For most of us, the choice to be fit is more a test of will than a one-time solution. Being “fit” covers changes in our way of life much more than just starting a new exercise program or diet. For me, the choice was about 15 years ago. I was about 24 years old when my friends convinced me to start going to the gym as a group. At the time, I knew that I did not really like the way I look, so I thought it would be a good idea. How hard can it be? Well, it did not take long before I found out the answer to this question. And, frankly, at that time my training was not so difficult. But to get up at 5 am, to be in the gym by 5:30, of course, was. In addition, since we were 4, and only 1 really knew what he was doing, the workouts were VERY long. Too long, when you mix in a conversation with water cooling, which often took up some workouts.
Therefore, after trying this approach for about 3 weeks, I was still not motivated, and I did not expect working off and was going to quit smoking. How lucky me, 2 guys in the group beat me, leaving only me and the only person who knew something about the right design at the time. It changed everything.
Now only 2 of us, we were much more focused, and I have really good coaching on the basics. A month later, in 1-1 times, we began to increase the intensity of training and mixing in some really cool cycles. Somewhere next month I saw a change. Not only in my guise, but also in my outlook and attitude. At that moment, I was hooked. I constantly trained in the gym 5 times a week, including cardio, running and weight. I looked and felt good, thinking that this would always be my way of life.
And that was about 5 years ago. In 2007 my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and turned my life around. I quickly lost interest in many of my usual activities, including fitness. Over the next two years, I really let myself go and did not really want to go back to the swings. The main event associated with a change in life will do this to a person, and I was no exception. My wife was really worried about my fitness decline and started encouraging me to return to him. I tried, but absolutely could not get motivated. After much research and a close look in the mirror, I was able to reverse the self-discipline that I once had. It was not easy, and this required a lot of planning and hard work. So, today I want to share what helped me conquer my fitness demons. I hope they will help you.
The reason I tell about my personal experience is to show that each of us will fight differently with the choice of correspondence. Lifetime fitness is really not the “one size fits all” approach. We all have different situations that initiate our interest in shaping the form, retaining the motivation and supporting the way of life for a long time. Nevertheless, I believe that there are some common practices that we all can take to help us overcome obstacles at any of these stages and become a more perfect, healthy and healthy person.
1. Initiate. This can be the simplest of the three stages, because it requires only deciding on how to fit, but in fact doing nothing. However, do not underestimate the importance and key factors that should be used to start your trip to fitness. Here the main thing to remember:
Do it for you! Make sure that you do not just succumb to pressure from others. You should be ready to take this step and feel that this is the right approach for you.
Start at the end. Set goals and imagine that you want your body and health to be reflected during the journey. Lose 25 pounds, Get ripped, lower cholesterol, feel better, keep up with the children.
Select the desired program. The correct fitness program for you is very important and will depend on your starting point of training. Choosing too much or not bringing enough fast results, you quickly run back and risk to quickly deal with it. Find the balance of pleasant exercises that challenge you to hit early goals. Do not reduce the strength of proven favorites, such as walking, jogging and cycling to begin. This can help your body begin to engage in routine, which will become the basis for taking forward. Just try to do the exercise at the same time so that your internal clock knows what to expect. As you set the rhythm and press some milestones that you have set, it may be time to try out new programs or increase the complexity of your current routines. For a list of some great procedures, just leave a comment requesting it.
Accept that your eating habits SHOULD change. Whether you like it or not, it’s part of the game. Without embracing the fact that training alone will not cut it, you will necessarily fail when the results do not come. The good news is that a change in eating habits can really be very positive. You will feel great and have the energy for proper exercise. Completely remove everything that you like in your food – it’s a WRONG way to get close to it. You can still eat really good tasting and satisfying the products without sabotaging your hard work. There are even ways to penetrate your favorites and not feel guilty about it, so do not worry about it. Just know that what and how you eat makes a difference at the end.
2. Stay motivated. Everyone is motivated from the gate when starting a fitness program, but it quickly disappears for many people when they realize that the process is more complicated than they expected. Make no mistake adapting, this is HARD, but the challenge is not like anything else that is worth having in life. You have to commit and retain the motivation, using several tactics, which I have tried a lot. Try this to help you stay on track.
Strive for quick results. All this is what they want, but it is very important to quickly find quick results so that the impetus for starting the program does not decrease. Losing a pound or two by dropping the size of the trousers, completing the workout without stopping, whatever you feel good. Be realistic about this, but you have something that you shoot so you can taste success and make you continue.
Read about how to be. This is really a great motivator, as it shows you success stories and gives many ideas about achieving goals. So take the time to read a magazine or an online article about your favorite exercise or healthy food. You will be surprised how quickly you can become.
