As we enter yet another lockdown, and the idea of gyms re-opening seems far away again, it’s time to ask yourself 2 major questions:
- Why do I want to work on my health and fitness?
“To look and feel good” …well, yes, but let’s dig deeper.
Because in order to persevere and hit your goals without the sexy barbells and rigs, you have to be very clear on your “why” and you have to want it. Once you have that in mind, ask yourself:
- What am I doing the other 23 hours of a day when I’m not working out?
Here’s the truth: the reason why you’re not seeing the progress you want is NOT because the gyms are closed. It’s because you’re relying too heavily on 1 hour of your day to get you somewhere where the other 23 hours actually matter more.
- Food Quality
It’s no secret that proper nutrition is hugely important to body composition changes, as well as energy levels and mood. But did you know that proper nutrition goes beyond just “clean foods”. Eating the correct caloric intake and macronutrient balance for your body is key to seeing and feeling results.
If you’re not getting enough quality sleep, you can’t expect your body to be recovered enough to make changes to body composition, let alone provide you enough energy throughout the day.
Stress alters normal body function. If you’re under chronic stress (and you might not even know it!), your body won’t respond to exercise and diet like you want it to. Just focusing on stress-relief can take you much further than you might think.
- Water Consumption
I’m sure you hear this one a lot! But why? Why is hydration so important to energy levels and body composition changes?? Because only when you’re drinking enough water, will nutrients be delivered throughout the body and support organ function. Without proper organ function, muscle gain and fat loss is much more difficult.
There’s more to exercise than just your one hour daily workout. Are you guilty of sitting down for the other 12 hours of your day? How many steps are you walking? Inactivity throughout the day affects your daily caloric expenditure as well as mood and recovery.
Which one of these are you neglecting?
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