This post is about two things that help me in my fitness process without getting frustrated or overwhelmed.
Keeping it simple:
If you Google weight-loss you will find loads of articles, if you look at the newspaper/magazine rack there will tones of health magazines available all with lots of suggestions, lots of ideas. For me this information overload is something that makes fitness sound more complicated than it actually is. I know all of us are keen on doing the most effective workouts, we are always looking for the healthiest food option but I think it’s always good to keep it simple. Depending on your fitness level your simple will change.When you are just starting your journey it’s better to start with any activity you can do instead of wasting time trying to figure out which type of workout. I know it’s important to find something that works best for you but just adding some sort of activity can be a good start while doing your research. I feel once you are used to do some sort of workout then trying new/different workouts or training for something is a lot easier to manage.
Even your food plan, why not start with just avoiding junk food, then move towards counting calories, reading labels and constantly improving your choices over time.
I feel if you take a step by step approach rather than jumping directly to something more complicated the change is not sudden so it is more manageable.
Keep it real:
All of us have different schedules, different responsibilities just because somebody else can manage working out twice a day does not mean you have to make a similar plan, its always better to make a plan that you can stick to for long term instead of making a plan that is difficult for you to follow through because every time my plan fails I feel like I failed but sometimes it’s just that my plan was not good, I based my plan on something that I read in a magazine or heard about without thinking about how to fit in my life. I think its best to keep reality in mind when making a fitness plan, know how much time you have in a day, know your schedule, prioritise your day and decide your fitness plan so you can make sure you can continue your fitness journey for a life time. I'm not saying don't give importance to your workouts or your food all I am saying is make a plan that fits in your life rather than copying somebody else.
As you continue your fitness journey your simple and real both will change, you will be able to do more and managing a healthy lifestyle will become your second nature
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