So summer time is finally here, unfortunately you just looked in the mirror and you're not happy with the way you look. Well, don't waist anymore time! You still have time to lose some pounds before the summer is over. There are many workouts for you to choose from that will help you lose that extra weight. First things first, you need to change your eating habit, you can lose five pounds easy by just changing the way you eat. After you start eating healthy, it will greatly benefit you if you create a workout plan.
So what type of workout plan should you start? You should definitely involve three main things. Resistance training, Cardio, and Interval training.
If you do not have any dumbbells or weights, then you are still okay! You can do body resistance training instead. Body resistance training is excellent for your body, and the main benefit of body resistance training is that you will not bulk up. You will not have to worry about looking like The Hulk. Body resistance training includes any sort of push ups, pull ups, chin ups, lounges, squats, calf raises, burpees, and anything else you can find to do that does not involve weights. If you have some weights, then you can do full body workouts with your weights, just make sure you do less weight and more repetitions so you do not bulk up.
I know you hate it, but you need it! Cardiovascular workouts are very essential to your weight loss success. Cardio will improve your lungs and help you burn calories. When doing cardio you can walk, run, hike, or bicycle. These cardio workouts are usually long distance, so make sure you pace yourself. If you have a treadmill handy then use it, because it will be easier on your knees, if you have an elliptical around that is even easier on your knees.
Interval training, is something most people do not do, but they highly need too. If you are not sure what interval training is, then let me explain. Interval training is short burst of energy and rest periods. So lets say you are going on a jog, you then decide to sprint for 30 seconds and then return to a jog, and do that over and over again around 12 times or until you are to your destination, that is interval training. This is what athletes do, and it is a big reason why they are in great shape. Interval training will help you not only burn calories during your workout, but also after you are finished. You body continues to benefit from interval training after you are done...how cool is that!
If you do not have time, or you need some guidance with your workout routines, then you can always get an in-home workout routine. There are plenty to choose from that will help you lose weight. If you are interested in interval training, then you can do Turbo Fire Workout, or Insanity Workout. If you are looking for some more resistance training then check out P90x, ChaLean Extreme, and Slim in 6. All of these workouts have a pretty good balance of everything, so you really cannot go wrong.