Leading a fitness lifestyle sounds great to most men but when it comes to the hard work of actualising that lifestyle we can fall flat on our faces. Figuring out how to reduce the foods we enjoy eating is difficult, waking up early to prepare meals feels like torture, getting into a routine of exercise is some self-inflicted punishment and on and on. The key is to set goals that fit your lifestyle.
In this post, we will help you set a foundation to work on so you can enjoy a fitness lifestyle that works for you. Hello, my name is Hanif of Criterion Fit; we help men in the UK and worldwide get the balance of fitness lifestyle right. With nutritional coaching and exercise training, you can achieve the vitality, body image and mental focus you’ve been dreaming of.
Know your goal
The first thing in attaining your goal will be deciding what exactly you want to achieve. Is it to reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, increase strength, move and feel better in yourself, attain a better quality of life, get better sleep, lifestyle change, look better aesthetically and so on. Once you know what you want out of exercise and your diet you can move on to the next step of setting a target.
You need a target date to achieve your goal that is realistic. To say “I want to lose 10lbs in 10 weeks” is realistic and attainable once you adapt your diet and exercise to facilitate this. This is also a specific amount of weight which is also important because if you stick with “I want to lose weight” alone, you’ll find yourself without a clear vision of when you’ve achieved your goal.
Now you have a clear goal and set amount of time to achieve the goal the next step is to look at your levels of exercise along with the food you eat. Are you exercising enough, are you physically active, should you join a fitness club to get things going? You need to be conscious of the food you eat, how it’s prepared, how much you eat and plan out when you’ll eat. Putting on or reducing your size doesn’t come all in one go. It will take methodical work, structured and planned eating to get where you want to be.
Increasing healthy habits such as drinking more water and snacking on fruit and vegetables aid you in living a fitness lifestyle. Setting a schedule to fit in your new healthy habits will help you ingrain them into your everyday life. Using your phone calendar for example is a great way to be reminded to stretch and do your core exercise in the mornings or go for a 30-minute walk during your lunch hour. All these habits will accumulate to transform your lifestyle before your eyes.
Employ A Trainer
Finally, I recommend you don’t go it alone. Seeking the help of a fitness trainer to help you get a handle on exercise will get you to point B in a structured way. The internet will throw up many opinions and ideas. A fitness coach will help you decipher the truth from falsehood and be a motivation to you when times get tough.
Every fitness journey is unique, looking at other people work is motivation but it’s important to get into the lane that works for you. I’ve been helping men with fitness goals since 2017 and have found that the men that achieve their goals and maintain them are those that make the fitness lifestyle a common part of their lives. As a Muslim my lifestyle is Islam but a fitness/healthy lifestyle was found with Islam long before modern science came about, long before the Carnivor diet was thought up and long before I proposed you lead a fitness lifestyle. Fitness is a part of or should I say should be a part of all our lives.
To get to the goal takes knowledge and action. Planning is an essential phase for anyone with fitness goals. I can help you with these goals so get in touch with me by hitting the contact button and we can arrange a free consultation to help you get to the goal you want to achieve.