Getting fitter is never going to happen by itself. It will require a lot of work and discipline on your behalf, and it may also necessitate you spending a bit of money. It will be worth it in the long run when everybody you meet is passing comment on how to trim you look. It’s just a matter of taking that first step. For most people, that step is to join a gym. The many different options on offer at the gym of your choice will make a great big dent in the excess flab you are trying to lose, and anyone who is looking to address specific areas on their body will appreciate the range of machines and programs that allow you to concentrate on problem zones.
Don’t get drawn into the old trap of paying for a gym membership and then saying to yourself “That’s that sorted out” – and then never going, or just going every month or so. If you are paying out for a gym membership, then you should try to get there at least once a week. Work on the areas that you feel need the most work, and when they
have been addressed go for an all-over workout in order to maintain a trim shape. You will find that the effects are far from just being cosmetic. You will have more energy and drive, and will really notice an all round effect on how you feel physically. Plus, exercising releases endorphins – the body’s “happy chemical” – so you will feel better
in mind as well as body.
Do not let it become all that you do, though. Sticking to a strict gym regime may give you a better body shape and more of the body’s natural boosts, but there are risks to going so often that it becomes an obsession. Pro sports players spend hours in the most expensive, technologically advanced gyms in the world, and still some end up
the victims of over-training. You may find that your frame is uncomfortable with the amount of muscle you build from exercising, so take it slow and don’t overdo it. When you follow your own pace and let your body benefit from being allowed to have a rest, you will get a true feel for what you need.