For some people the task of getting into shape isn’t something new, they may have enrolled on such a mission in the past.
Whether or not they have been successful or not previously, the challenge of getting back into shape in still very difficult. Some would go as far as saying it is even harder, despite knowing what to expect and what to overcome.
This article aims to identify and detail some of the most useful pieces of advice for those looking to get back into shape.
This information will be specifically tailored towards those who were once in shape as it looks to answer many of the key questions on the lips of those starting their quest once more.
Firstly, before beginning to physically change their appearance, those looking to get back into shape must identify what has gone wrong in the past. Their previous downfalls may help highlight a large hurdle which must be overcome in order to achieve success.
However, jumping this hurdle isn’t always as easy as it sounds; remember there is a reason why it became a hurdle in the first place. For some a change in lifestyle has been to blame in the past as well exercise and diet issues.
The identification of such barriers is an ideal area to start the venture of getting back into shape. Although this may not initially seem like a large step towards progression, in the long run this stage will reap its benefits. If you personally believe you have had a number of hurdles to overcome in the past and your body shape has suffered because of a number of issues then identify them all.
After this initial stage it is then recommended that you look at your body shape, researching your physique and highlighting your current body shape. The body shape section of this website houses information on all body shapes and will assist you when identifying which shape is yours. This is a very important stage.
After researching your body shape it is then a good idea to produce a plan of action. This plan can be produced for a period of time which suites you, be this six weeks or six months, the key however is to set short term, midterm and long term goals. The plan should be produced in conjunction with the exercise and diet advice provided for your specific body shape, this information is tailored to suit your body and others like it so do not underestimate its importance.
When planning be sure to refer to your list of previous hurdles. Your plan should look to assist you in overcoming these hurdles. By taking the time to include extra information on areas that were once troublesome, your results should be successful in the long run. For example, dieting on weekends may have been a hurdle in the past. Be sure to plan your weekend diet down to the last calorie this time, leave no margin for error.
A great motivational tactic is to include photographs in your plan. Attaching a photo of yourself to each weekly plan can add that extra spur which is needed when motivational levels are low. These images should be of yourself when you were in shape. They will act as a symbol and will be something for you to strive towards.
Overall, if you have the ambition to get yourself back into shape then you must be prepared to identify what your struggles have been in the past. Without identifying your personal barriers you cannot overcome them. Going through this process and then planning your personal ‘get in shape’ plan around overcoming these hurdles can be the key to regaining the image you once had and lost.