The New Year 2020 is right at our doorstep. It is a time where people get creative with their previous year’s resolutions. New Year resolutions are nothing but another try towards becoming a better person. Some people decide to give up their smoking habit, some people aim to give up their strong urge to react instantly, and other such resolutions. Among all these aspirations, fitness is one of the most found goals. With all the exposure to social media, outward appearance has now become an essential aspect that people have started taking seriously, especially the Millennials. If a report by the Physical Activity Council (PAC) is to be believed, then this generation focuses on being fit than our ancestors more actively. It won’t be unjustified to say that this inclination towards fitness is mainly because the physical appearance is now one of the most important aspects of one’s personality.
The Billion-Dollar Question
Now, several questions arise that why this resolution of becoming fit is repeated every year? Why do many of us purchase a long-term gym membership but still fail to reach our goal? Why do these fad diets don’t give long-lasting results? Is there anything wrong with these methods? Or is there anything wrong with our approach towards fitness? It is human to feel bad after any failure. That is the crux of this issue, feeling bad for not completing any goal and then giving up on the goal altogether feeling worse than ever. To resolve this issue, one requires having a better attitude towards one’s fitness.
What Fitness Means
Giving up on your goal to be fit only brings more regret and adds another few pounds to that weighing scale. What do we do to win over any failure? We face it again, and we challenge our capabilities with fresh enthusiasm. The same goes for our fitness goals. To achieve our goals, we need to understand what fitness means. Fitness is the ability to do one’s day everyday chores without getting exhausted and to feel good about one’s well-being. What is the use of killing yourself in the gym when you cannot move around without feeling sore? It is high time that we amend our perception of fitness. It does not just have that lean body; instead, it is the well-being of both our mind and body.
One cannot become fit by crashing oneself in the gym for a few days or months. It requires patience and ongoing efforts. It does not necessarily need you to force yourself to do something tiring and boring. Fitness is more of a complete package that encapsulates your lifestyle. One may get a fit body by doing intense workouts or by following a strict diet, but that happiness does not last very long. Hence, your lifestyle is what you need to target.
The Map To The Destination
Once you have set things right, put your best foot forward and embark upon the lifelong journey of fitness. To go on a journey, you need a map; in the same manner, to achieve your goals of fitness, you need the right guidance from the right people. More than any workout, nutrition plays a significant role in having a healthy lifestyle. Thus, you need to know about yourself and not blindly follow just anyone’s advice. Seek professional guidance from qualified nutritionists and dieticians. After that, consult with a professional fitness trainer and get a workout plan customized for yourself that you can follow both at home and in the gym. Keep trying new things to break the monotony. Most importantly, give yourself a break. Enjoy some cheat days too.
Patience Is Key
With all, be patient to see the results. Don’t just give up within the first three months if you don’t see the results. Do what you enjoy, be it yoga, aerobics, Zumba, cardio, or a combination of all. Fitness is a lifelong process of having healthy habits. Consistency and patience are two essential mantras for developing a positive attitude towards fitness. A healthy lifestyle would help you to accomplish that New Year’s resolution that you have been failing at for so long.