This article was published on January 2nd, 2021
If you have been slacking off in 2020 because of the global pandemic or any other reasons, you can start now to make a promise to commit to fitness in 2021 to achieve your best look yet! At HomoCulture, we want to help you reach your physical fitness goals and we have some suggestions to get you there. Let’s go!!
The Digitalization of Fitness
With so many people stranded at home in 2020, digital fitness became more important than ever before and now the question that many have is has it become the new normal too? It may be only a matter of time before holographic fitness trainers are the new reality and we are all working out from home instead of in a nearby gym. According to some experts in the industry, it is already becoming more accepted and if you are averse to working out in training centers, there are some gyms that offer programs for the analog people and the digital enthusiasts. The fact remains that with COVID-19 still set to be a big concern going into 2021, digital workouts are here to stay in some form or another.
The Measure of a (Wo)Man
To be specific, we are talking about your height, weight, appendages (not that one) and your BMI to get you started. By keeping track of your own body measurements, you will be able to better assess your progress once you begin a routine to lose fat and/or gain muscle. Your body mass index (BMI) is an important measurement to understand as it measures your body composition and not solely your weight. It is the best way to assess the big picture of your fitness routine and ultimately boost your confidence so that you are more inclined to keep up your training schedule.
Setting Realistic Goals
One of the best ways to ensure that you maintain your fitness routine is to set realistic goals that you can feasibly execute. Long-term goals should aim to lose about 1-2 pounds/kilos a week. Be aware of what you will have to do in order to achieve these goals. That means knowing how much you have to lift, the number of repetitions per exercise, et cetera. By setting process goals, you can reasonably change your habits to sculpt a body that is fitter and healthier.
Keeping a Food Journal
Several research studies have demonstrated that people that keep track of what they eat on a daily basis through a journal are far more likely to maintain their fitness regimen and keep off any excess weight. Maintaining a routine daily to monitor what you eat is a great way to police what your caloric intake and keep you on the path towards a fitter version of yourself.
Hire a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers can be a godsend for those of us that need to be motivated to continue a fitness routine as they can assist in bolstering your workouts and providing motivation. Their knowledge is also formidable so they can advise you on the best ways to work out a routine that will maximize your exercise. Depending on your budget, you can opt for an in-person trainer at your gym or you can invest in an online trainer that you can schedule in the comfort of your home. Either way, you are sure to increase your output and see results within weeks as there are all types of workouts they can advise based on your body type and goals.
Get Started Today
Getting in shape is something that you must decide for yourself, but once you have made a commitment to fitness, there are a wealth of avenues that you can utilize to achieve your ideal body. Use any of the tips above and we guarantee that 2021 will have you in top-top shape by the summer in no time!