If you had to fight with yourself to get to the gym, it made sticking with a workout schedule almost impossible. That can slow your progress and even cause you to quit. Snubbing your nose at healthy eating takes its toll, too. You need to have a better attitude toward fitness this year to get the maximum benefits from your exercise program. Your attitude makes the difference between getting results and failure. If you hate it, you’ll find “really good” excuses not to do it. Do an attitude check and see whether yours is in the danger zone.
Do you hate working out or find you dread the gym?
There are lots of reasons people want to skip the gym. Most of them have to do with boredom or not getting results. Getting better, faster results is extremely important. It’s a huge motivation to continue. That’s also one reason to work with a personal trainer. He or she has the exercise program that can get you fit faster. Boredom is another area a trainer can help. Trainers vary the program, not just to avoid boredom but also to prevent plateauing, which can occur when the body becomes to efficient at doing an exercise. If you don’t have a trainer, take heed and do it.
If you think you don’t have time to workout or eat healthy, think again!
Whether it’s work or family that keeps you from working out or eating healthy, you need to take consider how it can actually make you get more done. It’s all a matter of scheduling! When you workout eat healthier, you’ll be amazed at how much energy you’ll have. You’ll also think clearer, so no matter whether it’s physical or mental, you’ll get your work done faster. It will be hardest at first, while you’re trying to schedule in working out. Eating healthy can be simpler. Just focus on cutting out sugar and processed food and drink and eating more whole foods.
Feeling deprived may be your reason for not eating healthy.
One of the biggest problems with dieting is that people often feel deprived AND hungry. Eating healthy isn’t dieting. It’s just making a smarter choice when it comes to food. You can start with big steps or baby steps. Baby steps might be cutting out sugar and sugary drinks first. That’s not easy since sugar is actually addictive. Once you have sugar conquered, move on to eliminating other processed foods and replacing them with whole foods. Sometimes simple substitutions, like putting Greek yogurt on your baked potato rather than sour cream, can save calories without changing the taste. Remember, eating healthy isn’t an all or nothing proposition.
- It’s okay to occasionally have your favorite food, just make sure you focus on portion control and not do it as often.
- Remember that exercise isn’t just in the gym, activities like biking and dance burn loads of calories and get you into shape. Have fun while getting fit!
- Finances doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to join a gym to get exercise or eat healthy. Walk more or exercise at home. Eating healthy can be quite reasonable. You’ll often spend less eating healthy, especially if you buy fresh vegetables and fruit in season.
- Focus on your reason to get fit. When you have strong motivation, nothing will stop you from getting into shape.