Jumping into a fitness journey is as easy as sipping coffee, but finishing such a task is a different thing altogether. As a matter of fact, many of us begin the process, but only a few pursue it to the very end. That is because we lack strategy. Planning to start a fitness journey, but you are not sure if it will succeed? Don’t despair; that is why I’m here. In this post, I explore some of the practical tips that can help us on our way to fitness success. So, without much ado, let us dive into the gist of it.
It is fair enough to claim that we cannot gain body fitness overnight, so if you thought that it takes a day or week or even a month to get to the best fitness level, then I would call that self-deceit. Perhaps I’m using harsh words here, but I would rather tell you the truth and be stoned than deceive you and be spared. We hear from fitness experts and some of the world’s fittest people that having a healthy body is a lifelong thing. In fact, the healthiest people in the world work out daily, and they have made exercise to be their way of life. While I don’t mean that you should work out for the metabolic conditioning that body builders have (unless you want to become Dwayne Johnson or Arnold Schwarzenegger), you should try to create a long term workout plan and stay true to it. Once you do this, all you will need to do is be patient, and the results will follow.
This is a seemingly obvious tip, but many of us ignore it, and that is why our workout plans hardly see the light of the day, making it extremely difficult to have a fit body. Now, we don’t have to do the type of exercises that other people do. For one, we don’t know what it has taken them to do that and why they do it. In choosing the exercises that work for us, it is essential to note that there are some we should not do, especially when we are just getting started. Also, some activities depend on our fitness level. So, there is no point breaking our back with weight lifting just because we have seen somebody else doing it. Starting with a 30-minute walk, bicycle ride, or swim every day is not a bad idea at all. We can increase our exercise duration and intensity based on how our bodies respond. The key is listening to our body.
Executing a workout plan is no easy thing, just as I mentioned in the beginning. Remember, our bodies have to go through some pain, and there are days when we simply get lazy, or we lack the morale to exercise. This is where exercising in a group comes in handy. When we work out with others, we gain the confidence to do so as we inspire one another. Besides, there are exercises that we cannot do on our own, we need to be in pairs. This is not something we want to miss out on.
We don’t want to throw all our workout efforts into the garbage bin just because we are eating the wrong foods. Fitness experts have said time and again that the food we eat is key to the end results of our workout plan. That is very true. For instance, we cannot fill our diet with junk foods if we are looking to lose weight. Losing weight involves a regular exercise routine accompanied by eating low-calorie foods.