Are you wishing you had bigger, rounder glutes? Unfortunately for a lot of women even heavy leg training will not necessarily lead to better glutes. Unfortunately the motivational memes and quotes you see on the daily about a squat-bum are misleading because each person's body is different and has different biomechanics which cause us to rely more heavily on different muscle groups even when our form is on point.
So apparently studies have shown that even if you “behave” during your 9 to 5 week days, and “cheat” on weekends, you can still lose the weight you want and gain the gainz you want in the long term. However, if you’re struggling, drudging along a plateau, or looking to gain some 7 days/week willpower, here are some tips to not blow your diet or fitness plan over the weekends:
Have you ever noticed that there is a big difference in the body shape of a skinny girl and a fit looking girl? It seems that this day and age we are all striving to have that fit looking body. That fit girl you see in the gym whose body you desire did not get there by solely running on the treadmill. That girl with the “yoga body” in your weekly class doesn’t restrict herself to the hot yoga studio. These girls got those bodies by commitment to the gym, lifting heavy weights and a proper nutrition program! How do I know this? Because I once was that skinny girl running on the treadmill for hours on end thinking that was the way to look like the girls on the cover of Oxygen magazine.
I was recently talking to a friend from high school, Kendra, and we were congratulating each other on staying up with health and fitness, especially as we get older (not like we’re even that old!) It got me to thinking, it’s not like we’re battling the “Freshman 15” anymore and we’re able to magically transform our bodies in a month or less. As we’re getting older, we’re dealing with slowing metabolisms, loss of muscle mass, health concerns (but we’ll save that for another post), but also, potential dietary sensitivities.