After years of following the wrong diet, living a busy and stressful lifestyle we experience what many calls ‘letting yourself go’. What do most resort to? Making an abrupt and sudden decision to get in shape in the New Year, after all, they say ?a new year, a new me’. Anyone can admire the dedication and enthusiasm they have to start living better and to be healthier in the long run, unfortunately, most lose their will and enthusiasm and simply throw in the towel before the three months of January ends.
There is some good news, a social fitness community platform Strava found that on the 19th of January most give up, so if you are one of the sole survivors then you are on the right track.
Never quit, stick to the plan because here are three tips that will help you keep to your fitness goals:
Rethink your goals
It’s easy to make vague goals such as losing a few kilos or simply getting in shape. If you don’t have actual specific goals such as running or walking a certain distance every day, whether it’s around the block or on a hacking trail. By doing so you will not only see results, achieve your goals, but you will also be able to push yourself a little more each day and get into a fitness routine. How will your Ford Ranger help you with this? Ranger’s all-wheel-drive capability allows you to explore remote areas that normal vehicles struggle to access. This means that you are able to go off-grid and tackle your adventure on foot. In addition to this Ranger’s shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system allows you to change from two- to four-wheel drive with little trouble or effort.
Nothing stands between you, your fitness goals or your next adventure with the Ranger’s low-range four-wheel-drive gearing and e-locking rear differential, 237mm ground clearance and 800mm water wading capability.
Good old preparation
Preparation is probably the most important factor in achieving your fitness goal. Most old-time active people prep and pack their healthy meals and diets a week or two in advance. Healthy nutrition also plays an important role in achieving your fitness goal.
So in order to prep for your outdoor exercise ensure that everything is charged (keep your phone, GoPro and all of your other devices topped up via the Ranger’s USB ports). Also, make sure that your destination is saved on your phone by pairing it with SYNC 3 for step-by-step navigation before you go, and this vital preparation task is all possible thanks to your Ranger’s helpful and initiative features.
Just go for it
There is a lot of Economic and financial pressure caused by COVID-19, but you don’t have to break the bank to get fit. If there is a will, there is a way.
Fitness instructor and nutritionist Zinhle Masango of Zee Fitness goes on to say that, “It’s easy to find excuses not to work out. You don’t have the right equipment or you don’t want to get tied into a gym contract, but those things are not always necessary. You’ll be amazed at what you have around the house that can be incorporated into your fitness routine.”
An easy way to simply get started is to turn your Ranger into a gym. How is this possible? Simply attach an exercise band to the tow bar, use the tailgate for plyometric jumps, or use the bed of your Ranger as a base for floor exercises. For some inspiration or help, have a look at this video for a fun Ranger-based workout.