Below are 5 tips on how to get a head start on your journey to health and fitness. As you read each one you will realise that it is really easier to undertake. You just need to take the first few small steps.
1. Start Small
If your favourite food is something that your GP asked you to stop eating, there is no sense in cutting it altogether and then binging on the food when you can’t take the abstinence anymore. Take reasonable steps towards the goal. If you eat the food everyday, attempt to cut down on your consumption and make it just 3 times a week. If you have achieved that, cut down further and make it once a week. That way, you are able to still enjoy the food and not increase your craving for it.
2. Plan modestly
Set goals for yourself but that does not mean that you have to kill yourself to get it and when you don’t you’ll also kill yourself. Setting too high targets will often only lead to distress and frustration. When you plan, make sure that you can do it. How will you know? Be truthful. You know what you are capable of. It is better to set goals for yourself that you know you can do. Accomplishing them will give you a sense of success that will make you more self-confident and more enthusiastic to continue with your task.
3. Grab a Buddy
Sharing the aches and pains as well as the delights of triumph with a buddy will help make the journey easier and more tolerable. In fact, people with a fitness buddy when undertaking a self-development journey are able to stick with their program than those who are doing the program alone. Because when you have a buddy with you, they act as a support system that will help keep you on track and prevent you from giving up. Furthermore having a friend with you experiencing the same things makes the progression more fun and more enjoyable.
This is one of the few things that will make or break your plans to finally live a healthy life. In order to definitely stick to the plan, you need to develop willpower particularly when it involves things that you really want to do or things that you are used to doing. Enticements along the way will be countless and you need to be prepared to face all that!
5. Do it for Yourself
For most people they start to live a life of health and fitness when they are trying to acquire a new partner to notice them or when they want to impress a lover. Although these are acceptable motives, sometimes, they are not enough to see you through the complete process. Therefore, it is better that you do it for yourself because you want a healthier body than doing it for other people’s approval. After all, the only approval that you will ever need is your own.