We all have health goals and want to build a better body this year. Some of us have these goals in our minds, while others will set them out in words and strategically plan towards them. Either way, we will all have aims for how we want to look and feel. Slim. Toned. Strong. Sexy. Energetic. Healthy. Balanced. All of these words will come into it. They each mean something to us all personally. And no matter how you want to look and feel, this could be the year that you finally work towards it happening. But you have to approach things in the right way to avoid making fitness mistakes.
Because this simply isn’t about losing weight or being skinny. It’s not about creating a body image. It’s about being better. Being the best version of you. Being healthy. That’s all that matters. So let’s consider six different ways you can work on building a better body this year.
1. Focus On Fuelling Your Body
First of all, one of the best ways to look at this is to make sure that you are fuelling your body. Don’t think about cutting back or what you need to do to make yourself thinner or lose weight. Instead, you need to make sure that you have an eating schedule with the right foods that make you feel good. And focusing on hydration too. This is going to go a long way for you to have a better body.
2. Work On Your Flexibility
The next thing to think about for building a better body is working on your flexibility. Because a lot of the time, having a toned and flexible body can make you feel wonderful. For this, you might want to spend some extra time stretching with a stretching strap or you could attend a class like C2 Pilates or yoga. You’ll often find that working on your flexibility can help with any aches and pains that you get in life too.
If you love the idea of building a better body and improving your mind at the same time, then you’re going to want to exercise for energy. Because it can be really invaluable for your mind. The more you workout, the more you can give your body energy. So find exercises that will allow you to feel your best each and every day.
If you haven’t been able to make time for a gym or a membership, there are plenty of at home exercises and even ways to workout while traveling. Never let the excuses stop you from building a better body and gaining some energy.
4. Get Strong
Something that everyone might like to aim for, no matter what your overall fitness goals are, is to become stronger. Because a strong body is a healthy body. And no, this doesn’t mean that you have to grow a ton of bulky muscle. It just means that you want to have muscles that are strong, lean and that can support you.
If your goal is to gain muscle while working out then I suggest spending most of your time on weight training rather than cardio. This will help ensure you are gaining muscle rather than just burning calories and losing weight.
5. Enjoy Exercise
You really need to make sure that you’re actually enjoying the exercise that you’re doing. Don’t force yourself to do workouts or join groups that you dread. Make sure that you find activities that you absolutely love doing and find enjoyable. And there really is something for everyone. The more you can enjoy something, the more you’ll want to do it. And this is always going to allow you to work on your body and put an end to the negative health cycle.
If you are like me and just really don’t like running – like at all…then check out some of these cardio exercises to keep your heart rate up!
But above all else, after your hard workouts and training to build a better body. You must make some time to rest. Allowing yourself to cool down is just as important as warming up your body. Without any rest, your body will be overworked and won’t have time to build the strength, endurance, and muscle that you have worked so hard for. It also can end up making you sick and unable to exercise for some time. I suggest making time for self-love throughout your week in order to stay healthy and get the rest you need.
What are your goals this year when it comes to building a better body?
Was there something on this list that you were lacking?
Any tips you want to add?
I can’t wait to read your comments!
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