Despite what you may see on TV infomercials and newspaper ads, there is no magic formula or miracle pill that will help you adapt overnight. No matter what any hard-body glamor spokesman said of the machine the most recent fiscal year “revolutionary” diet, or supplementation program, the fact is that successful fitness takes time and energy. You can bet that the spokesperson does not have the physics of sound using the “new, amazing fat-The Drug” machine for 30 seconds a day! He or she is definitely engaged in a remediation program form that includes a reasonable diet and plenty of exercise.
Furthermore, we believe that the success of fitness is for everyone. This article will provide you with powerful, effective measures you can take now that will boost your fitness program and you get on track to successful fitness.
THE FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESS FITNESS
1. Make changes TODAY!
2. Decide & Commit
3. Define the objectives
4. Design your roadmap
5. Feel Good!
Step 1: Make changes TODAY!
Achieve success FITNESS is all about making incremental improvements consistent over time. As the power of compound interest, the implementation of even small improvements can result in a cumulative snowball effect that generates momentum, enthusiasm and results!
There are specific, immediate changes you can do that will produce significant results:
It seems obvious, but it’s really amazing how much potential in this simple gesture. Park at the other end of the parking lot, take the stairs instead of elevators; chase your grandchildren about. Our bodies were built for movement, and the mere fact of moving more is a great way to start your fitness program. Walking is a form vastly underestimated the exercise. Is dancing!
You will hear different target quantities from different experts, but a good rule of thumb is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. This is good practice to drink a glass half-hour before and after meals. Use water to less healthy drinks (like soda) will reduce calories and reduce the use of artificial flavors, colors, etc. In addition, water consumption increases will help curb your appetite.
EAT LESS, most often
Studies have shown that our body to function more effectively when we spread our food intake of our five or six small meals a day, compared with the three most important meals for which we have become accustomed. And what grandmother told you to eat your vegetables was right on target! Most Americans do not consume enough fruits and vegetables regularly. It is surprisingly easy to reduce meal size when you increase your water intake and include more fruits and vegetables.
FOLLOW what you eat
Another simple trick but very powerful! You go “all the way” and actually keep a log of everything you eat, or just trying to make a mental summary periodically during the day, it’s a great way to manage your diet. For example, when you prepare dinner, do a quick review of what you’ve eaten so far will help you make smart menu choices.
Flexibility is a very important part of overall fitness. A daily routine of core exercises can dramatically improve your mobility in a very short time. Remember, stretching should be gentle and gradual, and never jerky or bouncy.
Once you have made the lifestyle changes listed above simple, you start to build the positive momentum that you will act decisively to achieve your fitness goals!
It is no great radical changes: the fact is that you CAN NOT be shaped in one day. But you can decide today to make a commitment to incremental, continuous improvement that will put you on the track immediately.
Step 2: Decide to take better care of yourself
You probably know someone who has experienced health problems that could have been avoided if the person had taken better care of himself. How many times have you decided to start taking better care of yourself?
But what does that mean?
Ask almost anyone what it means to “take better care of yourself”, and no doubt you will hear something like “Get more exercise and eat sensibly.” Everyone seems to know that exercise is important for the health and welfare, and is much better care of yourself. We’ve all seen reports on television, in magazines, on the Internet: it is an irrefutable fact that people of all ages and fitness levels can reap compelling physical and psychological benefits by engaging in an exercise regimen sensitive.
So … Why so many people fail to engage in an exercise program, when they know that this behavior will improve their health, appearance, attitude and overall quality of life?
The answer is simple. They have not yet decided to take better care of them.
You already know a lot of good reasons to start an exercise program. You’ve probably heard (or even used!) At least one of the most common excuses for not starting a fitness program:
“I do not have enough time.” (Probably the number one excuse)
“I do not feel comfortable working with a group of” hard-bodies “.
“It’s too expensive”.
Let the legendary bust those excuses now!
“I do not have enough time.”
There are many busy people who are fit, and many people like that are occupied. The fact is that people who decide to make time, take time. It’s hard to imagine there are many things in your life more important than your physical well-being, which is what allows you to enjoy all other aspects of your life.
“I do not feel comfortable working with a group of” hard-bodies “.
This is an easy task. If you are not comfortable working in any particular health club, THEN DO NOT! There are so many different places where you can exercise that you’re sure to find the right with a little homework. See “Should I join a health club.”
“It’s too expensive”.
The charge associated with a fitness program may vary from dollar investment in multi-mile exercise equipment at home to a zero cost program that includes walking, jogging and / or gymnastics. If you decide to join a health club, or seek the services of a personal trainer, then of course there are costs associated. But again, there are many health clubs with different charging structures. Make comparisons!
Consider the following:
a) What is the ROI (return on investment) for a fitness program effective? How much is it worth to you to improve your overall health and well-being, have more energy and endurance, to feel better? What is the long-term price for not engaging in a fitness program?
b) What constitutes an “expensive”? A health club costs $ 60 per month to about $ 14 bursts per week. It’s something like $ 3 per workout, or what most people spend on coffee every day.
c) Perhaps you fall into a category that qualifies for a discount at a local health club. For example, many clubs have membership program discount for seniors, employees of local businesses (“Member Company”), reductions in referrals, etc. Again, do some work can really pay off!
