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This is a common problem many beginner gym goers encounter, I too had issues with being consistent

How to stay motivated?

This is a common problem many beginner gym goers encounter, I too had issues with being consistent. There would be times I would hit up the gym religiously for a month or two and then quit. There were also times I would hit the gym for a week or two and then quit, but all that has changed. Now I’m a gym junkie, I have to get in a workout at least 4 times a week… One might wonder what changed my drive? The answer really is easy….Results!

 It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t see results. To convey my message accurately let’s create a hypothetical character called Kim, who is in her early 20′s and wants to shed some pounds and tone up for the summer. Kim has never been to the gym and finally decides to hit the gym religiously for a month. She spends some money on healthy food, workout gear, supplements and some magazines. She gathers up some workouts and does her part for a month. A month later she quits with little or no gains. Many things could have gone wrong with Kim? It’s important to know that being a beginner has a very important advantage you can expect quick result. There is also a very serious disadvantage.. most beginners don’t really know what to do at the gym so, they see very little improvements.

A few pointers if you have made up your mind to go to the gym consistently.

  1. Realistic time frame: at least give yourself 2 months to see some visual improvements, 2 – 4 weeks is very little time to see results, unless you are a few of the genetic freaks who have been blessed with good genes.
  2. Realistic goal: Don’t plan on losing 15 – 30 lbs in a month or two. It is extremely unlikely and dangerous.
  3. Forget about the scale: Please don’t weigh yourself everyday. People gauge your results based on how you look not by your weight. (think about that logically)
  4. Fix your diet: Fixing your diet alone will give you results. Beginners don’t understand that diet plays the major role in how your body responds. Think of your body as a car and fuel (leaded, unleaded, premium) as food, the quality of fuel you provide your car with affects it’s performance. Same goes for your body, you just can’t expect good results with s good diet plan.
  5. Try to do everything right: be on top of everything! If you are doing the workout bit, might as well fix the diet too. ;)
  6. Don’t overdo it: Get adequate rest, if you are a beginner, hit the gym 3 times a week for month and then add an extra session a week. Rest is very important and necessary for gains.

Good luck and expect videos to be posted soon!

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I run for my aerobic exercise. You can run, walk, dance; whatever you prefer. Just be certain to do aerobics at least 3 – 4 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each workout. If you are using HIIT or something on that order, obviously you will be spending less time getting in your aerobics.

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