Take Your Body To The Next Level: How To Transform Your Body By Julie Bonnett
Are you tired of always looking the same? Do you want to transform your body? Trainer to the pros, Julie Bonnett, has been sharing her tips to blast through training plateaus and take your body to the next level.
If you clicked on this article, you’ve already taken a step in the right direction! We all start somewhere and I clearly remember being a complete newbie to weight training. Here are some simple tips to help you take your body to the next level.
Step 1. Take responsibility
It’s important to realize that reaching your goals ultimately comes down to YOU. You are the one who has to do the hard work in the gym and suffer through the sometimes difficult diets. Accept that the changes you desire are possible only if you make them happen. No excuses and no one else to blame.
Step 2: Do your research
And here you are – congrats! Educating yourself is free and easy thanks to the vast information available online. Spend time researching health and fitness to expand your knowledge in areas you are less versed in.
Step 3: Leave your comfort zone
If you had a pet goldfish as a kid, you know that their growth is limited by the size of their tank. Relate this to yourself and expand your surroundings when it comes to fitness. If you are exercising at home, add to your gym equipment. Even by adding a little at a time, you will challenge your body in new ways and improve your workouts. Females can try working out on the co-ed side of their clubs. If you train at a facility already, look to larger gyms with newer technologies.
Step 4: Become part of the fitness community
Make an effort to meet new friends who also share your passion for fitness! Surrounding yourself with active individuals who encourage your lifestyle and hold themselves to a higher physique standard will end up inspiring you! This community will also support your goals and understand the challenges you face.
Step 5: Put pressure on yourself
Light your fire by establishing realistic goals and keep it burning with a deadline! Your focus can be small strength gains that you chart daily or larger aspirations such a competing before your thirtieth birthday.
Step 6: Invest in supplements
There is a reason that people are sexier these days! The science of nutrition has provided incredibly effective products that are now available to the public as well as pro athletes.
Step 7: Seek professional help
Sometimes it’s just time to go to the Pros. If you are stuck in a rut, hire a fitness specialist before you lose your motivation, such as ContestPrep.com Online Training! Ensure you review testimonials and believe in the company’s training style before you choose the right program for you. A good physique consultant will give you the information you need to not only push your body to a new level, but maintain that look with continued effort. The accountability of another person is a great motivator!
Step 8: Keep yourself healthy!
This seems obvious, however an important tip I stress to my ContestPrep.com clients is to listen to your body, learn your own limits and how to safely surpass them. If you are feeling especially sore, soak your muscles in a hot tub or book a deep tissue massage. Take time to stretch to release stiffness or have active rest days where you engage in lighter physical activity to release lactic acid build-ups.
The truth is, when it comes to developing your dream body, you will NEVER be fully finished. It is both good and bad that we are all our own worst critics. That unsatisfied desire to be perfect pushes us past limits in training and keeps us accountable to our diets. So keep focusing on your trouble-spots, but take time now and again to give yourself credit for the incredible body you DO have! Remember to look back at how far you’ve already come! If you won’t say it, I will – your effort is amazing and I am proud of your progress!
Author: Julie Bonnett
- 2x Pro Fitness North American Champion (2013/2014)
- Ranked Top 5 Pro Fitness Model 2013
- International Fitness Cover Model
- World Class Online ContestPrep.com Trainer
Photo Credits: Pink Elephant Photography