Athleticism often describes the ‘’ultimate’’ package we as human beings strive for in relation to our efforts in the gym and with our diet. We want to look lean, be strong and be able to function in a sophisticated day to day manner. Having said that, we don’t necessarily want this lifestyle to become so ‘’obsessive’’ or commanding that you lose the balance of ‘’living’’ life. There line between professional athlete and everyday fitness enthusiast is very fine and keeping within the realms of your ‘’group’’ can be quite important.
Do you really want to be one of those people who diet HARD for X amount of time only to then compensate for your sacrifices and go on a weeklong binge of calorific gluttony? Balance is key, by finding this you should be able to follow a trainings schedule which doesn’t take over your life, a diet which becomes ‘’normality’’ and accommodates a few of your less savoury desires. What’s more, your chosen lifestyle should define who you are and make you feel great about what you do on a day to day basis. Resenting the breakfast you awake to as your eyes are still half glazed over isn’t living, that is a time bomb ticking by the day. Instead, taking an approach which feels infinite is what the real secret is.
Long term gains in your physique and health can be made when you commit to a lifestyle switch opposed to a chain of diets with a constant change in emphasis. Of course, there are times when you need to place emphasis on goals more than others but the point is you should want to live a healthier lifestyle every day. As part of that there are of course days when you enjoy yourself by indulging a little. The difference is that you have scope on the bigger picture and that the balance is there.
Adopting a lifestyle whereby athleticism is embraced in the context in which you desire offers a better outline to live by, the opportunity to seek the ultimate physique and performance to the best of your abilities. Within the lifestyle regular feeding intervals with highly nutritious food will almost certainly feature, frequent exercise with plenty of intense efforts being made several times a week and more than that the consistency to do it week in week out. Once you achieve a true lifestyle switch you can then look to be the best you can possibly become.
Why go through phases when everyday can be just as awesome as the last? Transform your lifestyle, then you!