The first thing you need to know is that getting those gorgeous six pack abs won’t be easy.
It will take a lot of work and even a lot of patience on your part. Especially if you’re starting out with a bit of a gut, you can be sure that you will need to do even more work to achieve your goal. That’s not to bring you down, it just need to be said because starting off with any unrealistic expectations is just going to make this process harder if not impossible.
The fact is, no matter what the commercials try to tell you, any drastic changes you want to make to your body will always take a lot of work.
You Need To Set Realistic Goals
Once you’ve decided that this is what you want to do though, you should take the next step of stetting yourself some realistic goals. A little research here wouldn’t hurt, or if you plan on frequenting a gym you’ll be well served to ask a professional to give you a good time line. The idea is that if you can realistically say that you will lose a certain amount of weight by a certain day, you’ll have something to shoot for an a reward that you can actually achieve. If you can say that you want to have a noticeably tighter stomach by a certain day, the same holds true.
For those who are very serious about this as something they want to do, and who feel that it’s very important to them, it wouldn’t hurt to make a special calendar just for your 6 pack’s progression. Hang it somewhere that you’ll be able to spot daily and mark it up with the days you have goals set for and also have space on it to mark down the other things you’ll read about below.
Those things include food, because diet is an important factor in building your 6 pack abs. The keys to the diet you need to set out for yourself is to cut down on the fatty foods, and eat less overall. Building a 6 pack isn’t just about gaining muscle, it’s actually more about losing weight and revealing the muscle that’s already there.
You Need To Start Eating Healthier Food And Exercising
Like any weight loss program, which this will be for many of the readers out there, is to increase your metabolism. To do that your cut down diet should include meals that are spread over the day so that you’re eating every three hours or so. When you eat, you should also aim for lean proteins. That will help build the muscle around your abs.
Exercise hasn’t been mentioned yet but don’t think that means you’ll get away without it especially if you want gorgeous 6 pack abs it just want happen. The truth is you’ll need to do a lot, but not an exorbitant amount. The key is to do crunches and leg lifts daily and consistently. Don’t set out to do a certain amount, but instead set out to do it until you really feel the burn.
If you put all of these ideas together and keep at it, you’ll find that, while the job won’t be done for a while, progress will be evident early on.