It has happened to all of us: you simply cannot change your habits because your daily routine prevents it. We'll give you a few tips that will help you change your everyday life in a positive way.
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We live a lifestyle in which "I am very busy" is a common expression in everyday life. We run from one place to another, we have appointments, events and jobs that require our full capacity. We already know that the lack of physical activity not only damages our cardiovascular system significantly, but also contributes to obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol among other diseases.
Today is a good time to realize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Well-programmed physical activity and according to your physical ability will help you improve your health and carry out all the plans, projects and tasks of your daily life. If you've never joined the gym or haven't worked out in a long time and have no idea how to get started, here are 5 tips to help you stay motivated on this new journey of the FIT life.
1. Choose a basic routine
Do multi-joint exercises (squats, bench press, deadlifts, military presses) and don't despair or try to exercise with all the equipment that is in the gym. It is very common for newbies to sign up and from day one they seem to want to pass out. The important thing is not to train anymore, but to train better. If you are a beginner, your routine should ideally last an hour.
2. Set REALISTIC goals
If you are overweight or obese, think about how long it took you to accumulate that fat and how long it took you without exercise. With this, you can be sure that your weight loss and muscle gain will not happen overnight. In some cases you will see the first results after 6 weeks. A realistic goal will motivate you as it will be achievable.
3. Exercise with a partner
This tip is for those who find the gym boring. A partner who has goals similar to yours can help you get involved. The gym buddy will be with you, observing as he urges you to give more, and what's better than having someone help you with the final chest presses, don't you think? Above all, you will feel motivation and commitment.
4. Organize your schedules
Let's face it, one of the main reasons we skip the gym is because we say we don't have enough time. Well, if you already know what your Achilles heel is, then organize your week from Sunday. If you already have a perfect understanding of your schedules and your commitments for the week, you will find a way to escape this hour dedicated to the gym. The success of an exercise program lies in the frequency with which you exercise, that is, less frequency, fewer results. As a beginner, 3 days are enough to start the training days and gradually increase.
5. Remember why you started
It is very common for most of those who go to the gym to leave in the first 3 months. This is because for one reason or another you are giving priority to other things and putting your training aside. At this point, if you are about to quit, remember why you started and double-check every single reason you signed up to the gym. Remember that you are tired of being overweight, flabby, or weak. The main motivation to continue and the most valuable will always come from you, from your desire to want to change your body.
I hope you consider some or all of these points so that you can start now with all your zest and achieve your goal of not only looking spectacular, but also permanently establishing healthy habits.