Congratulations on making a step forward towards a fit body. Many folks are guilty of wanting to get in shape from eating fast food and laying beside their computer all day. But that won’t happen. Many others see the process of getting in shape as long and tedious as climbing the tallest mountain on earth, and even though it’s hard, that effort you put towards that goal has many positive effects. To begin on your journey to having a fit body and a great feeling, here are some tips:
Exercise Every Day
Exercise daily for at least an hour. Don’t go hard on yourself, but keep it to a moderate level. To shed a few pounds fast, go for the intense work-out, as walking at a brisk pace for an hour. Make sure you’re not hurt severely during the physical activity. You will feel an ache in your muscles after a high-intensity workout, no worries for that’s a sign of your body changing for the better.
Eat Healthy Food
Don’t give in to the temptation of going for candy instead of healthy food, avoid and stay away from them. Sugar is the last thing to help get in shape, and even if it was only a small portion, one would lead to another and you’re back to the start. The best options are fruits and vegetables and lean meats when planning to get in shape. Apple makes you feel full for up to 3 hours, and green vegetables keep your digestive system clean. Lean meats such as turkey and chicken are protein full nutrients to help keep muscle fit and ready for a workout.
Manage Your Portions
Pay attention to portions, since you’ll be eating often. “Make sure chicken breasts, (and) meats, are no larger than your palm, and that pasta is no larger than your fists,” says Jay Cardiello, a personal trainer to countless celebrities and professional athletes. Also use small bowls, plates, and cups, since people serve themselves large quantity of food when serving on big plates. With less food in your digestive system, you’ll find yourself breathing smoother when working out rather than puffing and huffing air.
Plan Your Calories Intake
To plan your physical activity, you will have to keep track of the calories you consume. Bodybuilders’ body masses are big because consume more (healthy calories) and plan their meals compared to the average person. Also, if you strive for a skinnier physique and lose weight, focus on the physical exercise more than the calories you consume.
Get Enough Sleep
Most of us have eight-hour jobs every day, but it is very important to sleep enough to give the body its full rest. Six to eight hours of sleep is enough to keep us through the day, but if you did feel tired after getting back from your job, consider taking a half an hour nap before exercising, and no more than that as to not stay up later in the night.
Take Photographic Evidence
The numbers on the scale are not budging? Possibly you’re gaining muscle and losing body fat – meaning your weight change will seem ‘stuck’, even though you’re progressing. Take pictures weekly with the same lighting, same clothing, and the same angle. That way you’ll notice the change as the times passes.
Setting goals and keeping a positive way of thinking are very important. With that resulted motivation, you’ll be able to push yourself and get that dream fit body you’ve always wished for.