Looking toned and fabulous is what most of us desire, but how do we achieve that sculpted and toned body. Firstly, you need to understand the possible reasons why you may have put excess weight on and deal with any underlying issues, such as illness, relationship stresses, or even work stresses. Once you have figured out the root cause of your weight gain/problem then it is time to focus and make plans on where you want to be, and where you see yourself in the future.

Get The Body You Deserve

What is your ideal weight, and when would you like to hit this target? Work out what your target/goal weight is and how much you currently weigh. It is impossible to tone up excess weight and flab, so you need to be honest with yourself and see if you need to lose any weight.

Once you have established if you need to lose any weight you need to get started losing that weight. If you don’t need to lose any weight and just wish to just tone up, then that can make everything easier for you. Losing weight is easier said than done, but it is possible and achievable. Set small realistic goals to get you started such as losing 7lbs in one month, rather than large unachievable targets. Once you have started losing weight you will have the desire and motivation to carry on to reach your target weight.

Start Eating Right

To lose weight, you need to watch what you eat and eat smaller portions. Making sure you eat portions of fruit and vegetables within each portion or meal will ensure you get your daily recommended allowances. To lose weight and to keep it off you, it would be best to work out a daily meal plan, this meal plan will ensure you are getting the calories and nutrients you require on a daily basis. Meal plans can also save you time and money as you are not buying ingredients you do not require, and you are not throwing away excess food.

When losing weight, it is often better to eat small portions at regular intervals as opposed to larger portions at irregular intervals, that way your stomach will shrink and get used to the new smaller portions on offer. If you are struggling to stay dedicated to losing weight, then why not consider joining a gym which you can hire a personal trainer, a weight loss group, or try to lose weight with friends or work colleagues, that way you can spur each other on, and keep each other going on your low days.

Once you have lost weight it is now all about maintenance. Maintaining your weight for any period of time is always good and shows you are now in control of your diet. You will not end up being a yo-yo dieter if you maintain a healthy weight through a balanced diet.

Let’s Get Firm And Toned

Now that you have hit your target weight it is all about toning and firming what you have, nobody really wants to have lumpy bits and flabby bits do they? Building muscle strength is now the aim of the game. Crunches, squats, and lunges may work for you and they may work well, but if they don’t, then you don’t need to lose all hope as there are other things around that can be used. The people behind CoolTone explained that toning doesn’t have to be a chore or a bore, if you do regular 30-minute intervals you will soon start to notice a difference in your body shape and how you feel inside. The key to toning is to focus on one or a couple of areas at a time. Don’t expect to get toned everywhere overnight, this will leave you feeling down and quite negative. Small steps over a period of time will help you build strength and tone in your muscles.

Now you have that perfectly sculpted and toned body, it is the time to pat yourself on the back. The hard work you have put into eating well, eating less, and exercising has paid off. It is time to put on that new swimwear, dress, or a pair of jeans you have been dying to get into. Show off what you have achieved with hard work, exercise, and eating less, but don’t forget to keep your fabulous body you need to maintain it. So don’t give up the meal planner or exercise just yet.