Four Ways to Start Getting Back in Shape
Fitness and lifestyle magazines continue to promote bodies that are studded with muscles, a surfboard abs and individuals who are oozing with confidence. With their fit physique, these people feel good and confident of themselves. Couch potatoes usually feel inferior when they stand next to someone who frequents the gym. Because they know they look good, they also feel good outside, thus they look more confident.
To say that you will get physically active “someday” and that you will soon have the body of a model is very easy but we all know that your “someday” may never come. However, that “one day” will never come if you don’t get to challenge yourself and get on your feet to become active. Bodies like the ones you see in magazines are achieved through countless hours of sacrifice and determination. It took those models years to sculpt their bodies into the bodies we see in magazines.
Here are four common pointers that most online lifestyle magazines promote to help anyone who needs a little push and convincing to get up and start their road to fitness.
A reason to exercise and workout is always on top of the list of things to look into. Your reason of getting a better-looking body may come off as a not so strong reason to motivate you. You may think about the immediate attention that your health condition needs or that working out will help you live longer.
Setting short and long term goals are also necessary to help you keep pushing. After working on your body for a week or a month, you still might not see the ideal body for you and this might easily discourage you from reaching your long term plan. Through your short term goals, you can still see the good in working out despite you not being able to see the rock-hard abs after working out for a week at the gym. For your short-term targets, you may use a more realistic goal, like improving the number of sit-ups or squats you do, or shedding off those extra pounds week after week. Short-term goals are created as cushions that would protect yourself from getting frustrated when you are still not seeing yourself getting closer to your long-term target.
It is important for everyone to also get in touch with other like-minded individuals. The best way to do this is to engage in sports. There are various sports out there and fans of these sports also create their dedicated message board and websites where fans can interact. For instance, for football fans, they have their Lol football where they can read updates about the sport and hear other fans.
It is important to keep tab of your progress whenever it is that you are working out. By taking measurements, taking pictures and noting the number of repetitions you can complete, you will know your progress. Looking at how you are improving is one way to bolster your motivation and will push you to keep on going.