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4. Shop in advance, shop smart

What you eat is just as important as what you do exercise wise. Most us know how easy it is to fall off track when you get hungry after a workout and you think: well I deserve a treat since I worked for it.

In most cases treating yourself as a reward for training is a bad idea.

To avoid snap food related decisions make sure you know what you eat in advance and have a clear plan for your every meal. More than that, buy all of the ingredients beforehand and make sure you cook and sit down for every dish.

Cooking your own meals will work out cheaper and it'll be a lot better for you than a takeout, plus it doesn't actually take a lot of time to grill some meat and make a salad.

Optimise the cooking and eating processes and it'll be half the battle already won.

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9. Get equipped

And this is not just clothes or fitness gear, in fact you can do with pretty basic stuff.

  • At this point the less you spend the better.
  • We very often feel that we are achieving something by spending money when all we are achieving is emptying our bank accounts. ...

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3. Pick a reasonable eating plan

  • All you need is a guide, something you can easily follow without checking on a list of forbidden food and special instructions each time you want to have a meal.
  • Calorie counting will only stress you out and make you feel miserable every time you bit...

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10. Start a log

  • It’s important that you write down everything you do and eat and make yourself accountable for every action or non-action during your fitness journey.
  • Record absolutely everything including the small things like when you picked stairs over elevator – these are the small victories tha...

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How to start a healthy lifestyle

How to start a healthy lifestyle

Everything starts for a reason and fitness is no exception to the rule. Unless you have a really good reason to start you won't be able to stay committed and follow through with your resolutions.

The good news is that most of it is mental

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6. Get a detailed plan

It has to be as clear and as detailed as humanly possible.

It'll be hard enough to stick to any kind of routine if you are not used to exercise and dietary restrictions.

Ideally you want something that'll give you day-by-day instructions and if you don't have it read...

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8. Get your family and friends on board

Working out together is the ideal case scenario and that's something that can be a huge help in staying committed to the program so check to see if someone else from your immediate circle would like to join you.

Show them your plan and organise a schedule everyone i...

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7. Do it for 30 days

That’s about how long it takes to build a habit - roughly a month. And if you can stick to something for as long as that the chances are you’ll get into a routine of making better choices naturally and without thinking about it later on.

Don’t think about it as something you have to do for ...

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5. Go slow

The slower you go the further you’ll get in your fitness journey. Fast results may be very tempting, but every shortcut comes at a price you won’t be willing to pay.

The faster your body changes, whether it is weight loss or muscle gain, the more o...

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Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.

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1. Start small

1. Start small

What you really need is to change your habits, and how you feel and look will change on their own. The moment you concentrate on the action and not on the end result is when you truly transform, inside and out.

Start with small changes in your diet and exercise habi...

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2. Find the right activity for yourself

2. Find the right activity for yourself

If you push yourself into something you absolutely hate doing, your commitment however strong to begin with, will very soon wear off. You need to try and find the right thing for yourself, an activity you’ll love or can learn to love.

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