Getting fit is one of the most common resolutions people make. Its also one of the resolutions most people fail to achieve. But does this mean that the dream of having a lean healthy body is unachievable? Getting fit is achievable. However, like with any goal you might set to achieve, getting started and remaining focused is what’s needed to see you through. If you’ve been trying to get fit but are finding it hard to get started and remain focused, here are some tips to help you out.
Working out is not a chore
One reason most fitness enthusiasts find it difficult to stay in shape is their perception about fitness. They often view working out as a chore. Rather than have this mindset, you should consider working out as a lifestyle or habit. It should be something that gives you pleasure rather than discomfort. With this mentality, you’ll find it easier to hit the gym even when you don’t feel like it.
Getting your dream physique won’t happen overnight
Everyone wants immediate results. However, with getting fit, it will take weeks or even months of hard work and patience to observe any results. So what can you do to ensure that you stay focused even if you’re not seeing any results? A good strategy is to set mini goals for every week. For example, if your ultimate goal is to get larger muscles, a mini goal could be to increase the amount of weight you use for a bench press by a couple of pounds each week.
Working out doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym
A common excuse most people give for not getting fit is that they cannot afford a gym subscription or training equipment. Although going to the gym and working with weights can help accelerate your progress, it’s not really necessary. Other gym and weight training alternatives include sports, dancing, cycling and swimming.
Future Research Possibilities
The health and fitness industry is awash with all sorts of supplements that can help you build muscle and burn fat faster. GHRP-6 is a research peptide that may in the future be an option for human use. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, findings show that ghrp-6 increased secretion of growth hormone in obese subjects. However, the peptide hasn’t been approved by the FDA for human consumption.
A good diet doesn’t mean cutting down on meals
Common advice you’ll get when you want to lose weight and stay fit is to cut down on your meals. The problem with this weight loss strategy is that your body will likely get into starvation mode. This means that even if you cut down on your meals, your body will focus on storing as much fat as it can while expending as little energy as possible.
Rather than focus on cutting down on your meals, a better weight loss strategy involves eating more of the healthy foods. Then, gradually cut down the unhealthy foods.