We all have new year’s resolutions or sample plans we immediately abandon when the going starts to get tough because by nature, we are all weak when it comes to having the right kind of commitment and discipline for something we swear we badly want.
We set our plans when we’re at the peak of our enthusiasm to go save for that car, get that Caribbean weekend we so deserve or have the kind of body we would always be proud to flaunt next to bikini-clad leggy blondes worthy of Sports Illustrated covers. You may also see meal plan templates.
But that’s just not going to happen while we sit watching Netflix all day eating barbecue, popcorn, junk food with cans and cans of beers at the ready. No, it’s not gonna happen. If you want to have Captain America’s well sculpted abs or head-turning curves, then here’s some news for you. You’ve got to work hard for it, because contrary to what you may have heard, nobody is born with being physically fit. And being one is very different than just looking like one. You may also see diet plan templates.
Even though getting in shape sounds like too much work for you right now, the effort and time you dedicate to it has many benefits that goes beyond just looking great. If you’re set on making lasting lifestyle changes, you have to know that it’s not going to be easy. Habits can sometimes be really hard to break and any achievement, no matter how little, is worth congratulating yourself for, although you have to set your fitness goals. It takes time as well as consistency which would also mean commitment. You may also see sample meal planning templates.
Also, your goals need to be realistic. You can’t have a 30-day plan wishing for a size two if right now you know you have to shed more than ten pounds. Don’t beat yourself up and although this is easier said than done-don’t submit to the pressure of what you see on television and print ads. We can’t all be supermodels, but we can get close enough, with the right amount of diet and exercise and a good plan to go with it.
The best advice we can share with you is that first and foremost, pay attention to what makes yo happy and healthy. Be kind to yourself and be good to your body. Recognize your strengths and your unique qualities as a person, before your fitness goals. Without this, no amount of diet and exercise can make you feel good about yourself. Now that we have established the need for you to love yourself first, let’s get down to business whenever you’re ready. You may also see weekly meal planner templates.
With that, here are some tips you might find useful for planning a healthier, fitter lifestyle:
Whatever your workout regime is, it’s always better to exercise daily for at least an hour. Flex your muscles but don’t go running for ten miles straight for your first day. Easy does it. Otherwise, you could end up with muscle pains and exercising wouldn’t have done you any good when you’ll be confined in bed for the rest of the week. You may also see weekly meal planner templates.
If you really can’t wait to shed a few pounds, you can do a higher-level type of intensity work out. For instance, walk at a medium-faster pace for about an hour or run slowly, maybe light jogging during intervals so you can sprint in that hour. Just make sure that you’re in condition to do that workout. While you’re at it, don’t forget your warm up routines, otherwise you’ll be burned out pretty fast and you will have accomplished very little. You may also see sample weekly meal planner templates.
You will experience some muscle pains after doing this which would could be annoying but it also means your body is changing towards the better. Make sure that you stay hydrated, eat. You may also see sample menu planners.
No matter how bad the sugar rush is and how bad the craving could get for ice cream, a slice of cake or pizza over food that are healthy, stay away from the sweets. Sugar from candy will especially ruin your fitness goals even if it’s just one candy bar or cake which—let’s be honest—will lead to another. You may also see sample daily meal planners.
Turn to fruits and vegetables which would be your best ally when trying to get in better shape. Apples, for one, would make sure that your stomach is left feeling full for up to 4 hours, like your normal meal would. Keep it green for vegetables such as lettuce and broccoli which is good for digestion. Additionally, make sure to measure what you eat because having a good metabolism is the result of knowing how to portion meals. Changing your eating habits won’t be easy, but it won’t be that difficult either, if you’re used to eating at any time of day due to your busy schedule. You may also see daily meal food planners.
Remember that part about knowing the difference between looking fit and being fit? Looks can be deceiving. If looks are all this is about, then you had better stop because you will eventually fall short of your goals when they’re as intangible as your wish to be a size zero. If you are determined in being physically healthy and fit, focus only on improving performance, strength, speed and consistency in your workout sessions. Take out the emphasis off the aesthetics and shift it towards the healthiest self you can become. You’ll discover that it would be easier and much faster to achieve your goals then. You may also see 30-day diet plans.
Find the type of workout you love and you’ll more likely to master it. Like anything else you set out to do, when you find the heart to do and enjoy something more, chances are, you’ll also have more commitment to it. You’ll naturally have more motivation and enthusiasm to get the workout completed in the timeline you have set. Take it as choosing between which to sample schedule.
Monitoring your calorie intake in a day will help you plan out your routine better. Did you notice body-builders and athletes’ hard, lean, muscles? They got that from planning their meals daily and eat healthier or keep to a strict diet than your average person. That’s hard work and discipline right there and you should be doing the same, if you want the same thing. You may also see sample event plannings.
Most people have eight, nine, and even twelve-hour shift jobs in one day or night, so it is very important to get enough rest and sleep to recharge the body because you can’t expect to sleep for two or four hours max then race to the gym. You’re inviting yourself a trip to the hospital room with that. Six to eight hours of sleep will be ideal to let your body handle and survive the day, enough for you to still have energy for exercising. If you think you need a little rest though, go get a half hour’s worth of nap before working out. Half an hour will do, to prevent you from staying up late into the night. You may also see marketing plan samples.
One important thing to stay in the fitness game is to set goals and maintain a positive attitude towards diet and exercise. Being positive will help you stay motivated and push yourself to get that fit and healthy body you so desire. You may also see sample marketing action plans.
If you set movie stars as your standards in being fit and as long as you keep looking at how your gym buddy have achieved abs to die for and tanned, toned legs, you’re already setting yourself up for failure. It’s never healthy to compare any aspect of your life to others when you’re trying to change for the better, physically and mentally as you’ll be losing focus. Comparison tend to make the best of us distracted from what we’re working on internally because when you spend so much time comparing yourself to others, you end up cheating no one but yourself. You may also see work plan templates.
You already know it wasn’t going to be easy even when at some point, it seemed like you were having the time of your life, getting used to your diet and exercising routine. There will be pitfalls and challenges of many kinds when starting a new fitness plan so don’t go feeling discouraged if it seems like you haven’t seen the results of your hard work yet. It will come but you have to give it time and stay focused on your goal. You may also see 30-day meal plan templates.