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The Secrets to Achieving Your Dream Body

A lot of bodybuilding, weight loss, and fitness websites or blogs talk about exterior factors that influence changes to our body – diet, training, supplements, recovery, and maybe even steroids. But the “secrets” that I’m going to explain below will not involve any training, dieting, or supplementing. It’s about the underlying reasons that make the real difference between a champion and a wannabe. They don’t apply just to bodybuilders, but anyone who wants be the top dog of their sport.

A “dream body” is often defined as the physical shape or appearance that individual desires to achieve. It’s a goal that many people aspire to, and for good reason. Achieving a dream body can increase self-confidence, improve health and well-being, and provide a sense of accomplishment. However, it’s important to recognize that a dream body looks different for everyone, and what one person considers their ideal body shape may not be the same for someone else.

The secrets to achieving a dream body may vary from person to person, depending on their starting point, lifestyle, and goals. However, some fundamental principles can guide anyone toward their dream body. In this blog post, we will explore some of these principles in-depth. By the end of the article, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to achieve your dream body and feel confident in taking the first steps toward your goal.

Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic goals is a crucial step in achieving your dream body. It’s essential to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and a plan for how to get there. Setting unrealistic goals can lead to disappointment, and frustration, and can even cause individuals to give up on their fitness journey altogether.

When setting goals, it’s important to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). For example, a SMART goal for achieving a dream body could be to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks by following a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Setting achievable goals helps to maintain motivation and provides a sense of accomplishment when they are reached. Celebrating small successes along the way can also help to keep you motivated and on track.

It’s important to keep in mind that achieving a dream body is a journey that takes time and effort. It’s not a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, setting realistic goals that align with your lifestyle and starting point can make a significant difference in your ability to achieve your dream body.

Consistency and Discipline

This week – 6 meals every day, 5 workouts per week. Next week, same. Following week, the same. Next month, the same. Next year, the same. It might be easy to read the words, but following them is another thing. After months or even years have passed, the difference between a consistent trainer and an inconsistent one will show, big time. Three-time Mr Olympia, Jay Cutler contributed his success to consistency, saying that not everybody should do it, not everybody could do it, but he does. And that’s why he is Mr Olympia (as of now).

As for most of us, bodybuilding or training isn’t our number one priority. We have our work, family or studies to take care of. Once one of these priorities needs attention, we skip meals and workouts and become inconsistent. Yet, there are ways to work around it. When I was working as a sales executive for a broadband company in Kuala Lumpur, I used to keep a tub of a mass gainer and a shaker so I can use it to replace my meals if I have to rush to meet a customer, a bag with a change of clothes and a pair of shoes so I can go straight to the gym right after work.

Pain Threshold

When do you stop during a set of exercises? When does it start to feel challenging? When the pain sets in? Or when every fibre in your target muscle has no more strength to twitch anymore? The ability to forgo comfort during those last reps in a set every time you hit the gym will determine your progress in the long term. But everyone is scared of the pain, especially the gruel of squatting and the sense of helplessness when the weights are crushing your every joint and muscle. The secret is to convince yourself before a set, that the pain you’ll feel is just temporary and it’s a prerequisite to a better body. Feel the torture for an hour a day, and you’ll appreciate the comfort you feel for the rest of the day. 

Resistance to Temptation

Unfortunately, to build a great body, the effort doesn’t just stop in the gym. Almost 24/7 we must watch what we do, what we eat and how much we rest. And while doing that, we’re tempted by many things around us, especially the strongest temptation of all… food! Well, here’s the thing – no one is immune to temptations, but the one who can resist it the longest will benefit the most. So if you want to get that body of your dreams, it’s eat clean and nutritious food, sleep early, train to your limit, and repeat.

Love What You’re Doing

It’s no secret, but an ignored fact that when one loves what he/she does, that person does it better than if he/she is forced to do so. So when you eat, sleep, train, try to always have some company with you (ok, maybe not always for the sleeping part). And joke lightly about what you’re doing, be proud of the fact that you’ve made the decision to transform your body into something greater, and wear appropriate clothes that will allow you to flaunt your hard work!

So you see, these secrets are not shortcuts to success. Instead, they are deep changes that one has to make in himself to morph his body into the body that he has hoped for. And yes, they apply to the ladies too.

Train hard!


In conclusion, achieving a dream body is a journey that requires effort, dedication, and discipline. By setting realistic goals, developing a healthy diet, following a regular exercise routine, being consistent and disciplined, and prioritizing rest and recovery, you can achieve the body shape and appearance that you desire.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s journey to a dream body is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, it’s crucial to listen to your body, make adjustments as necessary, and seek guidance and support from professionals if needed.

Remember that achieving a dream body is not just about physical appearance. It’s also about feeling healthy, strong, and confident in your own skin. Therefore, it’s essential to maintain a positive mindset and celebrate the small successes along the way.

Finally, if you’re embarking on a fitness journey to achieve your dream body, be patient with yourself and remember that results take time. Consistency and dedication are key, and with the right mindset and approach, you can achieve your dream body and live a healthier, happier life.

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