Resolve to Get Fit and How to Make it Happen

A Guide to Achieving an Athletic Body

Sculpting our bodies is possible and looking athletic is a great goal.  It will require a lifestyle change and below is a guide to help you get started!

Start Making Changes Now!

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Achieving an Athletic Body is Possible. Matthias Drobeck/Getty Images

 Today is always the best time to begin making changes to adopt a healthy lifestyle.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, changing habits involves several stages and it could very well be you have been stuck in the “contemplation stage” for so long it has become your normal.  Let’s turn what you have been thinking about every day into doing something about it.  Nothing will happen unless you make choices and take action to make it happen.  Now that I have your attention, it will be important that you have great information under your belt as you resolve to get fit.  Are you ready to take action and get results?  Let’s do this!

Diet Mistakes Women Make Trying to Gain Muscle

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Resolve to Get Fit by Avoiding Diet Mistakes. Willie B. Thomas Taxi/Getty Images

 Society has placed such a heavy load on women trying to achieve ultimate “thinness” and unrealistic expectations leaving us frustrated and wanting to jump to unhealthy methods of getting fit.   Too good to be true fad diets and strict rules to steer clear of foods labeled “bad” leave women stressed about what to eat and depressed not seeing lasting results.  If you have found yourself in this dilemma, you will appreciate what this article has to say about diet mistakes and be armed with solutions to get fit the right way!  

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Diet Mistakes Men Make Trying to Gain Muscle

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Resolve to Get Fit by Avoiding these Diet Mistakes. kupicoo E+/Getty Images

 Men are not immune to society pressures to look good and sport a “James Bond” physique.  Muscle Magazines, movie trailers, and even store mannequins demonstrate broad-shouldered men with wash-board abs able to leap buildings in a single bound.  Men do have the upper-hand over women with testosterone production naturally occurring for lean mass (muscle) building but that alone is not going to land it on your body.  It will take work, eating healthy and avoiding these common mistakes!

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Eating for Muscle

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Resolve to Get Fit by Eating For Muscle. Stockphoto4u E+/Getty Images

 Both men and women want to achieve well-sculpted muscle and feel good in their clothes.  There is something to the quote “you are what you eat” and gaining muscle requires an excellent nutrition plan.  Don’t think you can work your butt off in the gym to make up for an unhealthy diet, or restrict calories starving the very muscle you are working to attain.  It is frustrating to work hard for lean mass while not seeing results and the probability is high that the cause is what you are, or not eating.  Let’s review the mistakes being made and the solutions to get you on track to eating right and seeing muscle!

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How Do I Improve My Metabolism?

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Resolve to Get Fit by Improving Your Metabolism. Sam Edwards Caiaimage/Getty Images

 Many people don't realize they are slowing their metabolism through food intake and exercise methods. Slowed metabolism is becoming a huge issue with the mainstream exerciser to competitive bodybuilder.  Frustrations are running high as attempts to shed fat are failing and we are throwing up our hands not knowing what to do.  It is important to understand what the heck happened and how to avoid a slowed metabolism.   This article explains what is going on with our metabolism, how our body responds, and provides solutions to reverse the problem. 

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Alcohol: The Fitness Goal Setback

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 Working with clients for many years, I have to say alcohol is one of the “biggies” in fitness goal setbacks.  The “work hard play harder” mentality is on overdrive especially during the weekends.  An occasional drink after work or even on our days off does not really play a factor in gaining fat, but lack of will-power and not stopping at just one does have negative consequences.  Are you serious about getting fit? If the answer is yes, it’s time to take an honest look at your alcohol consumption and check out a few facts on how alcohol affects getting in shape and reaching your fitness goals!

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Breaking the Food Guilt Cycle

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Resolve to Get Fit by Avoiding Food Guilt. Silvia Boratti E+/Getty Images

 Food guilt negatively affects women and men trying to lose weight and get healthy.  Although it seems to hit women harder, the vicious cycle of a diet mistake, feeling guilt and shame, and punishment is an issue of concern.  Our society promotes perfection and “bad food” labeling which has distorted our thinking on what it really means to eat for health.  This article is an important read and will promote a positive, realistic and healthy way of thinking as you resolve to get fit!

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