Would not it be great if we all grew up and had the bodies we always dreamed of? Well for most of us, it’s not how it works. Although we can blame in part on genetics, we can also take responsibility and make an effort to change the appearance of our body. It is not always easy to get the body you want, but if you work at it, you can see great results
Determination, consistency in your training and nutrition plans, personal trainer (optional but useful), realistic goals, a positive attitude.
How to exercise to get the perfect body
hire a personal trainer. A personal trainer specializing in getting people in shape, and will be able to help you identify problem areas and working on a routine to tone and sculpt them. Be sure to get a trainer that you are comfortable working with and one that will encourage and push you to stick with your workout routine.
Join a gym instead of working out at home. While exercising at home can work out for some, others have a hard time being consistent. There are more distractions at home and you may be tempted to give up sooner. In the gym you will be around other people working towards their fitness goals and you will be able to encourage and motivate each other.
Make sure you eat the right foods. If you exercise, but still eat a lot of unhealthy foods like fast food, chips, soda and candy, you’re not going to see the results you want. To get the body shape you want involves more than just working out. Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand.
Set realistic goals. We all help different body shapes and genetics to determine what type of body shape we’ll end up with. You do not look like any of the models you see on TV or in magazines. Many of the images you see in the media is airbrushed and made to look perfect. Your genetic make-up may not allow you to have abs or biceps that some of the stars you admire, but you can still find ways to tone your different muscles.
Be consistent. Many people start a workout routine and if they do not get the results they want to see as soon as they just give up. Transforming your body is not something that will happen overnight or in a few weeks. You must make it a routine and make fitness and nutrition a part of daily life.
Keep up with the results. If you notice your body shaping up nicely, do not think that it is ok to stop exercising if you expect to keep up your new look. Just as you had to work to get it, you have to work to keep it. It’s easy to fall back into old habits, but you need to change mentality, so you can avoid going back to being the way you did not like in the first place.
Do not criticize yourself. Being negative about body image may lead you to believe that whatever you do, you can not change it. This is not true. Whether you are overweight or underweight or just want to gain strength and look more toned, it is a plan that will work for you. You must be optimistic and think positively.
Research different methods of how people with similar fitness goals reached their perfect body. While everything they could have tried will be right for you, you can get ideas of things you might want to try. There will be a trial and error process. When the body gets used to a workout routine, you need to turn it up to keep progressing in your fitness goals.
Tips and Warnings
Always consult your doctor or physician before starting any exercise or fitness routine. Make sure you have no underlying medical conditions contributing to your current state.
Realize that there is no such thing as perfect. There will always be something about you that you do not like, but the key is to learn to love and accept yourself for who you are inside, and not necessarily what you look like on the outside.