One of the biggest mistake that people make when day decide to get into shape is to start a training or workout program.
Yes, you heard right. A training or workout program is your biggest enemy.
And here is why.
Hi fellow gym members, here is the problem with workout programs.
A typical fitness program involves 4-12 weeks of dedicated training, and it promises a massive body transformation.
No matter if it is building muscle, losing fat, or both at the same time.
This involves a strict eating and workout plan. Most of the time you will be eating a specific diet, restricting you from a lot of foods you love.
You will also be counting calories and macronutrients all the time.
The workout plan will consist of at the very least 3 workouts a week. I also have seen some beginner workout routines up to 6 times a week, which is ridiculous.
On top of that, you will likely be doing cardio, especially if you are on a fat loss or body transformation plan.
The issue with this is that there is no habit building, you jump into the program, and you expect you will stick to it.
Thinking that I will start Monday by training 6 times per week, sleeping 8 hours at night, throwing away all the junk food I eat, starting doing a lot of cardio, quitting drinking and smoking altogether, and focusing so much time on fitness is a bit naive.
I can certainly do it for a week, or two, maybe even a month or two.
But eventually, many people will binge, including me, for a few days, days will become weeks, and then they will just quit.
Building good habits takes time, and some habits are more important than others.
Building the body of your dreams is a marathon and not a sprint. Losing fat for good and building muscle takes time, and your body needs time to do that. No matter if you are doing everything right from the start, or you’re getting into fitness with baby steps.
Nothing can change drastically overnight, nor my body, nor can I.
99.9% of us can’t just give up bad habits like drinking, smoking, bad food choices, not training or sleeping enough, etc., and develop new good ones overnight.
I am in the worst shape since I started training and lifting 15 years ago, and it is the perfect time to show you what steps to take to build muscle and lose fat.
The starting point of your body transformation
My goal for the first week will be just to start going to the gym.
My main focus is to go 2 times to the gym this week, and that is all I need to do for now. I will do full-body workouts, basic compound exercises, and hop on and off a few machines, just to start moving my muscles a bit.
If you feel so weak and embarrassed to go to the gym, it is totally fine to start working out at home if you will. Having a pair of dumbbells and possibly a bench is all you need in the beginning, especially if you never trained before.
Here are a few things I will not worry about.
I will not worry about the food I eat, the sleep I get, the supplements that I should take, not even the workout plan or routine I should do, none of it.
I know I will get much hate in the fitness community for it, but I won’t worry about my food intake for my whole first month of training.
Furthermore, I will cut some of the junk food I eat and be aware of what I am eating, but that is a discussion for one of the next videos.
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