John Basedow: If you want to get and stay in shape, it takes more than a temporary fix. When you make fitness a lifestyle choice, you take the first step on the lifelong path to health and happiness.
Fitness starts with the gradual change in the way you think. Pay attention to the activities you do and the food you eat. If don't like the way you feel you look, it's time to change your exercise and nutrition habits.
To stay active for the rest of your life, find things your passionate about. You will never know if exercise is fun and effective until you try it. Experiment with gym machines, try out door sports, and explore group activities in your area, until you find a few you love.
A role around diet is important to loosing and maintaining weight and it takes 4 to 6 weeks to stop craving a type of food. So cut out sugars and pre-packaged food little by little to succeed. You don't have to deprive yourself all the foods you love, just make better bad choices. No matter what your goal is set realistic expectation it's easy to give up, if you don't see results right way.
Your life is a marathon, not a sprint so take baby steps. Make progress each day and you'll notice an increase of energy, better concentration, and an overall improvement in your health. If you fall into old habits, don't beat yourself up, tomorrow is a new day, and you can go right back on tract.
The changes you make to your fitness and nutrition plan will determine how healthy you are for the rest of your life. So, get started today.