The Shape Of You

A week has passed since the Diwali holidays ended and we all must have swayed on Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran and ended up losing our shapes instead. Bummed out, feeling swollen and bloated post-Diwali holidays? Eaten all sorts of sweets and went overboard with alcohol and desserts? Well, there are many of us who have committed the gluttony and now wondering what to do and how to get back to our routines.

I personally love to devour a box full of Kaju Katli. Let us all admit that we let loose on our diets during festivals. No harm in doing that every once in a while.  A quick fact check– One box of Kaju katli mithai is approximately 1140 calories which amounts to half of our daily calorie intake! Check out My Fitness Pal for more details and information on the food we eat http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/14359184

Wondering how to get rid of all the fat and lose the laziness which has set in? It’s easy to think but equally difficult to execute our plan of action. So what do you do in such a situation? Even a regular gym goer like me also faces this question time and again. Having the liberty of speaking with some of the leading fitness experts from the industry and gaining knowledge from them and learning from my own experience, I suggest and recommend everyone to follow some of the few tips listed below.

Start from the scratch

So getting back to workouts after a long break can be a bit taxing on the mind and body. Remember that gradual progression is what you should aim for instead of going and directly loading on the poundage. Here are some of my suggestions and recommendations:-

  • I suggest and recommend to give emphasis on form correction and light weights to just get your bodies back on track after the layoff. Throw in a bit of cardio and some body weight workout such as push-ups and pull-ups along with some core training.
  • From the following week onwards you can gradually increase the poundage to where you left off before the holidays started. 
  • Drink lots of water to keep your hydration levels high. There is no alternative to drinking water as it helps to detox and rejuvenates us.

Lastly, I would advise keeping a track of what food you are eating. It is the only way to ensure that you balance out all the eating you have done during the Diwali break.

It takes 4 weeks..For you to see your body changing,

It takes 8 weeks for your friends and families

Keep Going!!

 

14 thoughts on “The Shape Of You”

  1. I have to thank my willpower, determination and my love of feeling healthy for keeping me on track YEAR ROUND 🙂 Plus, I adore salmon (it’s like dessert for me) so there’s that! LOL

  2. These are some great tips to help get you back in routine after a long holiday or break! I have heard of the my fitness pal app but have never tried it. Like that it tracks your foods for you. Pretty neat!

  3. I have been working hard to loose the last 20 pounds. I have been using the My Fitness Pal app and it really helps me keep track of my calories.

  4. Great tips, I come from Puerto Rico and during our holidays we eat a lot of greasy foods, yummy but not good to keep your diet. Then after the holidays are over, a lot of people are hitting the gyms trying to regain some of the shape they’ve lost by pigging out 🙂

  5. It is very true, I have been dieting and exercising for 4 weeks to lose the baby weight, I have noticed the difference but those close to me have not as much, some have but not most.

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