You’ve seen all the commercials that promise success with muscle building and weight loss. However, you can’t seem to build the muscle or lose the weight. This can be frustrating, if not infuriating. That’s because your expectations for yourself are way too high. The key to success in anything is to set an attainable goal, which you can then build on to reach another goal. The first step to getting healthy and in shape has nothing to do with a magic shake or overpriced contraption. It has everything to do with attitude.
Most people who live sedentary lifestyles do so because they don’t think they’re capable of working out. What these people don’t realize is that they must start small. For instance, if you fall into this category, then the first thing you need to do when you wake-up is push-ups. You might have just scoffed at that notion, but we’re not talking about military push-ups on your knuckles. If you have trouble with push-ups, then make sure your knees are touching the ground. These are great push-ups for beginners. The first morning, see if you can do one push-up. After three days, attempt two push-ups. Keep going until you get to ten push-ups. From there, you will want to do more; you won’t require any motivation.
Push-ups aren’t the answer to all your health and fitness problems, but that’s not the point. First, by doing push-ups in the morning, you’re setting a goal for yourself and accomplishing that goal. You’re going to feel like you can take on the world after seeing that you’re more than capable. Two, when you wake up, you’re in a catabolic state. By getting your body into an anabolic state immediately, you’re going to see muscle growth and fat reduction. It will take time, but it will definitely happen. Third, push-ups are an incredible exercise. They work out your entire upper body at once while also improving your core and balance.
If you want to maximize your potential, also switch out cigarettes for chewing gum and alcohol for water. Remember, it’s all about attitude. If you do this, then you will become one of those people capable of being featured on television and in magazines. This isn’t a joke. If you have the right attitude, you will do it. Humans are incredibly efficient when focused.