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How To Sustain The Fitness Momentum Over A Longer Period Of Time

Jul 4, 2008
Getting fit means eating healthy and exercise regularly for a lifetime of fitness and health. The key words here are lifetime and regularity. These words sound very good but are too tough to follow. Ask anyone who has tried to inculcate the habit of eating healthy and doing exercises. More often than not you will get an answer that they started and they have now gone back to eating unhealthy foods and irregular exercise. This happens to almost every one of us.

Very few people can break this habit of starting and the going back to old habits. The secret though lies in the fact these people have a game plan to achieve what they wanted to achieve. There is no secret apart form this and there is no mental toughness involved in this.

Almost everyone can do this provide they have a script which in plain speak means that they have a game plan at hand to attack their won inefficiencies. Let me give you an example let us say that you take carbonated water of the sugared variety like coke on a daily basis and your intake is four bottles a day. One day suddenly if you decide to shun this I am sure that you will revert back to this after a few days.

The reason is that you do not have a plan as to what you will drink instead of that. Then try to write down how you will leave this habit. Try to go slow pick a target of let us say a month to cut down on the soda. First try having sparkling water instead for at least one time of the day. Once you have achieved that habit then go on the next time of the day when you want top replace soda with water. This is what effective planning is all about.

Crash course diets are also an effective way to get in shape quickly but typically what happens there too is that once you have achieved the results you shed your guard and begin to relax. The weight starts to inch up again. Make sure that if you have going to do a crash course in weight loss then after that course you have a plan to keep that weight in check by eating healthy. That means that you write down all the calories that you intake and how much you need to stay in shape.

The effective way of dealing with all this is also making sure that you lifestyle undergoes a change. What that means is that you start making changes to your lifestyle gradually. Make sure that you take time to walk run every morning instead of hopping into the car to go to the office every morning.

Start drinking water instead of tea or coffee. Start having salad instead of junk food in your lunch time. Quit going to after office beer parties and instead go for the gym. These changes in your lifestyle can definitely bring in the desired fitness into your life. The need is for you have patience and discipline.
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Amit suggests that you include gaming into your lifestyle by buying a wii. He suggests buying a wii as a first step in your fitness efforts.
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