So you decided to get fit. Good choice my friend!
I suspect that you want to do it a little.. or a quick workout every few days.. not sweat much.. and eat the same sh*t.
Right now your decision is what it is: a decision, a will, a wish. Nothing is accomplished yet.
Well I have a question for you: Do you REALLY want to change?
If you do “a little” you will get a little and most likely you will drop your exercise routine in “a little” time.
Quick workouts don’t work. They will not modify your metabolism enough to see (and feel) much of a difference in your body. Besides, the moment you drop off those systems, your metabolism will give you back your body as if nothing changed.
DO NOT follow TV advertisements or other quick/fake crap! While quick workouts, DVD series, and fashion exercises and diets may help to get close to your idea of target, the real solution is only one: In order to get actively fit you need to accelerate your metabolism and keep it so.
The only way to achieve this goal is to get into a commitment to a valid exercise and nutrition program.
I know the sound of it may scare you, but you don’t have to became Lou Ferrigno in 2 days, so take a breather and relax.
It has scientifically proven that if you put too much ego at the beginning of your activity (exercise, diet, sports..) you will get bored quickly and most likely you will drop the program and lose your goals.
What if you just take it easy? Start on your own pace with what you like to do.
If you like running, start jog around the block or the park. If you can’t run you can just walk, but start somehow! Get up and do it.
As I said, don’t get in to Rocky Balboa mode, keep it easy and do your steps. Set a starting running time, 10 minutes a day for example.
But, keep doing it! Stay constant in your rhythm.
After the first run, schedule when it will be you next one and mark it as a date. This is commitment.
Don’t miss that date and keep it as a regular meeting every 2 or 3 days. Eat less in those days you are not working out and eat a bit more in those you are working out. Less fat and more proteins as a standard, and carbohydrates before exercise.
As the time pass by you will notice that you are improving and you are able to achieve more than when you started, and that is when you understand the time that your body take to grow, recover and feel good as a reaction to your actions.
If you want to have some extra fun on this, try to take a picture of your body before you start your first workout, take a picture every week or 10 days. Keep them for yourself, snap them and “forget” them.
After a while you can start scrolling from the first to the last and you will clearly see the difference and the results of your efforts.
This is a good way to let you understand your own pace for when and how to workout.
For my experience, I always been very skinny. Now that I can see my change since my first picture I’m always pushing it and asking: “How can I get more? Let’s see what else is possible to change and improve!”
You will be impressed how little it take to start your change when it’s represented in your own image. All the big steps you’ve made to start, will seem like normal lifestyle and you can just do them again and again.
Don’t give up on yourself!
Train yourself like you are the person you want to be.
The same person you will see on those pictures in the near future.