One of the many misconceptions about building your dream body is that it takes an all or nothing mindset.
For most people, this will discourage them before they ever even begin their journey.
One of the biggest lessons that most people learn when approaching fitness is that moderation is key, and these tips will help you understand how to take a healthy approach at becoming healthy!
- Take 1 “Cheat” Day Every Other Week: If you are beginning a new diet, you should focus on how to be consistent at this before worrying about needing a cheat day. However, your diet can and will wear on you over time. Regardless of how great you are beginning to look, everyone wants to enjoy certain foods from time to time.
o Scheduling one day every two weeks where you can eat any food you’ve been dreaming of is healthy for both your mind and your body. The key is to keep these days on schedule, so you are never off track with your planned diet.
o This trick can be especially helpful for those people who are looking at a new diet as a daunting task!
- Walk for 30-45 Minutes Outside Per Day: One of the worst parts of training for most people is the time they need to spend slaving away on the treadmill or stationary bicycle. Although there are interval training options and other strength-circuit training options for calorie burning, most people end of needing additional steady-state cardio in their training regime as well.
o Walking outside for 30-45 minutes per day will quickly make up any calories you need to burn, and is much more enjoyable than doing this cardio inside. Walking is also great to help you relax before sleep, or wake your mind up in the morning for your day.
- Don’t Train More Than 3 Days in a Row: This is a practical tip both physiologically, and mentally. Rest is good for our bodies, and only high-level professional athletes can maintain health while training for more than 2 or 3 days in a row. Humans were originally much better at “working” for extended days in a row, but we have slowly become worse at this over time.
o Especially if you are new to training overall, planning to work out for more than 3 days in a row will exhaust your strength and your mental focus.
o Keep your workouts short, intense, and with adequate rest in between for optimal results! Substitute your rest days with extended walks during the day for even better results!
Before beginning any time of training plan, it is best to understand the journey you have in front of you.
You can achieve all your goals with a proper plan, and a dedicated mind!