You don’t need to calorie count, diet or weigh your food or weigh yourself if you’re a woman over 40 who wants to get this, feel great in their clothes with tons of energy and positivity.
On this blog post, I’m going to share with you my five top tips to losing weight and feeling great in your clothes over the age of 40.
The biggest thing I want you to know is that you don’t need to go down the dieting route. You don’t need to do anything negative, like jumping up and down on the weighing scales, you don’t need to count your points, or use any source of tracker app to count or measure.
The key to feeling really good over the age of 40, is taking a look at the five pillars of your health and seeing where you can make small improvements every week, that will lead to big results for you.
So let’s take a look at those five pillars which are your sleep, your nutrition, your movement, your mental health and your water intake.
Let’s start with your movement.
I want to ask you a few questions.
How many workouts are you doing at the moment? How many walks are you getting at the moment? Are you lifting weights?
If the answer is yes to all of the above ,then you can do a big 10 out of 10 tick beside the movement part of your health.
If you’re not doing all of the above three, this may be the reason why you’re not seeing the results you wish to see.
Strength training is so important for you once you get over 40 and beyond.
Not only does it improve your bone density and increase your lean muscle mass, it also boosts your metabolism and helps you burn fat a rest, which in turn will get you feeling great in your clothes. Strength training/lifting weights is also really excellent for your mood and can really help give you that sense of achievement and fulfilment a few times per week.
If I was you, I would be doing strength training three times per week, along with a couple of walks and that would be your movement side of things taken care of.
If you don’t know where to start with the exercise, I’ve created a YouTube channel where I put up some of my workouts for free, for you, all you have to do is press play and get stuck in
Next up is the nutrition.
Again, a couple of questions for you. Do you eat breakfast lunch and dinner? Do you avoid refined sugar during the week? Are you over eating at mealtime? Are you over eating in general? Are you eating food after dinner? Are you drinking too much alcohol?. These are the questions you need to ask yourself. You don’t need to track your calories or use any form of tracker apps for you to know the answer to these questions.
The answer lies within you. Figure out where you could improve on the nutrition side of things, focus on one or two key actionable healthy habits to add to your week and focus on eliminating one habit that isn’t serving you and is causing you to gain weight. You have the answer to this yourself.
Now on to the water. It’s a really good idea for your mental health, and for your physical health to drink two litres of water every day.
On top of this looking at your sleep, or your rest as I prefer to say, so that doesn’t put any pressure on you getting to sleep, I recommend you take a look at your morning and your bedtime routine. Are you staying up very late? Are you struggling in the morning? These are two key areas I will take a look at. Don’t put pressure on the amount of hours sleep you are getting, look at it more of hours rest you were getting. 7-8 hours of rest at night time is ideal.
Last but definitely not least, feeling great in your clothes and getting fit all starts with a good mindset and taking care of your mental health. Sometimes it’s not that we need more advice on food, rather it is we need to give ourselves some space and time to do a little bit of journalling, or sitting in silence for a few minutes, or a little meditation in the day.
A diet plan or a tracker app won’t help you change your habits but journalling or simply sitting in silence for a few minutes every day will help change your habits.
Having a positive outlook on life, getting rid of negative people and influences in your life, loving yourself from the inside out, becoming grounded, centred and finding your inner peace will be so much more beneficial for you in the long run and help you feel great and fit great in your clothes, much more long-term than any diet plan will.
I hope you found this helpful, please share your thought s in the comments and before you go, have you figured out which Fitness Personality you are? You can do the quiz here!
To your success,