This article was published on June 16th, 2018
Shaping yourself aesthetically is a challenge worth going for, especially if you’re a gay man who has experienced the unintentional weight gain. Luckily, gay guys never get tired of investing in their looks, meaning that you’re probably a natural talent who just needs some guidance. Since you don’t lack the motivation to get lean, we’ve done one part of your homework and made you a list of things you must apply to your routine to improve your physical appearance.
Keep your eyes on the prize
While we don’t know precisely what (or who) your prize is, one thing is pretty certain – there you’ll find the greatest source of motivation to stay on the right track. Of course, don’t forget that you’re going through the physical transformation primarily because that’s good for your body, mind, and health.
Be very patient
As you know, getting fit takes time. It won’t be of any use to you to evaluate results every single day. Put in the hard work and be patient instead. Of course, be kind to yourself and celebrate every milestone along the way.
Become an early bird
You can start your fitness journey by applying small changes to your everyday habits. Start waking up early in the morning to jog and have a good breakfast. As an added incentive, visualize your future self in your favorite men’s running tights and work hard to achieve that goal. Jogging is the perfect way to lose your belly fat and strengthen your legs, glutes, and abs.
Develop food awareness
Get familiar with the popular 80/20 rule and do your best to develop food awareness as soon as possible. What you eat has a great impact on your performance in the gym. Having this in mind, you should start paying close attention to nutrition facts labels. Also, planning your meals will immensely help you to eat healthily.
Never skip gym days
This one is a no-brainer. You must stick to your plan and maintain gym discipline. Unless you feel physically or mentally exhausted, there’s really no excuse for you to miss your gym session. Of course, you should have at least one day off from the gym every week.
Find a workout buddy
That guy can be someone you’ve met in the gym, your colleague, or a friend who shares your passion for fitness. Not only he will help you with weight training but you will also have someone to lift your spirits when your low mood becomes a stumbling block to your improvement. Since you really need to be focused, stay away from good-looking guys because exercising with them can be distracting.
Target all important muscle groups
In order to target all muscle groups, you’ll have to make sure to properly balance your gym sessions. Important muscle groups include biceps, shoulders, triceps, chest, back, glutes, abs, hamstrings, and calves. If you aren’t sure how to train all muscle groups, consult a professional fitness trainer or even hire one to help you along the way.
Do some homework too
While you can’t have all pieces of workout equipment at home, you can still invest some money in key gym items such as stationary bike, the ab roller wheel, and dumbbells. These will help you to stick to your workout routine in a case that, for any reason, you can’t make it to the gym. In addition, you can ride a stationary exercise bike while reading a book in the evening and put in the extra work.
Take proper supplements
Regardless of whether your goal is to lose body fat, get lean, or bulk up, you’ll have to fuel your body with some quality supplements. Key supplements will boost your muscle growth, improve athletic endurance, enhance blood flow, and increase your testosterone levels.
Keep it gay and fun
Since you’re about to start a long journey of getting back in shape, make sure to stay entertained and deeply invested in this process. No one knows better than yourself what keeps you motivated. So, stick to your own mindfulness. Be aware of the possible setbacks for completion of your goals and do your best to come out as the winner. As an added incentive, start planning your next summer gaycation.
So, what is the ultimate goal of your fitness journey? Don’t wait any longer and start today. Good luck!