Archive for July, 2010
When the invitation arrived in the mail last week, I was slightly apprehensive to say the least. Had it really been 10 years since I graduated high school? All the memories came flooding back – the good times and the bad, the moments of triumph and embarrassment that seemed so important back then. These days I barely keep in touch with anyone from high school, but I still call a couple of old classmates from time to time.
I called them up and we discussed the reunion that was just a few months away. After getting the usual gossip out of the way, our thoughts turned to self-image. It seems like a cliché given all the movies that have touched on the topic, but it really is important to look good for one’s high school reunion. I wanted to show those popular jocks and cheerleaders that I had changed. Undergoing a body transformation would mean instituting a serious workout regimen, but I was up to the task; I immediately went out and purchased the ChaLEAN Extreme workout system.
If you’re serious about losing weight, it’s important that you accompany your life changes with a correlated change in attitude. After all, the people that truly succeed with weight loss are those that approach it as a life change. It’s not merely a temporary diet or a new exercise routine. Rather, these changes are just facets of living your healthier lifestyle.
This is why the fitness diet that you undertake should constantly be changing and altering as your dietary and fitness needs change. After all, if you’ve finally reached your target weight, it doesn’t mean that your healthy lifestyle is over. It simply means you can alter your routine. Rather than aiming for rapid calorie reduction, you’ll now be looking to tone your muscles and maintain your weight with a mix of cardio and healthy foods. Products like the P90X fitness guide won’t only show you how to meet your fitness goals, it’ll help you stay there too.
It’s important that all people get a regular amount of exercise to promote overall health and wellness. But this doesn’t mean we need to do the same old boring running to break a sweat, there are a lot of exercises that promote both fitness and fun. For example, sports are a great way to break a sweat, but can be difficult to enjoy without a group of people.
For those people who don’t have friends to play sports with, dancing is another great way to break a sweat, and can be done in the comfort of the home, or out at a club. Dance workouts keep your heart pumping and can even build muscle. And unlike lifting weights or running on a treadmill, you can use the skills you learn dancing outside of the gym.
The best method to achieve your fitness goals is to stick to them. 95% of all fitness programs fail because the person who wants to get in shape doesn’t have the dedication to stick with a plan, and over time starts to deviate and eventually lose interest. If you keep telling yourself that you don’t have time for fitness, but that you want to get in shape, you need to make time. If you give up on your fitness routine when an event comes up, then you will be much more likely to blow it off in the future for similar reasons. There are two essential steps to achieving your fitness goal: having a plan, and executing it. If you don’t think about the first step long enough then the second step will be much harder.
Hiring a personal trainer to help create your fitness plan is a considerable investment, but some people require that outside source of motivation to stay committed. If you don’t feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars on a trainer, don’t fret; there are other option. Utilizing a video Shaun T Insanity can have the same motivational impact for a fraction of the cost. Just remember, results don’t happen instantly!