Originally posted on dev.to

You will agree with me that being fit brings a ton of benefits to our health, our state of mind and overall positivity. But nevertheless, most of the software developers prefer playing in the virtual world, spending time in front of the PC, laptop or some other gadget therefore postponing the day when they will start working out. Don't let this be you and change your lifestyle starting today.

The power of will

It's all about the mind, not the body. If you have a strong will, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to. Healthy lifestyle is no exception.

This is the most important tip I can think of. Personally, I try to use this approach in every sphere of my life, not just in fitness. If our will and passion are strong towards something and if we truly love it, then the final goal becomes brighter and easier to achieve. This means that everything we do to achieve it becomes just a part of the process which is not a burden, the opposite, it should make us happy while doing it.

Also, we should not forget that after seeing the first results, additional mood boost is guaranteed.

The strategy and goals

Take the time and define your goals. What do you want to achieve? In what period of time do you want the results? What daily routine will you use? What is the amount of time you will spend working out? Are you willing to follow a nutrition plan?

By answering to these questions, you can create a solid starter strategy. Open up an excel sheet, create a table or whatever you want and start organizing your workouts. Working with excel should, on one hand, satisfy you as a developer, and on the other hand, you will be doing something good for you and your health.

You can start with a light version and upgrade it later depending on your preferences.

The daily routine

This, even though defined in the previous section, deserves to be in one of its own. Without this, everything else is futile. I mean, you physically must go to the gym in order to work out...working out at home is also a good option. Personally, I prefer at home workouts.

On each day, if you've decided not to bundle the muscle groups, you should do a workout reserved for that day. One day - one muscle group. I prefer the 6 day strategy, and the 7th day is reserved for resting.

Fitness channels

This is very good for motivational purposes. Pick a YouTube channel, for example, and follow it. Listen to the advice they give you and try to be consistent.

We all know how hard it is to keep it going, but from my personal experience, I can say that the above tips work pretty well. I've been working out for about 6 months now, and that feels pretty good.

If you're interested, check out the channel I try to follow.