Being a glamour model isn’t easy, but getting the figure of one can be! Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to maintain your weight, keep a flat tummy and improve your appearance every single day.
Mix It Up
If you’re only exercising in one way, chances are good that not only you’re getting bored of your routine, but your body is as well. It’s no secret that your body becomes used to the exercises that you do and, if you keep doing the same things over and over, without continuing to push yourself, your body will stop burning fat and building muscles as it becomes static. That’s why it’s important to mix things up. Create a workout plan that blends both aerobics and weightlifting, while continuing to push yourself past your goals, until you become just as gorgeous as your favorite super models from some of Londons most exclusive modelling agencies.
Keep A Food And Exercise Diary
If you find yourself wondering why some weeks are better or worse than others, it’s probably a good idea to begin keeping a food and exercise diary. Any lined, spiral notebook will do. Keep track of every, single thing that you eat every, single day (even the cheat meals that you don’t want anyone to know about). Record every bit of exercise, from walking to work every day to playing tennis with the girls on the weekend. This can help clue you into why during some weeks you lose more, and why some weeks you don’t lose any weight at all.
Divide Your Meals Into Smaller Portions
If you start eating smaller meals and spreading them out through the day, you’ll find that you remain fuller longer, without any gnawing hunger pains to make you miserable. It’s a good idea to eat about one miniature meal every two hours. A miniature meal, of course, is meant to be substantially smaller than what most would consider a meal. Think maybe a piece of toast with mashed avocado, fruit and granola, a serving of brown rice or an all-natural smoothie.
Replace Your Favorites
For almost every favorite, sinful indulgence, you can easily find a healthier alternative. Maybe you love a cheesy pizza pie; replace the oily mozzarella and pepperoni with a thin crust, fat free pizza topped with semi-healthy toppings such as spinach, arugula and cherry tomatoes. Going out for dinner? Ask for a plain baked potato instead of fries.
Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
It’s important to always remember what you’re goal is. Put a picture of your favorite model where you can always see it – on your fridge, tacked on your bulletin board, on your phone. Better yet – buy an outfit that you can’t quite fit into. Hang it where you can always see it, so you can aspire to fit into the outfit of your dreams.
Throw It Out!
Don’t keep harmful and tempting junk food hanging around your house. The very moment you decide to change your figure for the better, clean house! Throw out everything that could be a potential pitfall, from cookies and cakes to sugary condiments such as ketchup. Once everything’s gone, don’t backslide and pick it up again at the store. Opt for healthier options that will keep you on the right track and looking your greatest.
One of the best ways to stay motivated and keep yourself on track is to simply find yourself a friend or accountability partner who has similar weight loss or figure goals. Make plans to meet up once a day or a few times a week to exercise, run, attend an aerobics or zumba class, go out for a healthy snack, compare diet notes or more. Having someone to hold you to your goals is one of the best ways to keep you on track. It’s easy, fun and can be a great motivational booster. Plus, if you’re a competitive girl, you’ll find that it’s just a bit fun to compete against your friend or friends to see who can lose the most weight or meet the highest goals the quickest.