It can be difficult to start something new, like exercising or eating less processed food. I am aware of how difficult it is for the majority of the people I teach; it was difficult for me when I made this decision. And I can only assume that it must be even harder for those who have chronic illnesses that can contaminate their daily activities.
Where there is a will, there is a way, though. And I’m eager to share just one of the numerous motivational tales I’ve discovered. Then this post will be right up your alley if you’re seeking for ideas to help you take action and become a healthier and better version of yourself by improving your physical appearance and by leading a better and healthier life.
4% OF YOUR DAY, MAXIMUM Lack of time is the justification I hear from individuals the most. I am aware that everyone has a busy schedule and that there is always work to be done or somewhere to be. However, you give something a high priority when you genuinely want to do it or have it done. You schedule it in.
In one of his interviews, Arnold Schwarzenegger used to state, “1-hour workout is simply 4% of your day.” That suddenly doesn’t sound like a very long time, does it?
Additionally, you may exercise effectively in just 30 minutes as opposed to an entire hour, and you can exercise every other day rather than every day. So, I can’t really use the “I don’t have time” justification.
You can work out when the Pope, the President, and other important people have free time. All you have to do is prioritize it.
ARRIVE EARLY One quick tip that I began experimenting with in 2015 and eventually developed a habit of is getting up early. When you get up two to three hours before everyone else, it is remarkable how effectively you can plan your day.
At five in the morning, there are no interruptions, no calls to return, no meetings to go to, the kids are asleep, and you have time to yourself. So it’s a good idea to find 30 to 40 minutes during that time of day to exercise.
ET “The Hip Hop Preacher” frequently discusses this, and I myself am a strong proponent of rising early.
Let me just offer you a brief excerpt from an interview with Dwaine “The Rock” Johnson before we move on to the following point:
That’s what I’m referring to right now.
Try it out, then. I am aware that it can be challenging to get up early, particularly if you are not a morning person, but try it. Maybe you’ll get used to it.
Personally, I’ve found that keeping your phone and alarm clock in a different room greatly aids in sleep. In this case, you’ll have to get out of bed, go to the phone, and silence the alarm. There’s a significant probability you’ll press the snooze button if you place it near to the bed.
GET STARTED SLOWLY You must begin at the bottom and work your way up to the top, just like in everything else in life. Everyone expects results right away, but that’s not how exercise works, I know. It demands time and work. And anyone who tells you otherwise is either mistaken or trying to con you out of money.
So take tiny steps at first and be patient. Put forth the effort, but don’t anticipate any results until after two to three months of diligent labor.
I am aware that the exercises may seem difficult at first, but begin cautiously and progress from there. It’s okay if you can only jog for five minutes. You’ll see improvement if you do that for a month. Enjoy the trip. You will eventually be able to jog for 40 or 60 minutes with ease.
I can still clearly recall when I started lifting weights. At first, it was really difficult for me, but I soon became better and better at it. I opted to pursue a profession as a certified personal trainer because I kind of liked it.
DO NOT GO UP AGAINST THE OTHERS Comparing yourself to the person sitting next to you while you’re just getting started might be detrimental to your self-esteem. I am aware that I was taught it. Everyone in the gym was more fit, stronger, more attractive, and more skilled at using all the equipment.
But I guess we all have to start somewhere. Everybody started out as a beginner at some point, and everyone started out unfit.
Instead, put your attention on growing better every day. Make an effort to become a better version of yourself , and you will advance. Quit focusing on the others. Put an end to comparing yourself to someone who has been exercising for a long time.
Instead, try to beat up the person in the mirror.
WITH TIME, IT BECOMES EASIER I have excellent news for you if you are one of those persons who drags themselves to the gym every day and dislikes physical activity in general. Over time, it becomes simpler.
Your body and mind adjust to it, and eventually it develops into a habit. Heck, you might even begin to enjoy it if you realize that you are improving at it, that you are beginning to look better, or that your friends are congratulating you on how much weight you’ve dropped or how toned up you look.
BE INSPIRATION I said at the outset of this post that I would share a tale with you in order to inspire and motivate you.
This is the tale of Furious Pete, a man who enjoys a lot of popularity on YouTube. His key characteristic is that he consumes food of all kinds quickly. But he also enjoys working out, which is how I found his YouTube account.
Pete received a cancer diagnosis one day, underwent surgery, and recovered for a period. He had to undergo chemotherapy after the cancer returned. He opens up about his struggles on his YouTube channel, but he never stops working out and staying as active as a person in his situation can be.
The man and his story greatly inspire me. I doubt many of us can offer justifications if he can accomplish it.
NOW TO YOU Having said that, it is entirely up to you to discover the inner drive and fortitude to get moving and live your life as normally as possible, regardless of your circumstance or condition.
Everything has a route around it. The only issue is whether you have the resolve to follow that course.
Tyler has over 10 years of experience as a certified personal trainer that focuses on weight loss and functional training with female clients between the ages of 30-65. Through his websites PTPioneer.com and YouTube Channel , he also takes pleasure in assisting others in becoming the best personal trainers in the business.