Fitness Tips: How to Get Back into Shape

FitnessVigil Staff Oct 14, 2018
Everyone, deep down, nurtures a desire of having the most perfect figure. But, there are certain fitness tips that have to be borne in mind to understand how to get back into shape. The following write-up aims at helping you in this regard.
It can be quite a daunting task to muster the motivation to get into shape given our hectic lifestyle. Everyone is so tied up in activities, like working for eight hours, commuting, household chores, etc., that there is little time to bother about health and fitness. In such a scenario, one needs a little motivation to overcome these limitations and hurdles.

Wake Up Early

The saying 'Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise ' is as relevant today as it was centuries before. By waking up early, you feel extremely energized throughout the day, as the highly oxygenated and fresh air empowers all the cells of your body. Therefore, sleep early, and wake up on time everyday.

Make Exercising Fun

Make exercise fun by putting on some energetic music and get into a pumped up, high energy aerobic-cum-calisthenic workout. Prefer doing things that you love so you are motivated to do them regularly.

Make it Convenient

If you are planning to join the gym or do yoga or aerobics, keep in mind the convenience factor. Choose a center that is close to your office or home, because it will increase the chances of you going regularly and bunking less.

Be Realistic

Set 'realistic' goals, obtainable and measurable goals, that should be challenging enough. While trying to achieve quick results, take care not to cause more harm to your body than good.

Try Some Brainwashing

"You are what you think you are". It is very true, because you turn out to be the way you picturize yourself. Therefore, it is enormously important to have a positive frame of mind while exercising. You need to keep reminding yourself about the wonderful benefits (healthy and glowing skin) that you will obtain at the end of the workout.
Put up little stickers, which will explain the benefits of exercising and posters of people whom you idolize. Read success stories, get fitness magazines, and check out the Internet for the latest fitness equipment or workout.

Try Out Something New

Doing same workout daily can be boring. Spice it up by trying something new, like lessons in salsa, tap dancing, samba, or tennis. Do anything that breaks you out and is fun as well.

Make it Challenging

Most of us like competing and winning. There is nothing like gathering friends on the field, court or gym and indulging in some fun competition. To give an extra edge, devise some fun prizes for the winners.

Bask in your Success

With every milestone achieved in your fitness goals, reward yourself with something interesting like a short trip or a new outfit or haircut. These rewards give you the much-needed boost that you require while exercising.
Hopefully, the fitness tips will give you the much-needed impetus to push yourself towards obtaining a fit, healthy, and a well-shaped body. Apart from exercising, it is equally essential to watch your food intake to complement your workout regime.