Get In The Best Shape Ever
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.
If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
|Source: Nora Roberts|
No matter how old you are, if you’re working a 9-to-5 job or you’re hustling to get your graduate degree, whether you’re single, mingling, or managing a family you will undoubtedly come to a point in your life (if you haven’t already) when you realize that you’ve neglected your heath and wellbeing. Often times it’s not intentional – life happens – but when you take a step back and notice that you’ve been putting you at the end of your list of priorities for too long, you need to make a change. You may have ended up at this article because you’re ready to make a change. Below you will find the best tips and tricks to get you into the best shape ever.
Define Your Goals
Whatever your goal may be (e.g. to lose weight, to tone up your mid-section, to run a ten-minute mile) you should be realistic with yourself when setting small achievable goals. Let’s say you know that you want to fit into a specific dress by Christmas time, and to do so you will need to lose 20 pounds. In doing so, you could set numerous weight loss goals: down 2-4lbs per week. This way you will see the progress as you continue onto your next goal.
Adapt Bad Habits and Adopt New Ones
We all have bad habits, it’s part of being human. As you’ve probably heard before, the first step in solving any problem is to recognize the problem, likewise, the first step to changing or adapting a bad habit is to recognize the triggers and cycle of the habit. For example, if you have a habit of waking up in the middle of the night and satisfying your sweet tooth with a sweet midnight snack, you should figure out what exactly is triggering the habit. Are you eating supper to early, thus being woken by hunger in the middle of the night? Are you depriving yourself of all cravings during the day? Are you thirsty? Once you figure out the key trigger to the habit you will be able to initiate change and adopt new healthier habits.
Use Your Time Wisely
There’s a famous quote that says “Many things aren’t equal but everyone has the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We make time for what we truly want.” Regrettably we were unable to identify the source of this quote, nevertheless, it’s a quote to live by. When a person wants to make a change they will work for it and even make sacrifices for change. Rather than watching a sitcom every night, go on a walk.
Ask for Support
If you’ve ever played a team sport, you know the value of support. It’s easy to forget those people who are willing to help and support you through your journey. Remember that who those people are and reach out to them for support. If you know that you need motivation or inspiration, call on that friend who you know will support you. If you know that you need help making healthier food choices, ask your health-buff friend how advice. Surround yourself with healthy, happy, and positive people who want only the best for you.