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Two of the most common New Year’s resolutions are to eat healthier and exercise more. It could be because people want to lose weight and bulk muscle up; they want a body transformation.
Transforming your body isn’t easy, which is why many people who make a health resolution give up visiting the gym regularly by February. It takes time, patience, and commitment to achieve the body of your dreams.
Here are five tips to keep in mind to help you stick to your body transformation goals.
1. Keep Workouts Consistent
To see results faster, you need to stick to a regular workout routine. This means working out even on days where you may not feel like it. You won’t see the results you want if you skip a week of working out (although if you get sick, you definitely want to give your body a rest from the gym.)
If you need help staying on track with your workouts or progress, try to find a workout better or better yet, hire a body transformation coach. They will encourage you and ensure that you don’t fall off the fitness wagon.
2. Avoid Distractions
Technology has made it tempting to stop in between reps to text a friend or check email. Once you’re distracted, however, it can be a struggle to continue with the workout. Try to power the phone off or put it away so you can concentrate on your exercising and finish it on time.
3. Choose Strength Training Over Cardio When Pressed For Time
Many fitness experts will tell you that strength training is more important than cardio when you have limited time to work out. Lifting weights does double duty because it both increases muscle mass and boosts your metabolism, leading to weight loss.
4. Allow Yourself a Cheat Day
It goes without saying that healthy, balanced eating that includes protein-rich meals is just as important as working out to lose weight and build muscle. But you should also give yourself a cheat day once in a while so that you don’t feel deprived of your favorite foods.
A cheat day is not an excuse to binge; rather, it’s a chance to enjoy food and beverages that are normally off-limits. This may mean enjoying a beer with a couple of slices of pizza or indulging in a decadent dessert. A study has shown that cheat days actually help dieters lose weight.
5. Stay Positive
If you do miss a few workouts or end up eating more food then intended, don’t beat up on yourself. What the mind envisions, the physical form follows. Maintaining a positive attitude and staying focused on your end goal will go a long way with your body transformation.
Follow These Body Transformation Tips
It takes perseverance, but sticking to these tips will help you along your body transformation journey. Keep at it and before long you’ll see your body shift into the shape you want it to be.
We have plenty of more tips that can help you transform your body and life through a healthy lifestyle. See our newest health and fitness posts to learn more!