Re-posted from SmashFit.
Your fitness is only as complicated as your make it, but it boils down to a few key ingredients. There are only a few things you absolutely need to get started, and these are the top 3.
1. You need to want it. Badly.
You need to be able to see that what you give up (wrong foods, bad habits) will pay you back 10-fold and more in how great you'll look and feel.
2. You need determination.
Things won't always be easy or work out the way you want them to. It's the nature of the beast. So you have to be prepared to try it again, and another way, and again, until it works out.
3. You need patience.
It takes time to reshape the body, re-train muscles, shed layers that have been there for years, and get the body adjusted to new movement and nutrition. But do the right things long enough and your body will have no option but to respond.
Once you have these, then building your body will just be a matter of time... and patience.
A big thanks to: Heather Frey
Founder of SmashFit.com, Fitness X-pert for the TV show Miami Moms on NBC Miami Nonstop, CPT, Writer, Artist, Fitness Model, National Figure Competitor