Not everyone is consistent and motivated all the time to follow their fitness regimen on a day to day basis. There are a few who follow their workout regimen with utmost discipline ending up attaining their fitness goals and on the other hand, a lot of people don’t get to achieve their goals even after putting in a lot of hard work and effort at the gym. Their body looks exactly the same as how it was before hitting the gym. It can be very dissatisfying and highly frustrating after a certain point in time. This may lead to demotivation affecting mental health and one would want to give up on their health goals.
One has to always keep in mind that no matter how much they work out and put in the effort while lifting those weights, they have to follow certain to-dos because of which their body will look different than before.
To start off, ensure that you consult a physician/dietician or a trainer before you start your fitness program. Once you start, make sure to follow the diet and workout plan accordingly.
We bring you different ways to make your workout more productive and efficient.
PLAN YOUR MEALS:
Like how you plan and split your workouts through the week, it is also necessary to plan your diet throughout the day. Most of them think that it isn’t important to follow a diet procedure while following a fitness regimen. Always plan what you eat. As they say ‘you are what you eat’. Go for a low-fat meal with a moderate amount of protein and low fibre food a couple of hours before you hit the gym to keep you going throughout the session. You can also eat high energy snacks like a protein bar, banana, and yoghurt.
Your body requires enough time to heal itself after a tiring day. Get 8 hours of sleep at night every day. Sleep can affect your physical and mental health in many ways. People suffer from heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. It also affects your fitness regimen. You should not be going to the gym before getting proper sleep as lack of sleep leads to an increase of stress and working out in stress will not fetch you any results.
It’s good to be passionate about your body and your fitness goals, same time incorporate ‘rest days’ in your fitness regimen too. Do not let your body go through the stress it cannot handle. You may be sick sometimes and your body might need more rest than usual. As per a study, working out 4 times a week should be sufficient enough to get you fit.
Do not go to the gym and starting lifting heavyweights directly. While the point of the exercise is to grow stronger, it is dangerous to expect your body to perform at a level far beyond your current capabilities right away. So before starting your work out, its good to start with a warm-up.
TRACK YOUR BODY:
Always make sure to track your body and know what exactly your body requires in terms of diet and physical fitness. You may also track to know where you are standing right now in terms of your growth. Once you understand your body, you can change your diet and fitness plans accordingly and set higher goals for yourself.
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