Day 1 in Busting Belly Fat – Cardio, Sugar, and Stress
Hey, guys. Are you ready to start your belly fat challenge? Let’s get going with Day 1. Don’t worry, I’m here with you. And if you need anything at all – substitution exercises, encouragement, whatever, email me – That’s why I’m here!
Today we’re going to work on 3 major areas to help bust the belly fat:
Now, don’t freak out. These are big things, but we’re going to tackle them with challenges doable for anyone. I want you to succeed so I want to give you things you know you can accomplish.
Take these resources and start thinking about how you could fit them into your life each day. Just one new healthy habit can make a difference. Rome wasn’t built in a day and all that.
First is a 15-minute cardio routine anyone can do.
Next – we’re just working on your sugar habit in a way that won’t make you crazy. Now I gave you the recipes to choose from when you signed up, but you’ll find all the recipes listed below. Remember you only have to choose one – Feel free to sub your own recipe, as long as it’s low sugar.
Finally, we’re going to work on your stress.
Challenge #1: Cardio
Yes, I said it. If you want to target belly fat, you’re going to have to do some cardio. But – you need to do the right kind of cardio.
I’m talking about a workout that’s doable for anyone: Interval training.
This involves doing something hard for a period of time with a recovery period, repeating that for about 10-30 minutes. The great news is, you can modify the workout to fit exactly where you are in your exercise life.
Challenge #2: Reducing Sugar
You know that sugar contributes to belly fat, but how do we know how much we’re eating? I can barely keep up with portions, calories, and all that.
Now, tackling All the Sugars is not a great idea, that would just make us all crazy.
The key is to start small to find success.
I have a couple of things for you to do. First:
Download this app:
Now choose just a few things you eat every day and scan them to see how much sugar is added.
Then I want you to pick one that has too much sugar- Just one – And the next time you go to the grocery store, you’re going to find a substitute for that one food.
There. You’ve already gotten rid of some sugar, right?
If you don’t use apps, keep it simple. Check out this list of common foods that have added sugar – Do you eat one? Like, maybe, flavored yogurt? Or peanut butter? You can find an alternative that doesn’t suck.
Low Sugar Recipes
Challenge #3: De-Stress with this Simple Trick
Yes, it’s simple. But stop and think of how you’re breathing right now. Deliberately take slow, deep breaths. You should already feel a little calmer.
At least once today (more if you can) set an alarm (keep it a nice, soothing sound if you can) and find a quiet place, close your eyes and breathe for just one minute. Don’t worry if your mind wanders – just breathe and let it all happen.