Preparing Your Body to Become a Better You

preparing your body to become a better you

How many times have you told yourself you’d start your new “diet” tomorrow? You’ll eat better tomorrow? That you’re ready to change your lifestyle, that you’re prepared to make sacrifices in order to be healthy,  get your dream beach body and willing to put in the effort?

Unless you’ve been told it’s a matter of life or death (okay, I’m exaggerating), you’ve probably told yourself, you’ll start tomorrow or Monday  many times in the past. Sadly, becoming a new you and changing your lifestyle for the better is difficult, but by implementing mini changes, it’ll become easier in no time. Did you read my post last week on, regular things to eat during your period? Incorporating more of those foods into your diet are mini changes right there! Becoming healthy is all about making small and sustainable changes, and here are some ideas to keep in mind.

If you don’t feel you can eat all of your daily nutrition and need an energy boost for the gym, consider supplements like Tongkat Ali. It can fill nutrition gaps when you’re unable to eat certain foods or if you have trouble consuming enough of a certain nutrient. Another common supplement people take is vitamin C because they can’t get enough from citrus fruits, thus they may have slightly weakened immune systems.

Make Small Changes To Your Diet

Your body is truly your temple. The way you treat yourself, the way you eat and the way you control your portions are going to have a huge impact on the way your overall health is. In many cases, if your priority is to lose weight and be healthier, you don’t even need to exercise–all you need to do is make healthy changes to your diet. Don’t get me wrong, you should work out to be toned and to gain muscle, but you can lose weight without lifting a weight or getting on a treadmill. You can also gain weight if you workout two hours a day, but head for pizza following your workout sesh. Preparing your body is simple once you take a more scientific approach to eating. Consider the nutrition you take in from your food and make small changes that are easy to cope with. For instance, change soda for  diet soda to 100%  fruit juice and then water, and exchange unhealthy cuts of meat with grilled meat and adding in vegetables. Don’t be like me, I tried something a bit drastic, and cut out all carbs and sugar. I am not sure how I am still surviving (that’s another post for later in the month!)

Incorporate More Exercise

People are often surprised when they hear that you don’t need to go to a gym in order to lose weight or even build muscle. Yes, it helps to have a routine, but not everyone has the time to do that. Between busy work schedules, school schedules, building an empire with your hobbies, we rarely have time to actually work out on a regular basis and stick to it. 

Thankfully, there are many ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine without having to change your lifestyle. For example, you could get off the public transportation bus a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way of your commute, or if you have a pet or kids, you could easily do more house chores in order to get your body moving while maintaining a pristine home. You don’t need to find the time to get to the gym–you just need to find ways to be more active.

Have you recently or currently changed/ing a few things to achieve your best body and health? Share some tips below!

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