Sick and tired of the beast that is looking back at you in the mirror? In this article we will be taking a look at the best way to start getting healthy – change your lifestyle and feel more at home within yourself…
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I Hate That Bloody Mirror!!!
Yeah we’ve already covered that ‘mirror feeling’ – it’s happens every morning to 99.9% of us (seriously – it does!)
And you say to yourself, “When did this happen? How did I miss it? I’m going to trim down and get back in shape!”
Just one problem – you have no real idea where to start…and HOW to start!
This might be the very first time you’ve tried to shed that beer belly and get healthy. Sure, things didn’t exactly go to plan last time, or any other time you’ve tried it…but you’re convinced you are going to succeed this time…this time you are making a STAND!!!
Bingo – let’s do this…
They don’t work, you get overwhelmed, intimidated, feel like shit and crack open a beer…
What You Should be Eating
Let’s not beat around the bush here – we’re all grown ups and we know why we are in this shape…and what foods we’ve eaten to get ourselves to this point!
You are fully aware that lean protein and vegetables are good for you – you are also aware that enjoying a beer with friends is a very important part of life (we all need to let off steam occasionally!).
Choose your food thoughtfully and make sure you eat enough. If you start putting exercise in your life AND start eating small amounts – it will work against your efforts.
Your metabolism will slow down to conserve what fuel your body does have, your energy levels will dip, you will struggle to reach the results you are after.
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Make it Easy For Yourself to Work Out
When you get home from work take a couple of minutes to lay out your workout clothes for the following morning/day/whatever time you exercise.
Have it all ready to go – water, whatever you need to exercise comfortably, and then set your alarm for the next morning (if you choose to exercise in the mornings!).
Do all this before you start to unwind after getting home from work. This forces you to just get up and do it, and not have to take the time to find everything or make excuses for why you can’t.
Start Walking More!
Even if you manage to get out and run six days a week, the real key to lifelong fitness is to simply be more active – move more and eat less!
Just leave the car where it is for once – if the weather’s fine – walk (have you seen the price of petrol these days?). Try making a conscious effort to walk whenever and wherever you can.
I recommend picking up one of those fitness watches/bracelets – track yourself and see if you manage to hit 10,000 steps a day (don’t go for a FitBit – get a cheaper alternative rip-off for under $15!!!!).
Sleep is Also a Priority
There’s no point making plans to get healthier if you are staying up until one in the morning playing Call of Duty – long term health depends strongly on the amount of sleep you get.
On top of this – too little sleep can also impair weight loss efforts due to raised cortisol levels.
Aim for at least seven hours a night.
Stick to it – The 30 Day Habit
Yep – thirty days, that’s how long it will take you to create a healthy habit. And if you can stick to something for as long as that…the chances are you’ll get into a routine of making better choices naturally and without thinking about it later on.
Don’t go into it with ’30 days’ on your mind – just take it real slow and handle one day at a time. Some days you are going to ache…other days you may have picked up a cold etc…
Just aim for sticking to it for thirty days – regardless of what obsticales are put in your way.
The Best Way to Start Getting Healthy
Do you still have any concerns regarding the health journey you are about to take?
Have you tried to get healthy before and failed miserably?
If you have ANY questions regarding the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.