The 10 Commandments of attaining your ideal body

10 commandmentsThese 10 rules were inspired by James Villepigue and Hugo Rivera’s book, The Body Sculpting Bible for Men: The Way to Physical Perfection. These are by no means a complete and perfect system to get in great shape, but they do provide a good starting point.

1. Believe in yourself

Never give up. If not, you won’t be able to achieve your desired results. There will be days when you feel close to giving up, but be determined to fight back.

2. Write down your goals

How can you get somewhere if you don’t know where you are heading? Share your fitness goals with others, that way people can provide you with greater support.

3. Set new goals every six weeks

After six weeks, compare your results against what you had in your original goals. Be critical of your own progress, but also be realistic. You will not always fulfil your goals, but it is better to aim high, and work hard, than to give yourself a task that is too easy. Challenge yourself.

4. Use a calendar

Place a calendar on your fridge. Mark a back slash on the days that you followed your diet without cheating. Make a forward slash on the days that you trained. If you trained and followed a good diet on a given day, you should have an X marked on that day.

5. Take selfies

Place a picture of how you currently look somewhere that you will be
able to see on a daily basis. This picture should provide you with additional motivation to follow this program. Or post a photo to your training log, so that others can see your progress, and give advice and encouragement.

6. Update selfie every month

Take pictures of yourself every 4 weeks and place them next to the before picture. This is to keep reminding yourself why you are doing this and also get motivated by seeing the progress that you are achieving.

7. Write down reasons

Write down the reasons why you are following your fitness program and put them on your blog or profile.

8. Throw out junk

Keep your house free from any foods that are not good for your program. Only on Sundays can you bring these foods in the house.

9. Prepare well

Remember to prepare all your meals the day before, so that when you are at work, you already have all of the food that you will need for the day with you. That way you limit the amount of times you’ll be tempted.

10. Never give in to temptation

Remember that only you control what goes in your mouth. Food does not control you! Never give in to temptation.

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