Luckily, over the last few years most peoples idea of the perfect body has moved from super skinny to, a much healthier, lean, toned and fit look. More like the bodies of those that appear on the front of fitness magazines rather than those strutting down the catwalk. That’s great, it’s certainly a much healthier ideal to have. But, for most people, still equally unobtainable. Why? Well, unless you are blessed with amazing genes, those bodies take a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice to create. Those people put a lot of effort into looking the way they do. They spend a lot of time in the gym or doing their chosen sports (often at the expense of time with friends and family) and they stick to a rigid nutrition plan ( often making eating/drinking socially difficult). For them, the trade offs are worth the results but for many of us they are not.
Of course, I am not trying to say that you shouldn’t aim high or that you should give up trying to improve your diet, fitness and the way you look because it’s all too hard and inconvenient. Just that you should be realistic, when setting yourself goals, about what it takes to achieve them, what changes you are prepared to make, how sustainable they are and how you are going to do it. At this time of year a lot of people are already struggling to keep to New Years resolutions or have given up completely. Possibly because they hadn’t really thought about the lifestyle changes that would be necessary and how they were going to implement/make way for those changes in their, already busy, lives.
Here are my top tips for setting and achieving your exercise and nutrition goals:
Good luck in achieving your goals.ck here to edit.