Do you have to attend a wedding next week and you are worried because you are out of shape? Do you have a party next week with your besties and you want to look your best in the pictures? Have your partner gifted you a hot pant and want you to wear it on his birthday next week while you are stressed out because of your love handles? Want to know how you can shed those extra kilos before your event? Read on.
All you need is perseverance and maintaining a daily regime for these 7 days to get fitter and look better.
Get Up 30 Minutes Early and Go For a Brisk Walk
Yes, everybody knows you don’t have time. But to gain something, you got to lose something. I would suggest, go to sleep 30 minutes early so that you don’t have to lose your sleep. Go for a brisk walk if you are too lazy to attempt exercises. Make sure that you walk very fast for every two minutes while getting back to normal speed in the next three minutes. Continue your walk as long as you want. Thirty minutes is best, but you may also do it for fifteen minutes. If you don’t want to walk every day, then you may also try cycling and swimming to counter boredom. The idea is to have a full body workout in minimum time.
Do 10-Minute Cardio and Stretching Exercises
Devote only 10 minutes to do your favourite cardio exercise and make sure to do 5 minutes of stretching both before and after your cardio. Here is a suggestion – Do 3 sets of 20 crunches, 3 sets of 15 squats and 30 seconds of plank will give you fantastic results beyond your expectations within 7 days. If you are a yoga person, then you can do yoga as well. It is quite effective and will add an extra glow to your face.
You Can’t Spare Even 30 Minutes. What to Do?
No worries. Still you can achieve your goal and I will tell you how. You can have a full body workout in just 7 minutes. Here’s how – devote 30 seconds each to jumping jack, squats, basic crunches, tricep dips, plank, high knee jump and at last, lunges. Take 10 seconds break after every 30 seconds. Try to do 3 sets of each for best results. You may also follow some 10 minutes workout video in Youtube. However, since this kind of full body workout require a certain level of fitness, if you are completely out of touch from exercising for a long time, then do judge your own capacity before attempting those workouts. If you are doubtful, start with brisk walking and short cardio and stretching exercises as I have mentioned above.
Some More Tips
Besides exercising, also pay attention to your daily diet for this duration. Cut out all forms of carbs from your diet for these 7 days. Rise intake of fresh fruits, green vegetables and protein. Include fruits like apple, melons, lemons, guava, and cucumber. Add yoghurt, egg whites in your diet. Start your morning with green tea. Drink at least 4 litres of water every day to flush out toxins. And even while doing cardio inside your home, don’t forget to wear your sports shoes.
Follow this regime for seven days and you can feel the difference. Start working out now and share with me your experiences after your event day! Happy shedding!
Madhurima is a digital marketing specialist, editor and content marketer. She is also a published writer on the web. When she is not working, she is either travelling or writing her travel stories to share to the world. She believes in inspiring people to travel and shares her travel diary on her travel blog, mangoladydiaries.com.