Being fit is not just about looking good, it is about staying healthy. And once you have set your goal towards getting fit and healthy, there is no turning back. The journey towards fitness is not an easy one. You will feel frustrated and would want to give up. But if you stay dedicated and keep your eyes on the prize, you will reach the finish point in no time. It is not just about reaching your target weight. Once you reach that, you will have to work hard to maintain it.
Here are a few fitness tips that will help you shave those few pounds that have been bothering you.
1. Healthy Diet
Remember guys – anorexia and bulimia are diseases, not ways to lose weight. It is important that you eat healthy. Your body needs plant-based protein and healthy fats to function properly. If you cut those out, you will lose weight, but not be fit. And the goal here is staying fit, not thin. You need to keep your nutrition level up to par and eat quality foods. And say no to junk food. They are your enemy. Maintain a diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins.
2. Move Around
You don’t have to go to the gym every day at the same time; or do strenuous exercises. You just have to move around. Anything can help you stay fit, as long as you are moving around. Don’t be a couch potato. Take a walk, dance around the house; you can stay fit and have fun at the same time.
The point is to move your body.
3. Set Goals
When you are working towards a goal, you are more motivated. If you are the kind of a person who likes challenges, this is the perfect motivation tool for you. Start with smaller goals and challenges, and then work yourself up to take on bigger ones.
4. Morning Ritual
It is better to set up a time for your exercise; morning is the best one. When you start your day with exercise, you are more energized for the rest of it. Putting your exercise off and thinking you will do it later in the day never works. As the day drags on, you start to feel lazy. And that exercise plan that you had for yourself transfers to tomorrow, the day after, to next week, and so on. So, set up a specific time for your exercising rituals and stick to it.
5. Don’t Push Yourself too Hard
Even if you don’t meet your target weight, it is fine. You can work harder; but not enough to strain yourself. Lock that self-doubt in a box and keep it locked. Don’t overdo your training. Give your body time to heal and relax after an exercise session. These helpful tips will make you fit in no time. Just take care of your health, stay away from sweets and junk food, drink plenty of water, and exercise daily.
By following these tips, you will be as fit as a fiddle.
Written By: Elevate Nutrition Founders, Jillian Salomone and Paul Salomone