Hi. I’m Tyra, a middle aged lady who wishes to improve her fitness this summer. My height is 5’4” and I weigh 67Kg. I need to lose at least 12 Kg to get back in shape and so as I come in the BMI range that is considered normal for my age and height.
I plan on using a combination of exercise and diet to reduce my weight and improve my fitness. In terms of my diet I am going to start a ketogenic diet. A ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein and high-fat diet that forces the body to burn fats instead of carbohydrates. According to the ketogenic diet, the correct proportion of fat to combined protein and carbohydrates is 4:1. This can be achieved by reducing or excluding high-carbohydrate foods such as vegetables download and starchy fruits, pasta, sugar, bread etc. while increasing high-fat foods such as butter, nuts and cream.
Improving my fitness will not be possible without exercise. I intend to join a gym. If you intend to do heavy exercises, it is absolutely necessary to have a fitness trainer who will assist and guide you about how to do the exercises correctly. Therefore it is advisable to join a gym that provides you with a fitness trainer.
When you are at the gym, make a routine that will help you burn excess fat as well as tone your body. This could include half an hour on the treadmill, a few sets of crunches, squats, download idm lunges and some weight lifting. Again, I cannot express how important it is for you to exercise under the supervision of a professional trainer. If you are not properly supervised you may end up with a sprain or an injured ligament, or worse a ruptured tendon/muscle.
While I intend to diet and exercise rigorously, I do not wish to overdo the entire process. Therefore I would suggest anyone who is going to try my regimen to take cheat days on the diet and sometimes to give the body a bit of rest from all the exercise. It is important to take care of your fitness but sometimes it is good to give yourself a break.