Long-term fitness goals are ones that include living healthier, lowering your BMI (body mass index) or cholesterol and making lifestyle changes. If you want to lose 10kg, it’s your long-term commitments that will get you there.
Making the choice to exercise 3-5 times a week and eat healthier is great but without making these decisions a permanent lifestyle choice it’s likely you will see little results.
If you want to lose weight and build muscle mass incorporating lean meats and protein rich foods into your diet along with a consistent exercise routine is essential. Although, doing this for a week will achieve nothing but maintaining it for 12 months will show you significant, life-changing results.
Staying motivated is one of the biggest things that will help you reach your long term fitness goals, for some great tips to stay motivated check out our article on some serious fitness motivation in time for summer. To achieve your goals you need to want to go for that 30 minute run and you need to have the motivation to extend the length of your run as your fitness levels allow it. To continue seeing results you need to be constantly upping your game so your body doesn’t get used to the exercise and you don’t grow bored with it.
If you’re serious about achieving long-term goals your best bet is to seek professional help. Personal trainers and nutritionist will be able to help you develop a fitness and diet regime that’s right for you. Although you also need to remember that everything comes in moderation. Make sure you allow your body to recover with regular rest days and having a chocolate bar every now again is actually a good thing. Allowing yourself rest days and the occasional treats will stop you from burning out or binging, which will ultimately help you in the long run.
You just need to remember that the key to success is persistence, if you keep up your hard work and don’t give up you will see results.
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