The year starts out with millions of people promising that they will eat better, exercise, and generally live a healthier lifestyle overall. By mid-February plenty of people have already given up due to lack of motivation, injury, and every other excuse under the sun. The truth is that it will never take 30 days to get into shape for most people but getting into shape in a few months is more than possible. The following are tips to get into shape as well as keep motivation to keep up the good work!
The best thing that can be done is to take your time when getting into shape as it will help you avoid injury. Try doing some exercising at home with bodyweight or invest in some weights. Cardio is a great way to start so a stationary bike can make a huge difference daily. Sitting on the bike in front of your favorite show will help you multitask in the healthiest way possible. Even when you are in the gym, gradually work your way up instead of going all out on the first workout. Injury can derail even the most motivated fitness fanatic
Clean eating is not as hard as many people think as it just takes planning and preparation. Most raw ingredients as far as vegetables and fruits need little to no cooking. Some people just add a bit of salad dressing or yogurt to these for a healthy snack with minimal prep time. Avoid eating or ordering takeout by planning the meals you will cook for the week and having the corresponding ingredients.
Buying new form fitting clothes should be one of the first things you do when you lose weight and get into better general health. While many will not admit it, this will help garner compliments which are enough motivation for many to keep going on the days where they just want a burger and a nap. Depending on how much weight you have lost, you might have more you would like to lose. Save money on new intimate clothing from Victoria Secret as they have coupons on Groupon. Your biggest fan is your significant other so let them see you looking better than ever!
Trying the above daily will allow you to get into shape in the matter of a few months. Do not get discouraged if results don’t show the first week or two as this could be an adjustment time for your body. Take control of your life starting this week!