A new year, a new set of resolutions. Most of us will include getting fit and healthy in our resolutions. But admittedly, getting into the rhythm of a healthy lifestyle is not easy. There are many ways to get off track.
Thankfully, there are also countless ways to make your entry into a fitter and healthier year easy.
1. Join a Fitness Club
From the Gold Coast to Perth, fitness clubs such as the Inside Out Health Club are available. These are the best places to go to surround yourself with like-minded people on a similar journey. There you can find dietitians, nutritionists, trainers, and classes. Every aspect of a fitness club is tailored to create a support system for you. Professionals can even create a personalized diet and workout regimen that you can follow.
2. Clean Your Pantry
Many experts will tell you that staying fit is 70% diet and 30% exercise. Avoid the temptation by throwing out all junk food from your home. If you want to avoid food wastage, donate the food as long as they are still sealed and far from their expiration date.
In lieu of overprocessed food, opt for fresh ingredients. If you can’t get certain items fresh, you can get the frozen or freeze-dried options instead. Cleansing your pantry is akin to cleansing your body. So, keep it as clean and natural as possible.
3. Find a Class That You Enjoy
Exercise does not need to be a chore. There will be days when you’re less inclined to get up and moving, but these are less likely to happen if you’re having fun. Explore the different types of exercise near you. Try running as a free form of cardio. You could also try dancing or pilates. If lifting weight is more to your taste, try strength-training.
Get a good coach or teacher who can help you find the main exercise that is best for you.
4. Respect Every Step of Your Journey
You can’t expect to see results overnight. And if you’re starting from a beginner level, you can’t expect to breeze through new diets and exercise easily. It’s easier said than done, but taking baby steps is better than none. A slow but steady pace is better than going hard and fast but then easily burning out.
Know that you are on an important step in your mission to be fit and healthy. And from here, with determination, you can expect rewarding results.
5. Keep a Journal or App
Stay on track by either logging into an application on your gadget or by writing a journal entry. These are easy ways to remember what you’re doing and when. This is also an important way for you to see what has worked and what hasn’t as you progress.
While you take note of the details, it is helpful to take down the numbers like weight, fat percentage, macro intake, etc. But it’s important not to get too caught up in arbitrary numbers. Set goals for yourself and base results on how you feel more than what a measuring tape or scale tells you how to feel.
Investing in your health and fitness is one of the best decisions you can ever make. It’s not going to be smooth-sailing all the time. But the pros can help you on your journey, and your future self will be eternally grateful.