We all dream of that perfect body, the one with well-defined abs and well-toned muscle, the one that men and women both do double takes at. Unfortunately, very few have this type of body and even less are willing to do the work that is required to get it. Most us save our abs dreams for just that: dreams. We do not think we can obtain perfection so why even try? Well, there are two reasons. First of all, abs or not, you need to get yourself in shape for a better life. Even if you are not the most toned person in the room, you can still be healthy. Secondly, and the reason most people are motivated to lose weight, is that you will look better. While that may seem like a less than essential reason to get exercising (especially when one compares it to health), it is the one people will most cite. Perfect abs seem more important than perfect health.
Still, if it means you are getting off the couch and moving, then use whatever motivator you have to. The ultimate point is that you start dusting off that bike in the garage, start taking walks around the block or start diving into the pool for laps. You need to get active and get healthy… or, if you are only thinking of looks, get in shape.
To get that perfect body, those abs that you have always wanted, you have to work for it. Nothing worth having comes easily and this is no exception. If you want to get in shape, then you have to take the steps for it. Just sitting around, wishing the excess pounds would melt away, will not do (if it did, believe us, we would be sitting right next to you with the same wishes). Abs and a toned body take diligence and patience; you have to be willing to exercise hard, cut back on the foods you know are bad for you and do an overall change of lifestyle. While this will definitely be difficult, it is certainly worth it. You are not only changing the way you look and feel, but also giving yourself the chance for a healthier body.
You get more than great abs with exercise and determination; you get a longer, fuller, life. This means you will get to do and experience more, simply because you will now have the energy, the ability and the confidence to do so. If you are holding yourself back due to your body image now, with a little work, you will soon be throwing yourself back into life…. and making sure you prolong it by getting healthy. It all adds up.
While you may not obtain the perfect body, those perfect abs, you can certainly find a body that is perfect for you and your lifestyle. Make the choice to start exercising and start living today. You will not regret it, especially when you see what a little work can actually accomplish.