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Tone Up // Keys to Success

by | Jun 5, 2018 | Opinion | 0 comments

You’ve downloaded your four week plan and made the choice to become a healthier. You’ve done the hardest part, now we’re here to help give you some tips to be successful and make the most of your plan.

To start, be sure to stay hydrated! This is one of the most overused phrases regarding exercise, but it’s one of the most important. Whenever you smash a session at the gym a ton of fluids are lost through sweat. Stay on top of your game and replenish the fluids lost. This may be a sports drink or whatever your favorite form of hydration is. If you were hungry would you starve yourself? Probably not. So don’t let your body stay thirsty.

Second, is the food you eat. It’s easy to consume what lies in front of you or heat up some unhealthy meal instead of cooking, especially when you’re hungry. But what you put in your body matters, so give it real food! If you need assistance making healthy choices, take some time out of one day to meal prep. This may be the weekend or just a quiet night probably at the beginning of the week when you aren’t burned out. You may have heard other fitness people talk about meal prep; it sounds terrible and time consuming. Having something that will benefit your body at the end of the day when you’re ravenous will come in handy and it takes the thought out of healthy eating.

It is okay to cheat every now and then. But the moment cheating becomes a habit is when you have a problem. We all need some balance, especially sticking to a healthy diet, occasionally you need something sweet. The moment your cheat meals become a habit is when you have a problem. If this is you, try swapping even one meal a day for something better. It does not need to be a big change, but it will help improve your lifestyle and lead to healthier choices later.

Now the work.

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We all want results and of course in this day and age we want everything no. Unfortunately, when it comes to fitness it’s not a now or never kind of game. The endorphin rush you get after accomplishing something hard will come right away, but actual results take time. This is why our program is more than just one day. It takes time to see results, but it takes one day to start.

Depending on where you are in your fitness journey, some of these exercises may be more difficult than others, and that’s okay. This isn’t supposed to be easy; it’s supposed to make you better. So give it your all for each amount of time, but if you need a break take one. We want you to push yourself, we know this is hard, because it was created to be hard.

When you’re breathing heavy and your heart is pumping, it’s hard to keep going. All you want to do is stop. Your muscles are screaming to stop. If you want to see some results at the end, you have to work through the pain. You can’t give half effort and expect a change.

You have to be dedicated. You have to push yourself.

Fight it!

Your mind is the strongest component of working out. If you tell yourself you can’t keep going, you won’t be able to. But say you can and your body will find a way. So keep pushing. Give yourself a couple pep talks if you need to. Whatever it takes to keep you moving. It’s not a fight against your body, it’s a fight against your mind! You’ll never win if you don’t fight!

Finally, remember these four weeks are not an end all program. This time should be spent pushing yourself and finding out what you can do. Push beyond what you thought was never possible! At the end of these four months, remember to keep moving, find something that keeps you moving. You’ve already done more than you thought was possible, so keep going. Find the next adventure, this is the new you, the healthier you.

Don’t quit! This is the new you. Just keep moving!

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