Keep It Simple And Reach Your Goals
Ever wanted to start running or go for losing a little weight in the spur of the moment? It's extremely common for people to want to revamp themselves as far as their health goes. We're bombarded with how we should be looking through the magazines we read, the shows we watch, and so on. Our media essentially slams our subconscious with the idea that we must look like the fittest of the fit and on par with fitness models.
The thing is that these kinds of ideals as far as what we should look like, how skinny we should be, or how insanely ripped we should look...they're all off base and really only keep people from achieving whatever fitness goals they might have. We can't all have the physiques of personal trainers. Even if anyone who ever wanted to get a perfect physique put 100% of their time and energy into looking good, there would still be tons of people left wondering why they don't look as good as they'd like to.
This is simply because of genetic limitations. It just isn't possible for everyone to look perfect. So, why put yourself through the torture of setting yourself up for failure? It'll only leave you discouraged, less likely to try to get fit, and leave you where you started.
The proven way to stop failing at weight loss or getting in better shape in general is to keep things real simple. By this I mean putting things into practice which are proven to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself and breaking this things into easily digestible steps.
Look at it like this - if you're starting out on a goal of looking like "celebrity X" then you're already making things extremely complicated. Do you have access to the personal trainer who is training this person to look extremely good? Do you know the exact diet this celebrity is sticking to? Do you have anywhere near the resources of said celebrity?
You see, with goals like these come a bunch of things you have absolutely no control over. What you do have control over is creating a simple list of what specific goals you'd like to work at. Goals like walking 3 times a week, cutting back on unhealthy snacks, picking up a sport with some friends, and so on.
The simpler your goals and the more consistent you are with attaining them, the more likely you are to keep on doing and step up your game as you go along. No, you're not going to lose weight immediately or gain muscle mass, but you will literally be transforming yourself for the better each day you stick to the simple things.