However, two and a half years ago, something just clicked, and clicked for good since I jumped on the workout train and haven't gotten off since. Nor do I intend to. Indeed, now I LOVE to
workout and can't imagine not doing it.
So what clicked?
6 Tips that helped me, and can help you too:
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1. Identify your stumbling personal block(s) & then correct them. I had various. One of them was food- not enough, and not the right kind. I used to eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast most mornings. Ever try to put out an hour or two of physical activity after a bowl of cereal? I don't care WHAT the commercials say, it just wasn't working for my body. But now that I drink breakfast, I'm getting way more calories and ones that are actually full of nutrition translated to enough muscle power to workout like a beast afterwards.
2. Do your research & know what the heck you are doing. You know how some exercise equipment says, "get a Dr.'s evaluation before using this?" Well...I don't know who actually would take that literally, but, that's the right idea. You can't expect yourself to just magically "know" what the right equipment for an exercise is or if you are doing that squat properly. It matters because you could get hurt, and then there's just one more reason why not to exercise.
3. Develop realistic goals & motivations for yourself. It is known that diet rather than working out is actually what makes you shed the Lbs. In other words, if you think you're going to run every once in a while as a way to justify that slice of pizza, think again.
What working out actually does for you is boost your overall fitness level of course, including strengthening muscles (which does burn fat & create a different shape to your body) and increasing your endurance, balance, and flexibility. If you are in this only to lose weight it probably won't stick because you won't necessarily see the results you are looking for.
I do have 3 more tips to share, but I'm saving those for tomorrow's post so you don't feel overloaded today! Stay tuned folks!