For some people, trying to get into better shape can feel as tough as climbing Mount Everest. It can be an overwhelming experience that can feel impossible to accomplish. Sometimes the fear and doubt comes from past fitness failures. When you are on a weight loss or fitness journey and you feel like a failure, that can result in feeling isolated and alone.
Get in Shape with Simple Changes.
There are so many fitness programs out there that promise way too much for very little effort. This is why so many people end up frustrated when it comes to exercising and eating healthy. They are frustrated because quick fixes and fad diets don’t work.
Of course there is no point in continuing on with a program that is not delivering results. The good news is that it’s not you who is doing something wrong, it’s the method your are using. There are so many methods and programs that don’t work because they are not made for everyone. When it comes to dieting and exercise there is not a ‘one size fits all’ method.
Bodyweight training is an exception. This is one type of workout that anyone can use and it doesn’t matter how sedentary your lifestyle has been or if you are someone who already works out regularly. Bodyweight training can help you get the muscles you want and get into better shape.
Bodyweight exercises only require the use of your body because your body provides the resistance that you need. If you want to make the moves a little harder you can add things like ankle or wrist weights. Your body will be working harder and your will be burning fat faster. Add in some regular cardio and you are well on your way to a healthier lifestyles.
You have to keep in mind that bodyweight exercises and cardio are not something that will cover up your bad habits. Some people think they only need to exercise regularly to cover up their unhealthy food choices, but this is not the case. Burning extra calories will not outweigh an unhealthy diet.
You don’t have to completely give up carbs or your favorite foods though. You can still eat a healthy diet and treat yourself once in awhile. You should work on creating a healthy balance. For example focus on creating an 80%/20% diet. What this means is eating healthy 80% of the time, and treating yourself 20% of the time.
You don’t have to change everything over night, you don’t even have to change every thing within a week. Start with small, achievable goals. Add a walk a day, add an extra vegetable for dinner, or start drinking a simple smoothie for breakfast. Your changes don’t have to flip your routine upside down, they just have to be realistic to your lifestyle.
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