We all want to be healthy and know we will live a full and long life. But, it can be hard taking that first step to a better lifestyle. Particularly, when that means starting an exercise routine and getting ready to diet. We start to build roadblocks for ourselves and make up excuses about why we cannot do it. Ultimately we reach the point where it can seem impossible to even get in a good shape. Luckily, we are here to tell you that it is not as hard as you think to get fit. In fact you can do in five steps. Sounds simple enough, right?
Step 1: Set A Goal
You can download an app to help with this if you like or do it purely by memory and determination. But there are apps you can download to record and keep track of your weight, your diet and your exercise. Your goal is probably going to be a figure. This could be your ideal weight or your ideal dress size. It doesn’t matter as long you have it fixed firmly in your mind, you can push yourself to get there.
Step 2: Fix Your Diet
We will get to exercise a little bit further down but first we want you to keep one thing in mind. You can not hope for the results unless you put the effort in and that means doing everything not just one of our recommendations. What we mean is if you love exercise then that is brilliant. But, you are not going to get anywhere unless you can control your diet. Again, you can use an app for this but the easier way is to cut ready made meals out your diet and ensure you are eating natural, home cooked foods. If you like, you can increase the amount of fruit and veg you are eating. A big mistake people make when dieting is to cut out meals. This is unnecessary and can be quite dangerous. You are much better off eating the same number of meals a day and just reducing the average amount of calories.
Step 3: Beat Your Addictions
We all have addictions and admittedly some are more harmful than others. For instance alcohol addiction is more damaging than being obsessed with fall TV schedule. But, all addictions have one thing in common. They can be beaten. If you are woman with a drug problem then you can try a women’s drug treatment. If you think you are addicted to the internet, try finding a more active activity to keep you entertained. Beat your addiction and you will immediately be on track for a healthier life.
Step 4: Get An Exercise Routine
Your last step is to start an exercise routine. How vigorous it is will depend on how much you want to achieve and how out of shape you are. We recommend you start with a few easy exercises in the morning before work. You could do ten star jumps and ten squats. This is just to get you into the habit of exercising every day. After you get used to it, you can try a more strenuous workout.
By following these steps, we guarantee you will be looking at a healthier tomorrow.