Everyone seems to be looking for a quick fix these days, an easy way to do everything. We are all guilty of this. However when it comes to our health and fitness there is no truly quick fix. You can look up any diet on the internet these days and using it for a period of time may shed a few unwanted pounds, but in the long term you’ll gain them back, perhaps more so.
The main goal we should strive for to improve our bodies is consistency in our lifestyles. We all know what we should and shouldn’t eat; we just often choose to ignore it. A long day of work and its easy to say, “Lets get take out!”, instead of cooking a healthier choice of meal. We all know that we should exercise a little bit each day, but we sit in front of our tv instead. We all know what we are supposed to be doing we just talk our way out of it.
To successfully improve how we look it takes a multi pronged attack. We need to be consistent with our nutrition, consistent with our exercise and consistent with our attitudes. Let me break this down for you:
1. Nutrition – We need to focus on healthy options for our food. This means cutting out fast food, cutting out sugar and sweets etc. and focus on basic foods such as fruit, vegetables and meat. If you can eat right most of the week (at least 5 out of seven days) then there is no reason not to indulge a little. (Sensibly)
2. Exercise – We need to make a little time at least 5 days a week to squeeze in some form of exercise. I’m not telling you to run out and join a gym or to hire a personal trainer. Think about your lifestyle and you’ll see times to train. Walk your dog for an hour, take your kids for a bike ride, stop watching TV and go for an afternoon stroll with your partner.
3. Attitude – This is paramount to everything, I’ve already said. Stop saying “I’ll start tomorrow”, stop thinking “It’s to hard.” It isn’t hard it’s just easier to sit back and think about it. There is plenty of free information on exercise, nutrition and health out there but there’s plenty of time to find it. Get up and start doing something, ANYTHING, It is a step in the right direction no matter what it is. Go To it.