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Tips for Getting Closer to Your Dream Body

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone likes to imagine having that dream body. We picture ourselves on the beach with no worries in the world. No big shirts to cover our spare tire. No shorts to cover a little jiggle on our thighs. Of course for most of us, this is nothing more than fantasy. Actually reaching that dream body takes quite a bit of effort and dedication. But is it possible at all? It might be. If you’re ready to inch your way closer to that image in your head, take a look at these tips to try today.

Pay Close Attention to Diet

Even though we don’t like to admit it, the majority of body changes happen when we clean up our diet. If you’ve been sticking to exercise consistently, but you’re still not where you want to be, give your diet some very special attention. Cut out as much junk as you possibly can -- sugar, excess carbs, sodas, heavy starches. The more strict your diet, the more likely the fat will melt off and show off the muscles underneath.

Move More

Even if you’re already exercising, it’s possible that your body simply needs more. More movement. More activity. More get up and go. Extend your workout by 10 or 15 minutes. Or if you don’t want to touch your workout routine, just get up and be more active in normal life. Don’t sit down in front of the TV after work, but instead, clean, garden, or engage yourself in something active. The more you move, the more calories you burn, and the closer you’ll get to that desired physique.

Adjust Your Expectations

Don’t forget that we’re all only human. You have your heart set on looking like a model, right? That may not be realistic. Models are under the care of a trainer, a chef, and someone who can airbrush anything. Just strive to be the best you. Work toward losing excess weight, gaining muscle, smoothing your skin, and simply feeling your best. It’s great to work toward a goal, but if you keep that goal more realistic, you’ll be more likely to reach it and to feel enough motivation to keep going.

Getting fit is possible. Losing weight is possible. Owning a body that you love is possible. You just have to set your mind to it, and then work hard every day. Use these tips to get you moving in the right direction, and you’ll be loving the skin you’re in before you know it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Escondido, Calif.

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