✋🏻STOP THINKING IT WILL BE EASY!✋🏻 We all have seen adverts on exercise, workout videos. The models in these always look pretty, toned and 😃smiling. They make it look so easy and fun - and we all think - I can do that, and if I do, ill look just like that. ❌NO! Remember these models(most of the time) did not wake up one morning and was toned, fit and smiling. They had to work for it - the kind of hard work that comes form making exercise a priority. Just buying a gym membership or hiring a trainer is not going to magically make exercise easier
Today’s top tip is to STOP THINKING IT WILL BE EASY!
- Be realistic about HOW MUCH exercise and consistency with nutrition you will NEED to really lose body fat or gain muscle. People who achieve results train at least 1 hour a day, most days of the week to lose and maintain weight. Most of us need time to work up to that amount of exercise. Which means fat loss takes time and is a slow process
- Be realistic about HOW MUCH exercise you can actually DO. This depends on your schedule and fitness level. Start there and with time, add more. - Understand that it will be UNCOMFORTABLE. If you want to change your body, you have to get out of your comfort zone and challenge your body with more than it's used to, eventually adding more intensity. That will be uncomfortable but, understanding the difference between good pain and bad pain will help you figure out what's normal and what's not. Most of the time when we exercise and especially when we start to exercise we experience DISCOMFORT (not pain). It is part of exercise and training and can be an indication that your workouts are pushing you to improve your cardiovascular capacity and strength. The discomfort of muscle fatigue, for example, is common after lifting weights or after a hard run.This sort of discomfort, while not pleasant, is normal.