1. Speed Dieting (hmm...)
"I don't use the scale as a measure of progress because for most people it keeps the focus off health and promotes unhealthy attitudes toward body image and self worth."
2.Waist Trainers (hmm...)
3. Accountability Partner (Better)
Talking with a friend, a mentor, a family member who also shares the same zeal for working out will encourage you to not only start but to keep going! Word is bond, so if you make a workout pact don’t be the person to flake. Take accountability serious enough to know that the results are dependent upon your own personal consistency, your partner is there to help mentally when things get tough.
With #bodygoals being a “thing” on social media, it’s not hard to find someone well versed in the worlds of nutrition or exercise science. A word of caution when it comes to personal trainers or wellness advocates: Do your due diligence. Ask questions, don’t just take their word for it, or even blindly believe their before and after photos. Everything is relative! Consider their clients’ progress over an extended period of time, not just after 30 days of work. Yes, fitness includes weight loss but it also includes consistently getting better, being agile, flexible and committed to the health and alignment of mind, body and spirit.
4. Routine (Best)
The truth: There are no quick fixes for your body in fitness.
Some of the aforementioned "fixes" are springing boards to allow you to to see results, but there is no 30 day plan that creates a sustainable bangin' body. There are no fast tracked fasts, eating diets, or temporary lifestyle changes that will create and keep the ideal body. It’s all about the way you choose to live your life—the day to day decisions you make.
Create a routine that you can commit to and consistently encourage and challenge your body. And start that routine now! Find fulfillment in the journey of fitness. Those incremental results are the key to body goals, because the truth is your body will continue to change.
Here’s a full body HIIT routine that you can start with today, at home:
My Personal Opinion
There is no one answer that fits all or everyone. Everyone's body is different and fitness is about YOUR body. Learn as much as you can about your body by trying and putting for an effort to be fit.
In this very moment your body is beautiful. Body goals aren't about perfection, it’s about being better in comparison to nobody but you.
I’ve been on my fitness journey for five years and have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows along the way. Until about a year ago when I finally started enjoying the journey in full that I reached and continue to set new #bodygoals. The workouts (working out sucks by the way!), the results, the mental stability of why I started, all of it works together to bring joy, release from stress and fulfillment that I am better.
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