The quest for health and fitness has always been an aspiration of almost each and everyone out there. However, with the “obstacle course” along the path to the goal, a lot of these aspirants seem to fall behind, and later on, simply quit.
You may begin to ask yourself, “If getting healthy and fit is so advantageous for the person, then why do they quit just like that?” Well, most often, these people were actually misinformed or perhaps they misunderstood and created a different set of expectations in their minds about this quest.
Most people expect that they instantly see visible results such as smaller arms, smaller waists, or smaller bellies. However, those kinds of results take time, perhaps 2 to 4 weeks the earliest. If this is not the case, some people expect this to be easy – no effort in exercising, no tiring routines, no adjustments in their diet and food intake, etc… Well, it doesn’t work that way. If you are on a quest for health and fitness, you are going to have to modify your lifestyle – especially your routine and what you eat.
Two telltale signs that you’re on the right track:
1. Feeling Better Inside and Out
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, otherwise known in general terms as the “happy hormones”. These hormones make you feel ecstatic and active. Have you ever experienced being so excited that you’re so optimistic and everything seems possible? That’s how endorphins make you feel. So when you exercise regularly, you feel like this constantly! Who wouldn’t want this feeling to be constant, right? So you feel really good inside!
Two words: energy boost. That’s what the right set of routine and diet does to your body. You get to do more things as your body releases endorphins, you’re feeling more optimistic, more ecstatic – it’s like a natural high. So with a natural high, you can do more things – happily and without any complaint. So basically, it’s the endorphins that make you into a better individual, inside and out – in this case.
2. Bad Habits Lose their Appeal
When you are exercising the right way, you have more energy, you feel good – you don’t find the need for your “bad habits” anymore. Smoking will lose its appeal, drinking will suddenly seem unhealthy, and so on. Exercise and unhealthy habits just don’t mix.