8 Tips How To Start Getting In Shape And Keep It Up
It takes about 60 days so you can start seeing results from your workout. Well, my dear fit girls that’s almost 2 months. Many people lose motivation to start getting in shape because of the long period ’till you see the first result. It is really hard for each one of us to get back on track and keep it up, but it is possible, so I will give you 8 tips that will help you start getting in shape.
Losing weight and getting lean and fit can be really frustrating. You have to be in constant workout, and get healthy eating habits, in order to make this goal come true, but it is possible. Once you fall in love with fitness and healthy living keeping it up will be a pleasure. So let’s get started with the first step which is getting your butt off the couch!
1. You Have To Convince Your Mind
You will do nothing if you don’t convince your own mind. Fitness and losing weight are a really hard work, and it won’t work unless you do, right? Well we all know that your body can conquer any challenge, but it’s the mind that needs convincing. So, ask yourself how important this is to you, and why, and write everything down on a paper, so that you remind yourself why you started in the first place. You have time, you can make time. If you want it you’ll find time, if don’t you’ll find an excuse!
2. Make A Plan
Before getting started, you have to make a plan. Without a plan, you are just going to be lost. Most of us girls, don’t know what to do when they are in the gym, so they just make random choices on what machines they should workout on, and don’t have any idea what muscle groups they are working on.
3. Change Your Perspective
It shouldn’t be an obligation, it should be your time, the “Me” time that you give yourself to make the best out of you. Change the “I have to workout” and “I need to workout” into “I want it, and I can’t wait to do it”. You shouldn’t look for a quick fix too. Maybe you have a timeline and ideal weight in your mind, but if you think it will take just a few months, and then you’ll get back to the old habits, you are making a big mistake. Change your perspective, and look at it as a lifestyle.
4. Learn About Fitness & Healthy Living
Since fitness and workout will become a very important part in your life, you should educate yourself a bit. Knowing what you’re doing is really important when you want to make something happen, because knowing what you put yourself into, will make you more confident and definitely more motivated.
5. Motivate Yourself
In order to start getting in shape you have to be motivated, A LOT! When it comes to making the first step, it takes motivation, and not to mention keeping it up. You can make it through the time only if you are motivated. To get motivated, and to stay that way for a longer amount of time, well that is the key. Get yourself a workout buddy, wear motivation tops, make a workout playlist…
6. Give 100% In The Gym
Give everything you have when you are working out. When hitting the weights or when doing cardio, you should give your 100% and more. Sweat and sweat, just remember if you do 15 reps and you don’t feel like you are going to faint or puke, you are not doing it right! It won’t work if it’s too easy for you, the weights have to be pretty heavy so that you can change your body!
7. Eat Clean
The food you are eating is probably one of the most important things when it comes to fitness and weight loss! So, forget the word “diet”, just eat healthy and clean! That is the best habit you can have, to help you not only look good, but to feel good too. You cannot stay fit if you eat unhealthy, fried and fast food. Remember, fit body is made in the kitchen. Don’t skip meals! Eating less wont help you lose weight. You don’t have to think of the portions when you are eating healthy and clean food, and when you are working out afterwards. Skipping meals can actually cause gaining weight, because you are starving yourself, and then eating two portions in one meal.
8. Find Workout Buddies
Find someone that has the same goal as yours, or even better, convince your friends to start planing their “get back in shape” journey. This is really important! Rather, it is your friends, or your boyfriend, or a person that you met at the gym, doesn’t matter! It’s just very well for your motivation level, because support and motivation go together like salt and pepper!