If you want to be the best version of you, you need to put effort into the process. When clients come to Rising Fitness in Houston, Texas, at first they say that working out is hard and keeping the commitment to becoming fit is really tough. There are so many tugs on time that it’s easy to be distracted. You need a firm commitment and motivation to stick with the program, but when you start to see results, it’s all worth it.
Your health should be a top priority.
Good health means having more years and more life in those years. Nothing is as important, for without good health, everything is more difficult. Healthy eating and exercise can help prevent serious conditions. Best of all, unlike many medicines, the only side effect is that you look fabulous and feel great. You boost your energy level and that extends to other areas of your life. That means those hours you spent in the gym are returned by increased productivity.
The first step is setting a goal.
Without a specific goal, you can’t create a road map on how to reach your destination. Making the goal specific is important. It can’t vague, like “I want to look better” or “I want more energy.” It has to be more specific, such as “I will lose 25 pounds in the next three months.” The goal must be attainable. If you changed the goal to “I will lose 25 pounds by next week,” that’s not realistic. Once the goal is set, then break it down to smaller goals, such as losing 2 pounds a week. At that point, outline how you’ll do it, such as exercising regularly and eating healthy whole foods.
You won’t see the changes immediately, but you’ll feel them.
It takes a while to see the changes in your body. That extra weight and lack of muscle tone didn’t occur overnight, so it won’t change overnight either. However, the changes for the better will come sooner than you might expect. Withing the first two weeks, you’ll notice you have more energy. You’ll not only start moving faster, but you’ll also think clearer, too. Exercise and healthy eating improves both the body and the mind.
- Healthy eating isn’t dieting. It’s all about making better choices when you select your food. The hardest part is giving up food with added sugar and highly processed food, but once you do, you’ll notice how great whole food tastes and how great you’ll feel.
- The changes to create a new you should include getting adequate sleep. It makes weight loss easier, since lack of sleep increases the production of ghrelin, the hunger hormone and reduces leptin, the hormone that makes you feel full.
- Staying hydrated is extremely important. Increasing your water consumption can boost your energy level. If you drink a glass of water before a meal, it can also help you lose weight. If you don’t like plain water, try infused water.
- Making lifestyle changes like eating healthier, regular exercise, adequate sleep and hydration can help you live longer and healthier. It reduces the potential for serious conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Most people find it levels fasting blood sugar levels and lowers blood pressure.
For more information, contact us today at Rising Fitness Gym