You should know, I love to focus on self care. Did you know that self care is not just about when you're in the bath or or journaling on the couch, but literally whenever and wherever!
That means taking care of yourself during during working out. By making small changes to your exercise routine eg. (space or activity) you can make a huge difference in the way you feel during and after.
Here are some self-care principals, to make your workouts better, you will look forward to them more and get great results!
#1: LISTEN TO GOOD MUSIC
Such a small thing, but it can make a huge difference! When I want to get super pumped up, I’ll turn on more aggressive music. Music that makes you feel energised and motivated can make your workout a really positive routine for you! Click here for our 'Girls Rule The World' Playlist
#2: LIFT WEIGHTS…
When babes look for a workout routine for beginners or at home, they’ll usually start with bodyweight exercises. But if you want to get more results from your workouts, try adding in some weight. Even a little bit can help you sculpt and tone more quickly.
#3: … AND MAKE SURE THEY’RE FREE WEIGHTS
Sometimes I think that free weights are actually way better for you! Your muscles have to stabilise your movement. Which means a better workout with basically the same amount of effort!
#4: SWAP STRETCHING FOR A DYNAMIC WARMUP
If stretching bores the life out of you, you don’t need to force yourself to do it. Remember, practice self-care all the time, and that means skipping stuff you don't want to force yourself to do.
Instead of stretching, try a dynamic warmup eg. a brisk walk or jumping jacks. Doing something to get your blood pumping can help you head into your workout feeling energised!
#7: DRINK WATER
Your body NEEDS water to run. Sipping on H2O throughout the day is one of the best acts of self-care you can do. Make sure you’re well-hydrated heading into your workout and you’ll feel more energised during it, I promise!
#8: GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
Sleep is KEY. If you’re exhausted before you even lace up your sneakers, how are you supposed to smash your workouts?
Workouts and sleep go hand-in-hand. When you’re exercising regularly, you’ll sleep better. And when you sleep better, you’ll feel better and stronger during your workouts. Basically, you’re never going to have your best session if you’re sleep-deprived.