We all have days when we wake up and we are ready to conquer the world but then there are days when we don’t even want to pull your heads out of the covers. You might dream as big as you want regarding that perfect beach body, and it might seem quite practical to hit the gym right before the summer starts but in reality it takes a lot of bragging and ranting to get to that level.
Like W. Clement Stone said, ‘aim for the moon. If you miss, you might hit a star’. Keeping an exceptional approach towards your fitness training goals is a good sign that you will at least be fulfilling a big part of them. Here are some unrealistic things that we say to ourselves after finishing the whole pot of lasagna.
“I’m going to lose 50 pounds in one month”
As happy as we all would be if that came true, the irony is that it’s never going to happen. So if you keep telling yourself that your goal is to lose 50 pounds in 4 weeks or less, you’ll only be frustrating yourself more by not getting the said results. The most weight that you can shed in a month keeping your health intact is not more than 10 pounds. So you need to concentrate into losing that excess fat the RIGHT way instead of the FAST way.
“I’m not going to eat anything out of my diet plan”
Some of us may be following some real strict diet plans. Plans we never were happy with. Imagine you sticking to your everyday diet plan while everyone around you is feasting on a large pepperoni pizza. Not a great sight ha! Do not hold yourself back below a point in terms of food. Our bodies have a tendency to crave for the things we are deficient of. So don’t forget to celebrate your highly awaited cheat day.
“I’ll be going to the gym 7 days a week”
Spent all winter cuddled up in your sofa and now it’s too late for that perfect beach body? Jump-starting yourself with the gym is a good idea but what’s not a good idea is never taking a day off from your gym in order to lose the weight or tone the body fast. Our bodies always need a break after a heavy personal training & fitness session. You might go to the gym and decide you’re going to have your leg, arms and chest workout routines all in a single day. That’s a very bad idea my friend. On a more realistic approach you might want to keep one of your body parts cramp free.
It’s good to push yourself to do more but it’s better to make the whole experience fun instead of making it come across as a burden.