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7 Fitness Truths To Get You In Great Shape

Getting into shape can be a lifelong struggle for many people. As long as you know what you are doing however, you CAN achieve it. Hard work pays off but it doesn't always need to be an uncomfortable chore. Let's take a look at the following 7 fitness facts that will help get you the body you've always wanted.

1. Try different workouts in order to find something that you love. Sticking to running or lifting weights only is going to be super boring for you and will mean you'll be more likely to throw in the towel. Why not go swimming, hiking or dancing? There are many free workouts online that you can actually do from the comfort of your own home, if you are self conscious about exercising in public.

2. Your diet needs to be a big priority for you, it's even more important than exercise in fact. Eating ketogenic diet, 90% of the time is recommended to get in great shape. Incorporate as much fruits and vegetables into your diet as possible. Protein and fiber is also really important so this means things like chicken, eggs, yogurts, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Preparing a meal plan and cooking in batch should help you stick to your new, healthy lifestyle.

3. Allow yourself a treat from time to time. If you are super strict on your diet/exercise and just yourself in generally, you are more likely to give into your cravings and fail. I recommend having one cheat meal a week, where you can enjoy a little of what you love. This will give you something to look forward to and also keep you on the right track.

4. Tracking your progress will help to keep you motivated on the journey to success. When exercising regularly, you should rely more on your body measurements rather than the number on the scale. As your muscle density increases, you might actually GAIN weight but you can be rest assured that your body is changing in a positive way. 

5. Keep an eye on your portion control when eating meals. Many people are eating the right kind of foods but they are simply eating too much of it. Chew slowly and when you are full, stop eating! An acceptable portion for an average adult should be around the size of your fist.

6. Make sure that you are staying hydrated with plenty of water on a daily basis. H20 has such a positive impact in terms of weight loss and getting fit. It gives you energy, it's calorie free and it keeps you full. Add some lemon, lime or mint if you want to make your water a little more tasty.

7. Learn to enjoy your new lifestyle and embrace it as much as possible. If you see it as a burden, it is more like a "diet" and diets never work. Experiment in the kitchen and find dishes that you love to make. The same goes in regards to your workout, don't do an exercise you absolutely hate just because it is an effective one. Remember that slow and steady wins the race so don't put too much pressure on yourself and just enjoy your new found energy.

Now that you know some invaluable tips that you can keep with you for the rest of your life, you are well on your way. Incorporating these steps in addition to putting in the time and commitment, is going to do the world of good. Start today and your only regret will be that you never did it sooner.


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