THE holidays have come to an end, which means you now have to lose all those calories you’ve accumulated over the break.
To help you work off the pounds, PBA courtside reporter and former FHM cover girl Rizza Diaz shares her workouts for the New Year.
"It’s hard,” she admits. “Starting all over again, square one is a sad phase, but you have to be disciplined and stay disciplined. So, press that restart button and get yourself back to working out.”
Building a beach-ready body and being able to wear her pre-holiday clothes are some of the strongest reasons why Rizza pushes herself to work out.
"My motivation is, looking at myself in the mirror and the clothes don’t fit right, and I struggle with a few steps up the stairs...so I accept the challenge," says Diaz about keeping in shape. "I had my fair share of fun so time now to do it… I’m responsible to myself. My fitness is in my control."
If you can relate to what this courtside reporter is going through, try Rizza’s tips for starting your way back to a rockin’ bod.
Mix up short runs with basic bodyweight exercises
“Di mo kailangan ng kalaro. A few kilometers a day should be good. Kung di ka makakalabas, then climb up and down the stairs. It's a good workout for legs, core, and it increases your heart rate, so you burn more calories. Then do a few pushups, sit-ups, and leg raises. Planks for a minute, then do it five times.”
Go easy on the calories
“Avoid muna sweets and sodas while you are trying to trim weight.”
Eat right, eat well
“After working out, don’t forget to hydrate and replenish your body with the right food. You don’t have to starve yourself. Eat the right food in the right portions. Remember, your input (food) must be relative to your output (exercise).”
Think slow and steady
“Push yourself to do it. Nobody else will do that for you. But be kind, too, to yourself. Start slow and steady but keep the progress day after day.”