Focus on Fitness to Lose Weight
Many are the times when individuals give up on their fitness programs simply because it did not work out as they expected. Maybe they did not see any changes in the first two weeks and opted to end it or maybe they just got bored. Whatever the reason may be, the key to a successful fitness program is basically to focus on fitness. It is all in the mindset. Making your fitness and health a priority in life is the only way to get the most out of your fitness program.
Majority start fitness programs with the aim of losing weight. Rome was never built in a day! So is that perfectly sculpted body you are after. Patience, persistence and discipline are vital elements in achieving this goal. However, without making fitness your priority, one will also find excuses why not to continue with their fitness program. Even if you actually manage to continue with the fitness program, it will not bear any fruits so long as you do no put any focus on fitness. You have 24 hours each day, for three hundred and sixty five days a year. The kind of activities one does during this time are what use up the time. There are those that use up more time than the rest, making them your priorities.
How much time do you dedicate to fitness out of the 24 hours available daily? Most people claim to be too busy in the office to eat right or continue with their fitness program. This excuse does not make sense. By focusing on fitness, one should always allocate ample time daily for their fitness program. Make it your life priority. After all, your health is more important than any other aspect of life!
In addition to this, making massive changes all at once does not in any way improve your fitness program. All it does is worsen it. In fact, research shows that drastic changes in eating and workout programs such as starvation diets are the main causes of failure in fitness programs. Tiny baby steps are the key to a successful fitness program. Start by simple day to day routines such as jogging and slowly progress to heavyweight routines. Trying to drastically switch from a couch potato to a bodybuilder within days only overworks the body. By taking baby steps, the body slowly acclimatizes to the fitness routines. Within months, you will have upgraded to the most complex fitness routines and lost a couple of pounds while at it.
The steps below will help you focus on your fitness program making it a priority:
- Start by making a list of all the activities you undertake on a normal day. Be it taking a walk, going to the office, watching movies or surfing the internet; write it down.
- Next, sort the activities out. Which ones help improve your fitness? Which ones are bad for your health? Have you included enough fitness program activities in the list? Which ones can you do without? Which ones can you not do without?
- Now make a new list excluding all the activities that do not contribute to you fitness and include more that contribute to your fitness such as more visits to the gym or extra basketball games with your friends.
- Lastly, follow your new list religiously!