Get Fitter, Make Friends, Increase your Confidence & Feel Better

If your days drag on with no meaning, you feel lethargic or you struggle to keep up with the kids in the park, or that super fit friend you crazily agreed to go for a run with, maybe it’s time to reconsider your fitness regime. Put down the TV remote, get off the sofa, put that upbeat playlist on your ipod and start working out!

We all mean to start jogging or eating well after the Christmas binge to lose those extra pounds, or tone up just before jet setting away in summer but for many of us it is a short lived fantasy. No end of us sign up to a gym, train for a few weeks or months, then stop going, but leaving the 12 month contract emptying our bank accounts. The fitness clubs love it, but we don’t.

One hour out of your day may seem an  inconvenience, but for the other 23 hours of the day you will feel fantastic and a huge sense of pride. Succeeding in each individual workout is an achievement itself and it will enhance your life. You will not only look great but feel fantastic. It’s said that it takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change in yourself, 8 weeks for those close to you, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world.

Make sure you have set a goal, one you know that will challenge you, but realistic within the time frame. Clear out the junk food from your cupboards, and have a look at some nutritional supplements such as whey protein or fat burners. Diet is a big percentage of the hard work you are putting in, but everything gets easier as your body adapts.

With all this in place, you can start to enjoy the benefits - fitter, stronger, more confident, less stressed etc - that will come with training. You have become the sculptor of a fantastic new opportunity. Once you see the physical changes, you will hesitate less in social situations, be more confident and find meeting new people far easier. No one will believe in you until you believe in yourself, so why not start now, with the 3 simple steps:

Get up & Get out.
Fuel your goal.
Enjoy the rewards.

I would like to place on record my thanks to John Killelay, SEO Analyst for Sports Direct for providing this detailed, concise and thought provoking article. 

Live life in the active lane,


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