5. Work with a Light Set of Weights If you’ve been lifting heavy weights and you’re not happy with your muscle definition, try switching to lighter weights (think 1-3 pounds) and doing short, pulsing movements instead of heavy lifting. The small, controlled, isometric movements will tone you and exhaust your muscles, and you’ll see results as you lengthen and tone your muscles.
6. Be Selfish About Your Workout Time
Sure, you went to the gym for 2 hours, but did you actually work at the gym for 2 hours? Or did you answer work emails, return a phone call, and make a grocery list while waiting for a treadmill? If it’s the latter, then even though you were “working out” you weren’t really focused on your fitness routine, your body, and your time. Be selfish when it comes to your workout. Turn off your emails, crank up your music, and focus only on yourself. Even if it’s only 10 minutes, those 10 minutes are yours to sweat, to work, to put in maximum effort and to do something good for you. If you have a hard time checking out try a fitness class such as a boot camp or indoor cycling where you are in a dark room–no cell phones, no distractions and no excuses.