How to look toned (not skinny)
Want to lose weight but look toned not (gasp) skinny? A strategic dose of fitness and food will put you on the straight and narrow, writes PT Natalie Carter
WANT LIST: Lose weight but look toned, not skinny
Lacking motivation? Constant change is imperative if you want to push your body to its limits. Training is about coming out of your comfort zone and constantly striving to break records or try new activities. I recommend that people keep an exercise diary to help break through plateaus and push your training to the next level. Recording your workouts will give you objective feedback and makes planning to achieve your goals easier.
DO: Work on increasing your lifts/reps every one to two weeks (depending on how advanced you are). Even if it means you lift an extra kilo or push out an extra rep, you are constantly working on improving on your last session. Giving your program a tweak (with the help of a fitness professional) will ensure you meet your goals but push yourself to get into the best shape of your life. Try a crossfit or MMA class to imbue your life with fire and drive.