So what happens now that you've made it through the New Year Better You Challenge?
Well firstly go throw on a bikini & strut your stuff or purchase that bodycon dress you've been eyeing! Because you fking deserve it!
Go forth into the wild world, but remember that while you now have the tools & skills to adopt the Fitazfk lifestyle, you're only human - and the casual 'off' day is inevitable. Don't forget: health & fitness is the foundation of your life, it's not your entire life!
Muscle soreness, sickness, dining out with friends, & birthdays are going to get in the way of your hot bod goals, but in no way are they going to sabotage your hard work. Remember, consistency is key, & having a cheeky drink with friends is exactly what you need to refresh, refuel & keep at it!
Here are some helpful tips to guide you in staying on track:
Yep muscle soreness is a thing & it happens to everyone (especially when increasing the intensity of your exercise)! While completing this guide (and beyond), you'll definitely experience an increase in muscle soreness.
But fear not, there are foods you can add to your diet that will offset this mild pain! Eating the right carbohydrates & proteins will help with your soreness & aid in recovery. You can also find some supplements to ease the pain, like, omega-3 fats, magnesium, vitamin C & E. Oh, and don't forget to warm up, cool down & stretch!
EATING OUT & DRINKING
After all this hard work, we couldn't possibly sit back & let you miss out on all the weekend fun. You deserve to parade that bod of yours!
Don't avoid going out! If you've got the reins, choose a restaurant that has healthy meal options. Nibble on some pre-dinner snacks before you leave the house (think apple, carrot sticks & hummus), so that they will fill that empty spot in your tummy - and keep you from ordering the whole menu! By avoiding a fatty meal, you can leave room for dessert!
Stick with these tips & your gains will be going no where!