge effect on you. This alone can help speed up your results. This is why I encourage people I train to train with people that they look up to or aspire to. This will help you to work harder and push yourself even more.
I’m not saying ditch your friends, but you should acknowledge that your lifestyle is part of the reason you’re not where you want to be. I always remind people of this, that to change your body you will need to change many things.
- Prioritise your training and food preparation
This is a very common aspect that I face as a Personal Trainer and Coach, and something that I make a priority with anyone who trains with me. Getting yourself into the shape that you desire will require prioritising your training and food. If it’s at the top of your list, you will get great results, if its lower down your list, not only will you have slower results, but you will always place other things ahead of your training and nutrition.
So how do we work around this? Well, you’ll need to start creating a habit of preparing your food, either on a daily or a weekly basis. You’ll have to prioritise a time of day or day of the week when you will be able to get this done. If you’re the kind of person that grabs food on the go, I can guarantee you’re missing out on a crucial component of your nutrition. If you really want results, you’ll start to prioritise your food. Telling me you have no healthy food in the house, is just another excuse towards not achieving your goals.
This is exactly the same with your training. If you don’t prioritise a time of the day to train, you’re not placing enough importance on getting great results. Now this won’t be easy, but this isn’t going to be easy. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. So, whether the time you can train is when your partner comes home from work and puts the kids to bed, that’s the time you can utilise to train. Or when you drop the kids off at school and have a few hours free, that’s a great time to get it done. If you don’t have kids, then choose the right time of day to train that suits you. This could be morning, mid-day or evening. Find what works best for you. But make it a priority. My advice would be to write a schedule at the weekend, ready for the week ahead. When you can train, how long for, and what time of day. This will help to give you structure to your week.
You need to also acknowledge to yourself, is this really a priority in your life right now? If it isn’t, then don’t stress yourself trying to make it one. Maybe this isn’t the right time for you to be thinking about getting in great shape.
- Don’t take friends diet advice
This kind of goes back to not following your friends lead when it comes to training. Nutrition can be confusing, and social media does everything it can to manipulate these mixed messages. So, let me put it to you this way. Would an athlete or someone with a physique you aspire to would do a juice cleanse, or detox diet?
So why would you follow a friend’s advice on a diet when it won’t be productive to your training. Too few calories and low-calorie diets will just leave you feeling tired, lethargic and unenthusiastic to train effectively. Slowing your progress to a grinding halt. You’ll need to fuel yourself correctly to get the best results, and this comes with a healthy balance of macronutrients and a calorie goal that will help you feel energised while still losing body fat. This can come with guidance from someone with experience, and this is one of the most important aspects of any consultation I have with people. Anyone who I have helped learn about the correct nutrition to train effectively and feel great, has said that its completely changed their perspective on food. And I intend to do the same for you.
If you want to stay as you are, then keep doing what you’re doing. But if you want to step up and make a positive change to your health and fitness, and get the physique you’ve always wanted, then take the above comments on board and start implementing them into your life.
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