Ever found yourself on a beach holiday, dreading the moment when you have to strip down to your itsy bitsy bikini? We’ve all been there, and the lesson to be learnt is not to wait until the moment is upon you—learn how you can start with small steps and achieve total body confidence.
Pushing yourself to exercise for long periods doesn’t actually have any added benefit, so limit your cardio workouts to 30-40 minutes.
Aerobic exercise alone is not enough for losing weight—strength training converts fatty tissue to muscle, which increases your metabolism and the rate at which you burn fat.
Once you are closer to your target weight, sign up for pilates. It’s the only workout that will actually flatten that stubborn little bump on your lower abs, correct your posture and lengthen your muscles for that long, toned look.
Lymphatic drainage massages refine, drain and release excess fluids to reduce water retention and tighten body contours with effects that are immediately visible.
Half the battle against weight loss is getting yourself in the right frame of mind, which plays a critical part in building confidence in your body.
The key is to start thinking like a thin person—visualise your future self with the body you want, picture it in detail and imagine what it would feel like to be that slim; set realistic expectations and don’t get disappointed when the weight loss is not immediate.