We all live busy lives. Even if we are able to relax, the city never does so we feel all that vibe every day. One of the major problems that my clients report when they start working with me via personal training or online coaching is the lack of time or energy to focus on themselves often enough, let alone stick to an exercise routine. It’s easy to get out of shape and it’s something that most busy professionals have experienced at one time or another.
After a long day at the office, it’s easy to get lazy in front of the TV each evening in order to wind down. And then if you don’t want to cook, takeaway food becomes appealing too. In short, it’s easy to see why fitness becomes an issue for many city-based professionals.
It doesn’t have to be that way though. Here are some tips that will help you get your fitness back on track and stop making excuses.
Re-Think Your Nutrition Habits
Losing body fat and building lean muscle is all it takes to get a toned body. It’s a myth that it takes more than that. While it sounds simple in principle, it comes with challenges, even though there’s no secret and the magic pill doesn't exist either, whatever supplement companies are trying to tell you.
You simply need to gain muscle and get rid of the fat layer covering them so they surface. You may not want to hear this, but most of your success will depend on what you do outside of the gym, more precisely in the kitchen. If showing off your lean muscles is your goal, you will need to start with improving your nutrition habits. Re-think your current approach to food and your meals and how you might improve it going forward.
The next important step is to build strong muscles. If your gym membership hasn’t been used in a while, it’s time to dust it down and put it to use again. Don't be afraid of the weights section, they will help you build up your strength gradually so long you follow a tailor designed workout plan.
It’s important not to over-train yourself to begin with because causing yourself injuries won’t help you get strong. If you have never done resistance training before, check out what I can do for you in person. With the guidance of personal training services, you’ll start noticing a difference in no time.
So now you have a solid nutrition and workout plan, there's only one thing to keep in mind: it’s important to stay consistent because that’s the only way you’re going to experience lasting changes. When times get tough and you don’t feel like sticking to your fitness plan, that's when you have to dig deeper, find ways to stay accountable for your choices and focus on why you started at the first place.
It can be hard to do at times but if you want to achieve a toned body, consistently doing the basic things right is one of the most important ingredients for success of all. It’s what so many people get wrong and that’s why they don’t hit their targets.
Work on Your Cardiovascular Fitness
Your body is a complex system and your overall fitness has many components, one of which is how healthy and fit your heart is. The better your cardio fitness is, the more efficient your workouts are going to become and combined with your strength training plan, cardio training will help you get leaner and the muscle that you’ve been building at the gym will eventually show off.
Hitting the treadmill or running outdoors is a good way to work on your cardiovascular fitness levels and it’s something that shouldn’t be ignored. IF you are not a fan of running, you can cycle, row or attend aerobics or specific cardio classes that you enjoy. It’ll make a real difference to how toned your body can get.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to make use of our professional personal training services. You’ll receive the guidance and structure you need to break out of your unhealthy habits and get in shape once and for all. Feel free to reach out for a commitment-free consultation.
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