The Surefire Way to Get the Body You’ve Always Wanted

We’ve all got our own idea of the perfect body. Some people like slim bodies, others like curvy. Whatever idea you have of the perfect body, you need to know that you can achieve it. If you have the desire, drive, and right attitude, you can get exactly where you want to be! It’ll take time and hard work, but you can do it. In a few months, you’ll wish you’d started right now. Just think of where you could be! Here are a few tips to get the body you’ve always wanted – it’s actually really simple!

Make Sure You’re Eating Right

No matter what anybody tells you, you can’t eat what you want if you exercise. It is impossible to outtrain a bad diet. Eating the right foods is key to getting the body you’ve always wanted! Getting your diet on point is not about going on a diet. Let me make that clear. ‘Dieting’ is a bad thing to do, and a terrible mindset to have. This is a lifestyle choice, so make sure you see it that way. Here are my tips:

  • Include natural foods in your diet. Eat plenty of vegetables.
  • Track your food with an app like MyFitnessPal.
  • Make sure you’re eating enough protein, carbs, and healthy fats.
  • Never cut out a food group to lose weight.
  • Allow treats in moderation. Be sensible.
  • Don’t starve yourself.
  • Read nutritional labels before eating something. You might be surprised at what’s in it!
  • Watch out for foods that bloat you. Everybody is different.

Start Training

Training is the key to shaping your body the way you want it. There are different ways to train, so it depends on your goals and what you enjoy. Just bear in mind that all body types and shapes are different, so you can’t get the same shape body as Jennifer Lopez if it isn’t in your genetics. That being said, you can make the most of what you’ve got and be the best version of yourself! I love to lift weights, as they help me to shape my body the best way I can. I also do HIIT, to help me burn fat. However, I know some girls prefer to do fat burning circuits that include resistance training. This also helps to shed fat and shape the body, but in a slightly different way. A personal training company could give you more advice on the best route for your goals.

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Don’t Give Up

That’s it: once you have your diet right and your training sorted, the key is to refuse to give in. Consistency will get you where you need to be. We all have off days, you just have to try to make them as far in between as you can. I’ve had days where I’ve chosen a nap over the gym. I’ve had days where I’ve chosen a bag of crisps over broccoli. But I don’t beat myself up about it: I simply go back to doing what I was doing before, and all of the good outweighs the bad.

I hope you found this helpful!

Why You Should Mix Up Your Training Routine

If you want to get fit and healthy, you need to start training. However, it isn’t enough to train; you need to continuously challenge yourself. If your body isn’t challenged, it won’t change! This post is going to talk to you more about mixing up your training routine and challenging yourself to change your body:

You’ll Be More Likely to Stick to it

If you do the same thing in the gym day in day out, you’re going to get bored pretty quickly. Eventually your enthusiasm will peter out and you’ll stop going. If you mix up your training routine, you’ll be much more likely to stick to it. I recommend doing a different workout every day, and repeating the same exercises on the same days the next week so you can see if you’re improving. You can then change things up again. I have a 4 week training program at the moment that I repeat as many times as I feel I need to before I change it.

You’ll Get Overall Fitness

By mixing up your routine and trying new things, you’ll get overall fitness. Although we all want to look good, being fit is more important. If you usually do kickboxing, for example, it might be nice to head to a yoga studio for a change. It’ll be nice to do something different and you might find something else you like to do!

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You Can Break Through a Plateau

We all hit a plateau with our training from time to time. We get to a certain stage, and we just can’t lift any heavier or go any faster. When this happens, it could be time to mix things up. This can help you to break through your plateau later on!

How to Mix Things Up

You need to enjoy what you’re doing, so make sure you keep your training routine interesting. If you don’t like it, you won’t stick to it, and that’s a fact. Here are a few tips to help you mix it up:

  • Find variations of the exercises you usually do.
  • Add more weight.
  • Have a shorter rest time.
  • Turn your workout into a circuit.
  • Try a class you’ve always wanted to try.
  • Start training different muscle groups on different days.

The key is to keep everything interesting, and make sure you’re challenging yourself each and every time you workout. Doing the same thing is OK for a while, as you can check your progress, however, you should definitely change things up. If you’re still not seeing results from your efforts, here are a few things you can do:

  • Look at your diet. You can’t outtrain a bad diet!
  • Make sure your rest periods are challenging.
  • Reduce/increase cardio.
  • Check your form.
  • Drink more water.
  • Take progress pictures.
  • Be consistent!

There’s nothing complicated about any of this. You get out of it what you put in, so make sure you’re being honest with yourself. How much are you challenging yourself really? The only person you need to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!