Like many reading this right now, I thought about losing weight and getting in shape this year and even made it a new year’s resolution of mine. However, my passion for the thought soon died out in the middle of January and I’ve been on the couch ever since. I recently found out the reason why so many of our ambitions to get in shape fail and have also found something to correct it altogether. No, it’s not a motivation issue. So, what’s going on? Let’s find out.
Why Our Dreams to Get In Shape Fail
Simply put, our dreams of a lean, toned body don’t come true because we often set goals that are truly unrealistic. It’s often too much to expect many of us to think about buying a gym membership, then actually committing to working out on a regular basis. It’s far easier to stay in established routines and to not deviate from them in any way. Yes, we may be motivated enough to get in shape, but motivation generally doesn’t convert into action and remains a dream.
Another reason why we fail at our attempts of a healthier active lifestyle is because there are just too many options on the market today for home gym equipment. Large department stores have several aisles dedicated to gym equipment and the presence of demonstration models further complicates matters. With one machine promising X result and another promising to work on Y body part, it’s just not easy enough to find a general, all-in-one solution that will build and tone everything. Fortunately, I’ve found it and will make my recommendation shortly.
I don’t know about you, but where I live isn’t exactly rich in space. I’m confined to a rather small area and this would make choosing home gym equipment a very difficult experience. An average weight bench requires an area of no less than 8 x 8 feet to safely use. This is only one piece of equipment! Then, all of the accessories that go along with it; such as the barbell, dumbbells, and weight plates all require additional space and storage considerations.
It’s just not realistic for many people to go this route and can be the reason why they don’t start in the first place. What we need is a practical, convenient, and above all space-friendly design that we can incorporate into our homes. Yes, it exists.
Dietary Changes and the Fitness Craze
Another reason why we often don’t follow through with our fitness plans is because we’re expected to make extreme dietary changes to compliment this new way of life. Yes, it’s always recommended to eat healthily, but it’s often contrary to what many of us are used to. In today’s age of microwave dinners, fast food, and convenience stores, there’s never been a reason for us to go out of our way to eat healthily. Food is always at our fingertips.
The problem is that these options aren’t the healthiest available and we usually sacrifice nutrition for convenience. Ready meals are often nutritionally balanced to some degree (they’re usually rich in carbohydrates and low in protein), but come with a wealth of unpleasant chemicals and other impurities that aren’t meant for our diet. They also tend to be rich in salt and low in fiber which is a great way to encourage clogged arteries and other heart problems!
To get into a healthier way of life, we’re expected to suddenly drop this and start doing things for ourselves. Healthy meals can be difficult to prepare and don’t tend to be as tasty as our heart-stopping convenience options, so our natural urge to resist changes in food can take precedence and keep us away from fully completing our fitness goals.
So, How Can We Get Into Shape at Home?
First, we must be prepared to accept that dietary changes are necessary in order to maximize the positive benefits of a fitness program, but are by no means required to make a very successful start towards getting in shape. Next, we must choose something that works for our space. Limited spaces are no longer problematic because there’s a piece of home gym equipment that targets all of the body’s major muscle groups and can be mounted on an interior doorway.
It is called Iron Gym. By affixing it within a doorway, the user’s door becomes a gym to perform body weight manoeuvres. It may also be removed and used on the floor to perform additional exercises. The Iron Gym is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee, but it is a well-reviewed device that doesn’t reportedly cause much by the way of returns. One user had this to say:
So, what are you waiting for? Space is no longer a concern!
Refer to our review on the Iron Gym to see how you can turn your bedroom door into a gym.