After working out in quarantine for months, it’s safe to say most of us have a healthier lifestyle. Once you get there, however, you realize the finish line is just a mirage. Mond Gutierrez said it best, “I read a meme the other day that said ‘What do you mean after I get fit, I have to stay fit?’ It doesn’t end when you reach a goal.”
What happens next we’ve you lost weight, built strength, and gone through every other YouTube exercise video? How to level up? I believe it’s not with significant steps that will completely throw you off and might even lead you back to bad habits.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is about tiny, sustainable tweaks that give you that specific push you need. You’ve figured out what you want to focus on, so let’s zoom in on the seemingly small but significant things that will keep you staying fit.
I’ve been a Fitbit user for years now. I started out with the Fitbit Blaze. I then moved on to Inspire 2 and for 2020 I was using my Versa 2. This year, I was introduced to the Fitbit Luxe. This sleek elegant tracker is slim, so it’s perfect for petite girls like me. The jewelry design that works with gorjana straps and woven designs helps if you like to keep your Fitbit stylish.
More importantly, the Fitbit Luxe packs power as it maintains the counters and monitors we need: steps, calories, active minutes, heart rate, and sleep. Hooking it up to the app, you will get the detailed information regarding your activity along with suggestions on how to improve. With this, you can see your progress through the weeks and get a comparative analysis. This is helpful if you’re reporting to your online personal trainer, especially if you’re into getting into specific statistics per day.
Every Fitbit unit also comes with a six months free membership to Fitbit Premium, giving you access to exclusive workout content and tailored health programs.
Every other coach will tell you this: You cannot outrun a bad diet. Gym bros will take photos of how there is an immediate loss of definition the day after you give into extra dessert.
If you want the lines and cuts on your to come out a bit more, try getting real serious about diet. Since I like the discipline meal plans instill by the sheer ease they give, Eats Life Manila’s 14-day SLIM LIFE program is my recommendation. It offers balanced, calorie-counted meals without the need for you cook, so it’s perfect if you’re busy. My program is 1,200 calories per day, but please consult with Eats Life’s in-house nutritionist or your fitness expert to get the plan best for you.
I appreciate the program most because you never feel like you’re on a diet. Each breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner option is delicious. My favorites are Berry Lavender Greek Yogurt Smoothie, Dak Galbi, Signature Mangosteen Crispy Pork Sinigang, and Sugar-Free Butter Cookie. Eats Life Manila also makes meals with themes so their Japanese menu offered Signature Char Siu Pork Ramen and No-Bake Matcha Cheesecake.
The variety and flavor make you forget that the portions are measured out not to feel deprived. After 14 days, you may opt to continue the program, but the main goal is to be able to instill better eating habits and ideas on how to whip up healthy meals at home.
Juice drinks are part of my weakness. That’s why when Del Monte introduced three new variants to their Fit’ N Right drinks, I jumped on it. Each variant has a specific purpose and has got you covered all day.
In the morning, you can drink DETOX that contains Curcumin C3 Complex, drawn from turmeric, with many antioxidants. For lunch, I go for a bottle of CTRL in Orange Pomegranate or Pineapple Passionfruit. This has litesse that may help you feel full longer.
When I work out, I have BURN on hand. It has L-Carnitine that may help reduce body fat. It’s refreshing with three flavor options: Pineapple, Four Seasons, and Apple.
Hear me out, your phone is often your companion when you work out. I have it with me as I like to listen to music while a jog. In the morning, I use it for the quick stretch routine through my chosen app. Having a good sturdy phone case makes sure you protect your fitness buddy. Burga offers various designs for every personality and with their tough materials, it makes sure you can be with your phone as you reach another workout milestone.
The same thing for your water bottle, get you one that’s hardwearing. Burga’s water bottles have an easy-to-hold design along with an anti-slip feature. They are made with double-wall stainless steel material and are insulated so they can keep hot beverages for until 12 hours and cold drinks for 24 hours.