The stream sweats. For me, training that does not do this leaves me somewhat empty. Getting a heart rhythm (and sweating) activates all the key things that make the exercises so effective. It burns calories, strengthens the cardiovascular system and releases endorphins in the brain that make you feel great. You will see!
Never install – install, reset and reset your PB (Personal Best). Constantly challenging your last record is a great way to stay in the game. Run this mile faster, longer, extra repetitions, extra sets, higher jumps, deeper lunges, better form. The list goes on and on. You can become the best competition, and there is nothing better than competition to motivate the heart and soul. So kick your butt! You’ll like it.
Do what you can! We all have limitations, and they often use them as excuses that interfere with our fitness procedures. Time, stress, pain and fatigue – all this contributes to our justification, to distract or completely stop the program. Do not let this happen. If you find yourself in one of these temptations, try to at least do something. Convince yourself that you can do at least 1/2 or even 1/3 of the workout. (10 minutes? Do not move so intensively or quickly). Take a break, not giving yourself a break. You may be surprised to make sure that, at least, start, you will be more willing to move forward more strongly during training,
Support the support network. Family, friends, social networks, anything. Have a person to whom you can trust your struggle, which can provide positive support. Makes miracles in the beginning.
3. Maintaining a lifestyle. This part may seem a little easier once you reach your goals, but the long-term approach to fitness is one that must always be the top of the mind. Although this stage is a practice of discipline, even “iron will” can be bent when the way of life is too far from what a person likes. So, how can you force yourself to adopt a long-term lifestyle that does not match who you are? Well, actually you can not. I think that people are amazing and capable of anything. But not allowing yourself to be YOU, threatening your character and just saying that he does not fit anyone.
Because of this, let’s consider this call from a different approach. How to create a lifestyle that fits and matches your personality? The answer may be a little different for everyone, but for me I can provide some tips that helped. Consider them and possibly change according to your needs.
Find your form, in fitness! Put another way, find exercises and a diet that will allow you to be fulfilled. What kind of activities do you like or, for that matter, do not like? Running, walking, climbing, bicycle riding, plyometrics, gymnastics, WiiFit, anything. If nothing burns a fire, you will have a difficult road. J If you have read this message far, I doubt that there is nothing for you.
Challenge yourself! Once you find the exercise (s) that you like, do not always agree to a moderate workout. You need to push yourself for different reasons. This not only makes your workouts interesting, but also provides the advantage necessary for your fitness. The level of “intensity” is different from person to person, but you know when you give all yours. Do not be fooled by real advantages. I do not think that anyone really approaches the true benefits of fitness until they raise the amount of training. You will look better, feel better and even be more confident and confident.
Learn how to eat clean, and then do it in 90% of cases. There are a ton of books on the topic of proper nutrition, and they all have a certain legal force. Find a good nutrition plan that works for your body, and learn the framework. Once you understand the basics of nutrition, portion control and the most harmful foods, to avoid this, everything else can be adapted to your eating habits. Now, eat it 90% of the time. This gives you a break for people to keep their sanity. I eat about 5 times a day, which means that I have 35 meals. In Week. In my world, I allow 3 of these dishes to deviate from ordinary food. I do not close myself day nor day to do it. I choose the right food so that it is based on “life.” Sometimes it’s a donut breakfast with my daughter or a terrific dinner with my wife. Maybe a good homemade home meal prepared food from my mother-in-law. It does not matter, just stay committed to staying within this limit and please do not overdo it. The 90% rule is not free for everyone at the dinner table. It can really ruin your progress! This is the way to give you the freedom you need to eat foods that you really like, so that the system works for you.
Variety, diversity, variety! Did I say that? If so, it’s because I believe that without the diversity in your physical form, it will inevitably become boring, not allowing enough areas of the body to attract attention. If training becomes obsolete and mundane, you risk disconnecting to them and eventually quitting. Who wants to always do something boring and heavy … NO! This does not mean that you need to always recreate the whole workout. Most often a slight adjustment of your current procedure will provide the mixture necessary for their spice. If you start / cycle, change the route, look at the weight change or reps in the steering procedure, even changing the intensity or order of the exercises can help revitalize the situation. Regardless of what you decide to do to make them a little differently, and you will see how quickly this will ignite your interest in staying in shape.
We hope that these tips on “Choosing the right one” will help you establish, amaze and support your fitness goals. They have done wonders for me in my life, and I’m constantly looking for new items to add to each section. Let me know your own ideas and feel free to share with all your suitable friends. As I said, this is not an easy road, but it’s worth it to cope with a small strategy. I hope this helps you on your journey.