This age of technology is creeping up to everyone. Whether you are
answering emails on your blackberry, watching your favorite reality TV show, or
trying to figure out how your new TIVO works, for most people physical activity has
taken a back seat to sitting on our own seat.
A healthy way to deal with this is to find a specific time for physical
activity and never deviate from it. This means you will always be active
and never get caught in long periods of inactivity and your metabolism will not
slow down to a standstill.
2. It's Your Parent's Fault!
Your your parents may have given you a set of genes which you don't want to
fit into. Even if this is the case, hard work and dedication can usually
mold your body the way you want.
What is really frustrating is how you were taught to eat everything on your
plate while growing up. Your parents grew up in an era where food
was not in every nook and cranny in every city. Back then you had to
eat everything on your plate. Now you can blame your excess calorie
consumption on them because you still unconsciously eat everything on your plate. Nowadays with super giant portions everywhere the
best philosophy may be to be wasteful.
3. Your Exercise Program Stinks
There is multiple factors which can constitute a "stinky" exercise program.
The numero uno factor is not even getting to the gym. If you get to
the gym on a regular basis it may not even be enough.
To get your body to change to the way you want it requires workout intensity.
With regards to cardio, your workout intensity means how high you can maintain
your heart rate. In regards to resistance training, the intensity is determined by
the amount of weight you lift for your desired, specific rep range.
The quantity of time you spend in the gym should always take a back seat to
the quality of your workouts. Whether you have a personal trainer, or your
favorite tunes on your iPod, find motivation which will help you increase
your workout intensity to accomplish your goals.
4. You Eat Out Too Much
If you eat out at any restaurant you can be rest assured one thing.
There will be significantly more calories in your meal than if you prepared your
meal at home.
Restaurants stay in business because their food tastes good. Restaurant
tastes good because of the added calories. Unfortunately the added
calories come in the forms of sugars and fats.
5. You Focus on Diets rather than Nutrition
Does it ever get old? You get in decent or even great shape at one time
and you feel great. Over time you let yourself go and all of a sudden it
seems, you are back where you started or even worse.
This can be largely due to inconsistency in your nutrition. If you have tried
any "diet" in the past couple of years you know what we mean.