“I don’t want to lose weight, I just want to tone up.”
Your friends have said it. The girl in the office who just started getting into pilates said it once. Heck, you’ve probably said it yourself, many times!
So, let’s do it!
We’re all about strength and feeling great and toning up is nothing if not just that!
Toning up means strengthening (actually, growing) your muscles. It not only improves your overall strength, so you feel great, but it also makes you look more athletic and defined. It’s any wonder toning up is one if our #fitnessgoals.
If you’re already on track with your fitness routine, then you’re probably already on your way.
Your simple, total body guide to toning up:
Exercises that work the muscles.
That girl in the office is on to something with her pilates routine. Exercises that focus on working your muscles is the quickest way to tone up. Use your body as your equipment.
A few really good ones include:
- Leg raises
- Planks with hip thrusts
An intense pilates routine might be a great way to start as it promotes strength. Incorporate weights, to really work those muscles!
Not sure where to start? Take a look at Blogilates.
Use a body firming gel.
Now that you’re working on your muscles, it’s time to work on your outer fat layers! Despite our muscle strengthening exercises, sometimes we need a little extra help to get those exercises working better for you. This is where a body and skin toning gel comes in handy!
Shiva by Slimtum is your body firming BFF. It’s a gel designed to tighten and tone the skin by being soluble and encouraging stubborn fat to dissolve and burn off. It gets straight under the skin with anti-cellulite and fat burning properties. With Shiva, you can tone your body from the outside-in.
How to apply Shiva:
Apply a healthy amount to any specific areas pre-workout and kill two birds with one stone!
Or apply it after exfoliation twice a day.
Stay hydrated & eat well!
Keep all your hard work in place! Stay hydrated to keep your skin healthy, reduce your sugar intake and eat plenty of protein and carbs. This is what will feed your muscles and restore energy! Healthy fats including avocado and coconut oil help to balance your hormones too, which are key here. This is also where Shiva can help offer a helping hand!
Need some healthy recipes to inspire you? Stay tuned…
A balanced lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle.
That’s what will make you look and feel great.
Now go and get that toned body you lean, mean, fit machine!