You know that pool of sweat you get drenched in half way through a workout? Sure you do. Well, we know it, too. Push-up after push-up after push-up… does make your stomach burn and your face go red like it’s doomsday, but for some reason, it often feels like the results aren’t equal to the amount of effort you invest… right?
The truth is, each and every one of us has a different fitness story to tell depending on what we would like to achieve. Not everyone has the same level of motivation nor the same goals, but we all aim to become better, stronger, and healthier. And although things do feel impossible at times and you’d rather binge on cheeseburgers, Coke and Netflix, you should always have the bigger picture in mind – the one where you are healthier, happier and more optimistic about your inner and outer self. With that in mind, we’re listing out a few tips that can help you reach that goal.
Fitness Faults No More
Before entering the gym, you should familiarize yourself with the equipment there. Not because it’s hard to use or anything but to make sure you will use it correctly, achieve the desired results and not end up hurting yourself. Also, you don’t want to look foolish by using the machines that are meant to target a completely different group of muscles than the one you want, right?
Don’t Exercise, Enjoy
The hardest part about working out is committing to your fitness journey, i.e. being regular. You might’ve set your mind to do it a few times by now but unless you get up and actually do it, there’s not much point. Try to do something out of the ordinary and turn it into a workout (in case you really can’t stand going to the gym). Dancing and hiking are your best choices, since they require little to no prior preparation and plus, they can be really fun.
Mix Up Your Workout Regime
You can’t be a creature of habit forever… or you can, but you’ll end up getting so bored of it that you’ll start hating working out entirely. From time to time, shake up your workout routine and introduce something you haven’t done before. Introducing new moves and exercises is a surefire way to keep yourself interested and motivated.
Combine Two Things At Once
Cardio alone can be a bore and if you’re not really up for it, you will just be wasting your time. However, you can now make sure you get enough cardio, while also working on your core muscles. A combined workout yields great results, but it can be quite difficult on your body. Remember to gradually work your way towards more demanding routines… otherwise, you might risk hurting yourself.
Make It Quick and Strong
When you’re running short of time, it’s best to utilize a more burst-oriented workout regime. This means that you should focus on high-intensity training rather than slowly working your way up to more advanced moves. Although, an intense workout session can only be effective with a little help on the side. Yes, you’ve guessed it: we’re talking cellulite massages, cool sculpting sessions, body wraps and plenty other non-invasive treatments women (and men!) everywhere swear by.
For instance, Hollywood actresses have gone crazy about cool sculpting in 2017, which appears to be the top treatment for body shaping! Along come the gorgeous women of Australia who, apart from having the sea as their main fitness ally, have also included the technique in their beauty regimens, pairing it up with their workouts for even better results. Their favorites are CoolSculpting treatments in Perth, as they help get rid of fat and give the body the desired shape. So, we suggest you find your desired treatment and go for it.
Get active right now, don’t just fantasize about having a finely tuned and mesmerizing body… get to it! Without hard work and a bit of pain, there really is no gain. Once you find a way to make your workouts more interesting and enjoyable, you’ll once again embrace the sweet nectar of feeling good; the more you work on yourself, the better you’ll look and feel. Struggling with a lot of pent-up negative energy is no good, and physical exercise helps relieve the body and mind of stress and other negative feelings you may have been cultivating for a while. Think about it this way: one hour of “sacrifice” a few times a week will bring you hours of happiness and satisfaction in the long run. Sound good? Sure it does!