Since summer has just started, everyone is in hurry to get back into shape to look impeccable this year. People usually join fitness, dance, yoga or pilates studios. But here are a few things you should know before you start working out.
1. Quitting has consequences
Once you start hitting the gym and working out, your body will change. It will get used to working out and getting a daily dose of exercise. Your weight and body shape is likely to change till your body gets used to the workouts that you do. And once you quit or even go for a vacation, your body will drastically change again, due to the lack of working out. This change is majorly weight gain but it is subjective to every individual.
So if you ever wish to take a break, then work out a schedule so you do not lose the body you have worked so hard for.
2. The scales fluctuate
The scales will fluctuate on a daily basis. One day you may wake up and be happy seeing that you weighed how you wish to be but on another day it may be completely different. This depends on your calorie intake, water retention, muscle gain, body stress, hormonal secretions and countless other activities that you do throughout that particular day.
So one thing you should do is not rely on the numbers on the scale every single day. It can de-motivate you and also give false hope. Keep working despite all that because practice is the key.
3. Diet is important
Honestly, this is one thing that may make or break you from reaching your goal body or weight. I cannot stress the importance of diet enough. You can exercise everyday for months and eat incorrectly, and there will be absolutely no change in the way you look. Whereas, you will see changes in mere weeks if you eat clean and healthy. Try to eat as many whole foods and possible and cut down on levels of sugar and oil intake in your body. Also drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday and watch your body transform.
4. Results take time
This is one thing that again, cannot be stressed enough. Results do take time and effort. You cannot expect abs to grow in a day and nor can you become thin in a day or two. Consistency is the key here. You need to workout as often as possible and change it up. Do not let your body get used to a single workout routine and challenge yourself. If you do t correctly you will not only see amazing results but also will feel good inside.
Lastly, do not stress yourself over small things and end up hurting yourself with juice cleanses or counting calories. It will take time and patience but if you are faithful, you will get what you want.