5 Things you can do Today to Acheive your Fitness Goals Tomorrow

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Written by Samantha Olivier

It is all about the small steps. Progress little by little, and you will surely advance towards achieving your fitness goals. Maintaining discipline and staying in one lane is a bit harder for people who lack a bit of mental toughness. What matters is to keep moving forward, and here are 5 things you can do today in order to support your progress and get ready for a fit tomorrow.
Be Consistent
Forget the TV ads, because there are no easy ways or quick fixes for becoming fit. Real work gives real results, and this comes with consistency. Training consistently for about 10-12 weeks will give tremendous results, but they will keep compounding as you continue working. After longer periods of exercising, the results will add up even though they may be less noticeable. After months, or even years of strength training, your body will keep changing. You will set yourself up for success by being consistent and by keeping it simple, and that is the key. Set your mind up for the long haul, and enjoy what you are doing.
Avoid Frequent Routine Changes
Changing your fitness routine within a month or less is not effective. Every new exercise you do requires practice, and your nervous system needs several months to adapt. After it has adapted, muscle growth usually occurs. It means that you will not see your muscles get pumped if you keep changing the routine every couple of weeks, as your neurons do not have time to adapt properly. Some muscles, like bicep curls and tricep extension, do not require as much neural adaptation, so there is no need to worry about changing exercises that affect them. Do not change the entire routine, but replace certain exercises with others which are related to the same muscle group. For instance, switch between dumbbell and barbell shoulder presses.
Adjust Your Nutrition Program
Control your carb, fat and sugar intake. Concentrate on proteins, because they are known as the “building blocks of muscles”. An active individual needs enough protein to produce growth, and one’s protein intake should be between 1.2 and 1.5 grams per pound of lean bodyweight. Carbohydrate and fat intake can be modified to aid your training, according to your fitness goals and training plan. Unlike junk food, protein is more satiating, and it is more difficult to eat 1,000 calories of protein, than the same number of carb calories.
Choose Your Supplements Wisely
If you have never tried taking supplements, and do not know what to expect, know that there are no ideal ones that will magically reach your goals for you. Again, there is no magic, and you still have to make an exercise plan, exercise, and eat the right foods regularly. However, quality supplements can add to your fitness routine by giving you additional energy (help aid your lifts) and promote protein synthesis (required for muscle growth). I suggest checking out Legion Athletics supplements for extra protein and multivitamins that you need for a good and hard training session.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Someone’s body is simply genetically destined to get ripped much easier. Each of our bodies is different, and you should not believe all the trainers and fitness models when say it is easy and everybody can do it. Social media marketing often twists the real picture, so you have to be careful when listening to all you hear. Comparisons require metrics, are always unfair, they deprive us of joy and rob us of time. Comparing always puts focus on the wrong person, and there is no end to the possible number of comparisons.
In order to achieve any fitness goals, one needs to act with conviction and to have a great sense of purpose. I hope you understand how you can affect your future fitness goals, even by bringing an important decision regarding your nutrition, or realizing the fact that your body is unique as everyone else’s.

Author Bio: Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogospere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her on Twitter at Sam _ Olivier , or in a tea shop.


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