The Cold Hard Truth of Getting Fit
This entry was posted on April 28, 2018.
There are two types of people: those who are always on-the-go, proactive individuals, who greet each day with energy and there are those who spend their waking day choosing a sedentary lifestyle. Our motivation level isn’t the same and not everyone is keen on getting fit. Reasons include:
- Not enough time to fit exercise into the schedule
- Medical condition
- Just general laziness
One Step at a Time
While some reasons may seem valid, there are still ways to get your workout game on even for just in short bursts and minutes. For example, if you’re too lazy to commit to a full program (and you’d rather plant yourself on the couch during weekends), do leg exercises while watching television or planks during commercial breaks. You’ll realize later on the effect of exercise on your body and may even push you to do more than just leg lifts.
On the other hand, starting to get a healthy lifestyle isn’t going to be a walk in the park. The truth hurts, but you have to see the light at the end of the tunnel–a goal that will keep you going. If you’re on your way to becoming healthy, getting fit, and lose that fat, here are some truths that you need to remember.
You’ll Feel Pain. A Lot.
The first few days of exercising can be daunting. You’ll already feel the burn in just one set and you just want to quit right there and then. Becoming sore after a round of exercise is natural since your body and muscles are adjusting to the motions that you don’t usually make on a daily basis. It’s like jolting them awake after a long deep slumber. This pain can be excruciating, but it also means you are making progress.
Exercise Machines Are Not Necessary, But They Can Be Useful
You’ll get a more defined body if you use fitness equipment in your exercise regimen. Plus, it makes everything easier. Elliptical exercise machines, for example, can help you get a more defined leg. Machines these days have built-in monitors to help you track your progress and even your heart rate. The Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer is among the machines with this type of feature and even an automated voice to motivate the user.
You Can’t Do This in One Go
Just because you have sweat for hours doesn’t mean that you’re getting there. Results don’t happen overnight and you just don’t immediately see them after a workout. Consistency is the key. Keep doing these exercises, increasing it’s difficulty and you’ll finally get to see the results you wanted.
Exercising Alone Won’t Help You Lose Fat
Ever wonder why you still have a bloated belly even after all those crunches and planks? The culprit is the food you’re eating. Calories can sneak up everywhere from that bread you eat for breakfast or your favorite pasta dish. You just can’t constantly burn fat every time you down a soda or munch on some chips. It’s hard, but you need to understand that achieving a healthy lifestyle or a fit body takes dedication and commitment.
There’s No Shortcut
Diet pills or machines that claim that you’ll lose fat in just a week—these are some of the known shortcuts people take. At the end of the day, you still have to get off your couch and get moving. No amount of topical creams to melt the fat away or give you that toned body. You need to put your body and muscle at work. Getting that shortcut can also put you in a compromising situation such as injury and medical issues.
Remember that You’re Not Alone
A lot of people easily give up the minute they’re into it. You are not alone in this journey, but it doesn’t mean you should do the same. It will take a while for some to realize the benefits of exercising. You don’t need to endure in this part alone; Fitness Expo is here to provide you quality commercial gym equipment as well as at home fitness equipment for all your exercise needs. Come see us in our stores in Jackson (Mississippi area), Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Kenner, and Metairie.
Start packing up for your fitness adventure and see the results on the way. Good luck!