Now it’s just a matter of deciding that you will take better care of yourself. This means a commitment to take action.
We use the word “commitment” for a reason. The dictionary defines “engagement” as “an agreement or commitment to do something in the future.” A commitment is a promise. We’re talking about making a promise to yourself that you will start to take better care of yourself. And nothing is as nice as the fulfillment of a promise!
Step 3: Set your fitness goals
Start with your definition of fitness. What does this mean for you? It could be achieve and maintain a healthier body weight. It could be lowering your blood pressure, gain lean muscle mass, or be able to walk a mile deep without too winded. Your goal might be to be fit enough to carry your little son-in stairs. For some, it is bench pressing 400 lbs. or running a marathon. It does not matter.
Define what you want a fitness program.
It may be helpful to talk to people you know who are already actively involved in the exercise, or have a consultation with one valuation Personal Trainer / Fitness Specialist in a local health club.
Make sure your goals are realistic, but do not be afraid to question yourself. Keep in mind that fitness is really one thing: to feel better!
So when you set your goal, remember to consider how to achieve this goal, you will feel physically, mentally and emotionally. This objective will feel more “real”, and give you a motivational tool, you can use throughout your fitness journey.
Hard vs. soft targets:
It really pays to set up “hard” targets. That is, goals that are specific and measurable as possible.
“Soft” targets on the other hand are more vague and general.
For example …
I want to format. (How will you measure your success? What does “fit” mean?)
Measurable, specific objective:
By June 30, I want to lose 10 pounds, and increase my endurance to the point where I can jog two miles without stopping.
Set targets for specific fitness is also a great motivator, because you can track your success and see the progress as you move toward your goal.
Step 4: Lay out your road map
You have decided to make a real commitment to take action and start taking better care of yourself. AND you’ve taken the next important step in defining your fitness goals.
For many people, these first steps are the hardest. It is important to understand that without a real commitment (step 2) and clearly defined objectives (step 3), there is no way to develop a plan. It would be like building a house without a blue-print!
But once you have completed these critical steps, you are ready to develop your roadmap.
Your roadmap fitness must answer three main questions:
What is my goal (where am I?)
What is my plan (how do I get there?)
How do I monitor progress (how can I tell where am I now?)
It is absolutely essential that you ask a roadmap that addresses these three issues. The roadmap should define the actual exercise routines to be performed, the schedule of workouts, and a procedure for measuring progress at prescribed intervals.
The best approach is to start with a high level overview, then fill in the details as you gather information. The plan should include:
workout frequency (4 times a week EG)
approximate mixture of flexibility training, strength and cardio (based on objectives)
actual exercise programs (*)
control points (eg every 3 weeks weighing)
The more specific you are in the planning phase, the better your chances of success!
(*) There are many sources for help in designing your exercise program. Training programs are available online or in bookstores. Our best advice is: GET HELP. Whether it’s a friend of fitness-minded or qualified professional in a health club, obtaining qualified technical assistance you can easily build a road map which includes enough variation to ward off boredom potential of a fixed routine.
Also ask if you want to use someone as a training partner. Some people find it motivating to have a partner, it might even sometimes the “guilt” you up and running when you know your partner is counting on you. And two heads are usually better than one!
Once you have your roadmap, you can determine what the training grounds will make sense. Depending on your goals, there may be more effective ways for you to follow. You can join a walking club, or enroll in dance classes. You can start an independent exercise program at home, or join a friend who jogged regularly.
Remember: You should consult your doctor before starting an exercise regimen.
Step 5: Feel Good!
Fitness is, above all, to feel good!
Once you have designed a roadmap fitness, the best way to succeed is the challenge. Our bodies want to be fit! And once you start your program, you will feel the exhilaration that comes when you are moving.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing that you have set a goal, have an action plan, and we work YOUR PLAN. As you work your plan, remember to:
Enjoy the walk
Set ambitious new for yourself.
This last point is important: you are not “done” when you reach your goals. Fitness is not a destination, it’s a lifestyle. So when you reach a goal, congratulate you and raise the bar!
You find that you will look forward to training days, and even on the rare occasions when you have to “force” to work on yourself, you’ll be glad you did. Enjoying the race is the biggest key to success in fitness.
It is also important to mix in a little patience with your enthusiasm. You might miss a workout or two, or get side tracked for a week. This happens to even the devotees of the most dedicated fitness. If and when you slip, or your progress slows, it is important to remember how long-term benefits you will get your fitness program. And even after a “slip up”, nothing feels better than getting right back on track.
By following the five steps for SUCCESS OF FITNESS, you can achieve immediate improvements in your overall fitness start your journey toward your fitness goals ENJOY make the most of your fitness program
FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESS FITNESS
1) make changes TODAY!
2) Decide & Commit
3) Define the objectives
4) Create your roadmap
5) Feel Good!