I have clients from all over the world, including the great state of Texas, they all seem to want several things. They want to feel better, have more energy and look better. While exercise won’t make you taller or change body type, you can trim your body and make it svelte and muscular. You can get the body you want, but it takes some effort on your part. It doesn’t come from hoping and wishing. Following a healthy diet and a program of exercise can make the difference in whether you’re successful or not.
Remember, change doesn’t happen overnight.
To get the change you want, you have to make many small changes and some big ones, plus stick with those changes consistently. It may mean giving up food that has added sugar or following a meal plan regularly. Increasing your activity level increases the amount of calories you burn and when done consistently, builds muscles. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does, so you’ll be burning more calories 24/7. Effectively, you’ll be boosting your metabolism.
You just have to take charge and start.
Starting is one of the hardest things to do. Newton’s Law of Motion, an object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion, says it all when it comes to making changes in your life. The first step, the step that changes your life from inactive to active or from eating unhealthy to eating healthy, is hard, but there’s no better time to do it than now.
Focus on one day at a time.
Don’t think about how long it will take, just pledge to do what is necessary to be successful for that day. It will help if you schedule your workout at the same time every day. Put it on your schedule, so it becomes an appointment for your health. You’re more likely to keep an appointment. Use the meal plans to make meals ahead on the weekend, so all you have to do is heat and eat during the week.
- Having the body you want is all about focusing on creating healthier habits, whether it’s exercise or dietary. After a while, your taste in food changes the longer you eat healthy and you’ll even crave exercise when you don’t do it.
- Meal plans offer exchange foods, so you won’t have to eat food you hate. They’re based on your nutritional needs. They even include a shopping list so you’ll always have everything you need on hand.
- When you eat food with added sugar, it tends to dull the taste buds. You have to eat more and more to get the sweet flavor. The longer you go without added sugar, the more you’ll be able to taste the natural sweetness of fruit.
- Be kind to yourself. Praise yourself when you accomplished the day’s mission for a healthy lifestyle. Be your own best friend and cheerleader. If you have a slip up, don’t give up. Just immediately restart your program.