Your workouts can be better when you hit the gym with a buddy. This has recently been proven via research conducted by UK-based biscuit brand, go ahead! The brand has launched a Summer Body Project to motivate people to work out with their friends. The faces of these projects are British TV Personality Ferne McCann and the co-founder of You’re Fit Fitness, Bradley Simmonds. McCann opened up about what she thinks of the entire project, how to stay motivated for workouts, the pressure to look good on screen and how can one maintain a healthy lifestyle. Let’s have a look at all that plus some diet and exercise secrets shared by the diva in this article.
The Buddy Project
The former The Only Way Is Essex (2010-Present) actress confessed that she is among those people who go on a crazy fitness routine or try a fad diet regime during summers. Then she gets bored with the thing and gives up. The project would help people with this habit to stay motivated to stick to the new exercise or diet routine because you are doing it with a buddy. You are 74 percent more likely to stick to the new fitness plan if you do it with a pal. Apart from motivating people to workout or diet with a buddy, this project also shares some useful tips on keeping active and snacking healthily.
How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle?
The TV star believes that you can enjoy a healthy lifestyle if you keep your goals realistic. If you chase hard to reach goals, you will end up losing which may also harm your self-confidence. The feeling of failing to achieve your goals may have a negative impact on your mental health too. So, you need to choose those exercises and diet goals that are achievable, fun and realistic at the same time. Opting for healthy choices in life should not be a chore, it should be something that can become a part of your lifestyle.
Why Women Workout Better with a Friend?
Most people love to workout with a friend because they have a lot of fun and they don’t compromise their social life for hitting the gym. To make exercising more fun with a buddy, you can opt for any workout method that you both like, it can be running, walking, dance classes, etc. Ferne also shared that research has proven that women in Britain particularly love to exercise with a buddy because they often are not confident to go and do it alone. They are often worried about looking silly.
How to Motivate Yourself for Workouts?
If you are trying but failing to motivate yourself to workout, then the Essex-born wants you to start with baby steps, reports FemaleFirst. You don’t need to do tough weight training from the first day. You can begin by making simpler and better lifestyle choices like walking to your office if it’s close to your home, taking stairs instead of lift, etc. In case you make the excuses like not being able to walk due to the killer heels you love, you can carry a pair of comfy shoes with you.
It doesn’t matter if you are walking 2 miles or 20, what matters is your effort to change your lifestyle. If you need further motivation, do it with a buddy so that you stick to the positive lifestyle changes you have opted for.
This Morning (1998-Present) reporter has admitted that women feel a lot of pressure to look great, especially the ones who appear on TV. She personally felt the heat of it when she broke her ankle last year, could not exercise for a few weeks and gained some weight. People body shamed her and she felt bad about it. Now, the stunner just avoids what people think. She firmly believes that if you are healthy and active, you are doing it right. It’s far better than being skinny and unhealthy. She adds that women would almost always be criticized. They are criticized if they are too skinny and they are criticized if they are too big. Women should just ignore the pressure and concentrate on making healthier choices in life without taking it too far.
Workout and Diet
The former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2002-Present) participant also shared her own workout and diet ideas. She told Daily Star that she believes in being realistic about exercise and diets. Like every other woman, she loves to indulge in carbs, biscuits, and a Chinese takeaway but she resists. How? When she has a craving for chocolate, she just has a piece of it and if she wants a glass of wine, she contents herself with sipping it like a tonic. She also likes to cook because this way she knows what she is putting into her body.
Talking about exercise, she said that her workouts are always fun. There is no point in going to the gym without a motivation and if you are feeling that way, you need to make them fun. Choose the exercises that make you happy as it will make things easier on you. The food & fashion blogger does a lot of boxing to stay in shape. Her exercise routine varies with time. If she has time, she will hit the gym and if she is too busy, she’ll just do ten squats in the morning and won’t do anything else.
Learn to Relax
The English TV actress also believes in taking little relaxation breaks in life as they will help you stay mentally strong. She prefers to relax by curling up on the sofa and watching TV. She also loves going out with her mom or her friends and cooking in her free time.