If you are one of the millions of people who are determined to shake off a few extra pounds—but are looking to do that starting January 1, we are going to give you 5 strong reasons why you should not wait that long.
1. You’ll have enough time to adjust
Start slowly now and you’ll have plenty of time to make it a habit in an environment that’s comfortable for you. You get more exposed to exercising and become more conscious of what food you’re consuming. Before you know it, it’s Christmas and New Year’s but your first concern is – quite naturally – not eating those delicious appetizers because your host made them.
2. No pressure to reach your resolution goals
When the number of people going to the gym quadruples in January, you feel more pressure because more people are pursuing the same goal. That can be intimidating. Your competitive switch lights on and then you decide to seven days a week to the gym. This way you are risking “exercise induced illness”. You feel beat up and a chronic pain sets in.
3. Less work to do later
Losing weight is not easy and, that there is no easy way to dropping a few pound and keeping them off, at least certainly not in the long run. Start now and by the time everyone joins the gym in a month, you’ll have a visual confirmation of your progress. That puts you in a comfortable position of continuing the good habit. Seeing the progress made over time is a great motivation to keep going.
4. There never is a perfect time
There is no such thing as a “perfect time” to change your lifestyle to a healthy one. Your body doesn’t know what day it is; it only knows what you’re exposing it to – food, drinks, exercise. It tolerates you until it can’t anymore. But by the time you get the message, some damage can be irreversible.
5. You’ll boost your metabolism in time for the holidays
It turns out that you can have it all if that is enjoying food during Christmas and New Year’s and not later see it on your waistline. Your metabolism increases when you have food. Training helps you build muscle which also boosts breakdown of calories to obtain energy. So what you should start doing now is eating smaller portions but more frequently and working out using with resistance.
It’s wonderful to learn what your body needs and what exercises your body reacts to through someone who has immense knowledge of fitness, nutrition and health. It’s a personal cheerleader who wants you to succeed, whether you’re just looking for a good workout or working towards a certain goal.