So You Want To Transform? 5 Things To Keep In Mind
Let me begin by first talking about how a transformation should be viewed. Always, without exception, you need to see it as a process rather than a destination. If we had to define the term “transformation” - A transformation is the art of applying consistent efforts which yield desired results over time. Many beginners who want to achieve their fitness goals often draw inspiration from transformation photos and videos. You start hoping that someday, you too will see yourself up there and that desire to show the world gets you started. It is not the “Before & After” photo that drove you to change, it is the fact that you saw that this person had become a better version of themselves. So, how can you transform yourself and become a better version of yourself? Here are 5 factors that will determine your success: 1. Procrastination: Many people get held back because of this one thing - procrastination. You think that someday, when things are perfect, when the stars align, you will finally begin your journey. That day never comes and you remain stuck. If you’re faced by inaction, if you aren’t doing what needs to be done, remember this fact - it is your own body that you are working on. No one else can do it for you. So, start today, start right now. Take it one step at a time. 2. Opinion & (Too Much) Information: Fitness trends are everywhere. It’s tempting to do what your favourite celebrity or best friend is doing. Some might tell you whey protein is a steroid, while others swear by green tea and lemonade with honey for weight loss. Then, there are others who will tell you that it can’t be done! So, what should you do? Read, understand, educate yourself. If needed, seek the help of an expert. Understand the right approach. People who were unable to achieve their goals will always try to pull you down. They failed due to a lack of awareness about the process. You will have to learn from it & strive in the right direction. Having doubts is okay. Being paralysed by doubts is not. 3. Realistic Goals: Once you realize what it takes to get the desired results, it is important to set a realistic goal. Most people set a very impossible target and try to achieve it in the shortest possible time. Rome wasn’t built in a day and you’re not going to lose weight that fast either. Learn to enjoy the smallest accomplishments. Keep a journal and track your daily progress. Be true to yourself, fall in love with the process and the journey will be that much easier. 4. Your Environment: Your physique is a reflection of your daily eating habits and exercise. This becomes your lifestyle. Your surroundings play a vital role in your diet success. Keep things that help you on your journey and get rid of temptations. If you have kids, your choices are going to influence them as well. Control the environment in which you live and make it easier for yourself to make the right choices. 5. Motivation: The spark that gets you started should live long enough for you to sustain the transformation. While you are in the process of dieting and training, learn to observe your lifestyle and behavior. The small changes that you make to your daily routine will go a long way. But don’t rely only on motivation - understand why you started in the first place and keep reminding yourself. The sooner you start, the better your chance of succeeding. Don’t wait for another tomorrow, do not wait for the next Monday. The day you decide you want to get better is the day you immediately set yourself apart from the crowd. Start today, start right now!