Getting In Shape Where to Start?
Making a commitment that lasts! There are many facets to getting in shape. It’s not just about cardio, and it’s not just about lifting the heaviest weight you can. Instead, living a healthy lifestyle requires commitments from multiple areas in your life. In this absolute beginner’s guide to getting in shape, we’ll go over some of the key aspects you should keep in mind.
Go over all the basics, from eating the right foods to doing the right exercises. If you’re looking to make a real long-lasting change, this is the perfect place to get started.
First, don’t beat yourself up if this sounds familiar. Making lasting changes to your fitness and lifestyle habits is hard—sometimes, really hard. Any success, no matter how small, is worth celebrating. Getting in shape—whatever that means for you—takes time and consistency. Anyone who has made the journey will tell you that it wasn’t easy, and they had plenty of setbacks along the way. It’s important to make sure your goals are realistic for your body and your lifestyle, and that you’ve set realistic expectations about the effort involved and how long it’ll take you to achieve your goals. You can do this—but lifestyle changes take time.
The basic nutritional advice seems to be:
- Eat unprocessed
- Eat more veggies
- Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
Ways to Get in Shape
- More Protein
- Exercise Daily
- Have a Set Point and Acknowledge It
- Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy
- Watch Out for Travel
- Starting Slow is Better than Fast
- Master the art of portion control
- Get enough sleep
- Don’t aim for perfection
Find a workout you love
If you’re doing a highly repetitive movement such as running, especially if things aren’t in perfect balance, you’re typically overusing some muscles or they just get fatigued over time. And then you’re underusing some. The ones that get overused tend to get tight, and a tight muscle doesn’t function properly.
The things that helped me: Not only did I find a physical activity that I loved doing, but I also felt so sexy and beautiful while doing it. And there was a great community that I belonged to that held me accountable to keep showing up. I’ve been Samba dancing now for 14 years and loving it.