Bodyshape and Sixpack ABS – How to Plan for Success

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under A Healthy Body, Featured

Are you looking for the fastest method to lose weight or, if you are younger, a quick method for acquiring a six pack abs.   Will it be a gym workout schedule, home based workout routines or a regular morning or evening jogging program? If you choose any of these methods you may need to be very patient because it is not the quickest way to lose weight fast.

I will share my personal experience and couple it with the quantitative research I have done on this particular subject. While patience may possibly the final ingredient in a successful program, there are more important factors that will determine whether you succeed or fail.

As human beings, we tend to resist changes, particularly to our daily routine or to our life style in general. Herein lies the first difficulty with a bodybuilding or weight loss program. The very first thing you must do is to establish a strong motivation for change and translate this into a realistic goal. What precisely is it that you really want to accomplish?

Here is a road map I myself have used with some success:

  1. Set a realistic goal and clearly visualize how you will look and feel once you have achieved this goal. Personally, I made the decision to lose 5 kg (10 lbs) in 3 months and reduce my waistline to 30 inches.
  2. Design a regular routine that compliments your life style and the time you have available. Be specific so you can refrain from the easy excuse that time prevents you from succeeding.
  3. Your program need to have two essential ingredients: a) a minimum of three 45 minute good workouts per week, and b) a nutrition change that introduces fat burning foods and eliminates fat producing foods and processed foods and drinks high in sugar and other harmful ingredients.
  4. Next, make sure that your program is manageable. Make it easy on yourself by introducing a single change per week and make it permanent. If you try some radical life routine change right away you are going to fail.
  5. Keep records and monitor how well you’re progressing. What was in my food basket today? What prevented me from sticking to my plan?
  6. Make yourself conscious of the positive changes you accomplish and visualize how you will feel and look once you have achieved your initial goal.

You may have noticed that I place a great deal of emphasis on your mental attitude. This aspect is seldom, if ever, mentioned in weight loss publications; yet, it is very important. We’re creatures of habit and the success you would like to achieve depends upon two essential issues. You need a plan and you will need a commitment to this plan.

In designing your plan, you need to be conscious of current research in the personal fitness and nutrition industries.

  • Your program must combine effective workout routines with a diet that includes fat burning foods and excludes foods that prevent fat burning.
  • Long, boring cardio exercises are not the effective solution for losing weight fast. Interval training is a far more effective solution.
  • You need not exercise for an hour every single day. A good 45 minute workout program done 3 times a week in combination with a diet change will bring quick results.

Your reward for setting and committing to a personal and effective plan will be increased energy and a feeling of well being. I welcome you to explore this site for more detailed information about the issues raised in this post.

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One Response to “Bodyshape and Sixpack ABS – How to Plan for Success”
  1. Doing ab workouts like reverse crunches are efficient for working your ab muscles but not so a lot for burning up stomach weight. You have to remove the layer of weight to become in a position to see your abs, right.

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