Kim Kardashian is most famous for the shape of her body, and while most of the people think it’s all done by surgery and Photoshop, Kim Kardashian has been working a lot to maintain her perfect silhouette. What is her secret?
In the 14th season of Kim’s reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she came across an Instagram profile of a woman named Melissa Alcantara. Melissa Alcantara is a bodybuilder, who is also a mother, like Kim. Alcantara managed to get back in shape after gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, and she even managed to get some awesome muscles.
Setting a goal
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Alcantara says that, if you want to stay concentrated on your fitness adventure, you first must set a goal. When she and Kim are working together, they like to set a milestone that they feel most strongly about achieving. Alcantara also says that it helps if you write your goals down, because that way you have a constant reminder of that thing you must do, and it also feels great at the end to cross it off your list once you have achieved your goal.
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When you set your goal, and when you write it down, you should start with planning. Meal preparation is one of the biggest parts of a healthy diet. Sometimes you are too lazy to cook, or sometimes there is nothing to eat, and you are craving junk food, so you go out and have some. The best thing you can do is to prepare your meals for the next couple of days so that there is always food for you to stay on track of your healthy diet. For exercising, you should figure out what parts of your body you want to work on, and you should try and find the best order so you can maximize your weight loss and enhance muscle gains.
It is easy to lose focus on your training, and it is even harder to get back on. You need to stay concentrated and disciplined when it comes to your training, and by achieving your smaller goals you will feel empowered by your accomplishments and it will be easier for you to push even harder.
Reciting the routine
Reciting your routine helps to maintain focus while exercising, and you should always do it when you are at the gym, or while working out at home because you won’t get easily distracted and you will focus more on the body parts you want to exercise the most.
Alcantara recommends all-natural unprocessed fresh food. Working out will never give the results you want unless you are on a proper diet. Alcantara also says you should mix it all up, by doing HIIT, calisthenics, functional body movements and even some lifting. Water is also very important, so don’t forget to drink it!