Getting in shape is hard, and staying that way is a daily decision and a lifelong commitment. There will be times you will not want to workout. There will be other times you will begin but want to give up. There will be part of you that wants to flee. But what tells you not to reach for that doughnut in the morning? What drags you out of bed to go to the gym , when all you want to do is catch that extra 15 minutes of sleep? These decisions aren’t the result of buying a magic gym membership or a fancy training gimmick. It’s your inner drive that takes you deeper than the “how” to getting fit.
This conflict, or inner battle, must be faced head on. Overcoming conflict is about being honest with yourself and holding yourself accountable. It could be that you want to feel beautiful for your spouse. Maybe you want to be able to keep up with your kids, return to your favorite sport, reduce your risk of disease, or just roll the clock back a few years. Whatever it is, knowing your ” why” is crucial to following through.
Exercise is not just about developing physical stamina, but mental stamina as well. From my experience with exercise, I have found each one relies on the the other. The best way to for you to reach your goals of muscle gain or fat loss will be to develop both. The reason most of us do not reach our goals is not because we lack the physical ability, but due to absence of mental stamina. Before you can build your body, I believe that perhaps the most important piece of anatomy to work with on is not the abs or biceps, but the mind. Eventually you will realize that the essence of your fitness journey is not just the experience of exercise, but what you learn about yourself as a result. There’ll be times when you want to give up. But I promise you that none of your fitness goals are impossible, and you will be better equipped to deal with the mental weakness that causes most people to fail if you spend a little time thinking about your “why”, finding your own fitness within.
Below are 20 foods that are the head of the pack in terms of health and nutrition. These power foods are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that help promote muscle growth and recovery as well as muscle/cardiovascular endurance. They help reduce painful annoying inflammation so our bodies can heal. These are twenty foods that you need to build more muscle, more power, and better endurance, and to cut fat that is holding you back.
1. Whole eggs
2. Lean meats, poultry, and game
3. Fatty Fish
4. Fermented soy
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
9. Cruciferous vegetables ( e.g., broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts)
11. Citrus (orange, grapefruit)
STARCHES AND WHOLE GRAIN
13. Sweet potatoes/ yams
16. Nuts ( and nut butters)
17. Seeds ( flax, hemp,chia)
20. Green tea
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