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If you want to change how you look, lose weight, build lean muscle, or reach your fitness goals, it is vital to keep in mind that those achievements take perseverance and patience. We live in a culture of instant gratification. Anything we desire or want can’t be obtained quickly and the same applies to your body. When it comes to improving your health or changing your body shape, it takes effort and time. You will need a lot of perseverance to stay the course and patience to see it through.
During times of hardship and stress, maintaining your exercise and eating plan are very vital. Exercises have been proven to help alleviate the harmful effects of stress on your body. When you are stressed, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol, which cause your body to store fats in your body muscles. If you are maintaining an eating diet that is high on fats like processed and manufactured foods and you are not exercising enough, then you are putting yourself at risk of developing illnesses and also gaining weight if your goal is to lose weight.
Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when it gets tough and you feel like straying away from your plan.
Patience is a virtue.
It applies to everything you do in your life, but especially when it comes to changing your eating habits and body size or shape. Keep in mind you will have bad days and also good days. When the going gets tough, hit the gym, sip tea or even take a walk find an outlet to let off the steam when you feel like you want to eat everything in sight.
Practice clean eating.
You aren’t going to have 6-pack abs after dieting for just a week. But, you’ll definitely see the abs over time if you stay the course and fuel your body properly.
Keep it real.
Do not start a nutritional plan or exercising a month before a reunion or a wedding. While these may be awesome motivators to lose weight and eventually get in shape, use that magnificent kick-start as motivation to fully adopt a lifestyle that is healthy for your whole life or for the long haul.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Changing your body is like your building a house and you are the builder. Establishing a strong foundation is very important. Do your extensive research, talk to your personal trainer or nutritionist for tips and advise on how to proceed if you are unsure.
When the going gets tough, persevere!
Days when you feel fatigued or unmotivated will be in plenty, the only remedy to this is that you persevere. Keep inspirational pictures and sayings on your desk or on your fridge. These reminders will help you keep your goals front and center and not to give in to cravings.
In the, changing your body and shape will feel sweeter than that craving you had. You will wonder why you had the thoughts of giving up when your body changes for the better. You will be confident and definitely your wardrobe will change for the better. Stick to your exercising plan an you will reap the benefits.