Starting Out With Your Fitness
What aspects of fitness are most important if you want to achieve the body of your dreams in the fastest time frame possible? The truth that you need to be aware of is that your body is a machine that needs to be balanced if you want to see the best results and maintain them.
The first aspect of fitness that I want to hit on is the proper food for you to be eating. Protein is something that is critical if you want to build muscle and lose weight. Protein is important because it is effectively the building block of muscle. Carbohydrates are important because they are what will give you bursts of energy to get your body moving and to make your workouts more effective.
Let’s talk about breakfast for a moment. When you get up in the morning there are a few things that you should eat for the purpose of super charging your metabolism. If you can the perfect breakfast would be a bit of oatmeal with a little bit of cream, a side of fruit and an egg. For your drink have whatever you want, but if it is loaded with sugar keep down to 8 ounces.
Tip: Try out many exercises, and choose your favorites to build a routine that you can stick to. You will find it easier to maintain a positive attitude if you enjoy your workout routine.
A breakfast like this will do a great job in order to get your going in the morning. At this point it would not be a terrible thing to do a quick work out if you can fit one in before you head off to work, school, or wherever else it is that you need to do. The worse thing that you could do though is to immediately sit down and do nothing. If you do have a chance to exercise in the morning you do not have to make it too intense. A couple sets of push ups combined with some jumping jacks is actually a great way to really start your day off on a good note.
Your lunch should really be divided into a couple smaller lunches that you eat a couple hours a part. This is part of an overall calorie control strategy that will spread your caloric intake out over a longer period (thereby making you feel more full longer and keeping you from putting to many calories in your body at one time).
Now when you get home it is a good idea to keep your dinner relatively light. Do not eat anything that is too heavy and loaded down with fat. That would be a terrible meal to sleep on. Now before you go to bed it would be a great idea to get another workout in. With this workout it would be a good idea to go a little bit more intense. If you are just getting started with your fitness plan then you need to be careful about how intense you go at first.
You do not want to push yourself farther than your body is really ready to handle. Doing so can be a bit dangerous and potentially cause injury.