Born an athlete or not, everyone can become healthy and fit. Starting a new fitness routine can be very hard. The common way to start is to try and completely change all eating and exercising habits in less time it takes to get dressed. As time goes by, you stress out, burn out, and start going back to old habits.Eventually, you return to the same place you were before you started. This is the incorrect way to approach a fitness goal. By going all in, you are setting yourself up for failure. The right approach is by slowly easing into exercise and nutrition goals at your own pace.
Instead of going from eating pizza for dinner every day to tasteless salads, start by introducing vegetables with your regular meals. Instead of trying to go from the couch to all-star marathon runner, start by jogging 20 minutes a day. As you ease into a more active and healthy lifestyle, introduce more healthy foods and increase your exercising time.
If you maintain a positive attitude with your fitness goals and slowly ease into a healthier lifestyle, you will reap the benefits very quickly. Do not compare your progress or results to others. Only focus on your own progress and pace. You will succeed!
Special Thanks: Derek Chang graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Go Utes! He was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He aspires to become a physician-entrepreneur to find and create new ways of improving overall patient health. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, reading books, meeting new people, and learning anything new.