When you see all these amazing athletes and fitness enthusiasts, it’s easy to feel bad about yourself. Your fitness will never be on their level and they must be super lucky to be able to do all that, right? While it’s true that some people are simply more talented at sports than the others, but they were all beginners once and made progress with time and effort. Here are three things nobody tells you about exercising.
You Don’t Need a Gym
Going to the gym can help you progress faster, but that doesn’t mean you have to use it. There are plenty of other ways to stay active outside or at home, as long as you’re motivated to do so.
Do a Quick Cardio Session
You don’t need to spend hours on the treadmill to see results. A quick and effective cardio session is all you need—and we’re talking 30 minutes. You can burn more calories and improve endurance with short, but high-intensity workouts. Set aside a little time and give it all you’ve got.
You Can Get Super Hungry
Don’t deny your body food if it starts asking you for more of it. When you’re active, your body starts changing and your muscles grow, so it’s not surprising that your body requests fuel. Make sure to eat plenty of protein, complex carbs, and get fiber from fruits and veggies.