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Just get started with your fitness program
Feeling a little lost at the beginning stages of starting your new fitness program is completely normal. Quite often people are left asking, “What’s next?” It is obvious that now is the time to start your new fitness program and eating right but that is easier said than done.
Those who are not very familiar with the process do not know what steps to take but don’t worry. Kick starting your fit and healthy lifestyle is really simple with some direction.
“Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance”…. Plato; (Greek Philosopher)
First, do some preparation that will get you excited for your fitness program journey ahead. Invest in a good pair of workout shoes as well as some workout clothes and a gym bag. Having a few new items to wear will give you a little motivation.
Lay them out the night before your first workout so you can wake up, get dressed and go! In addition to that, use daily reminders to get you started. Schedule exercise just like any other meeting or appointment.
You can put a reminder on your phone, jot it down on a calendar, leave your workout shoes by the door or simply have your gym clothes out as previously mentioned. This is going to get you in the habit of exercising on a regular basis.
You are what you eat
Diet is really important for those trying to start a new fitness program. Healthy eating makes you look better, feel better and will benefit your workouts.
Food is fuel and the right fuel is going to boost your energy levels and prevent you from burning out before your workout session is complete. It is suggested that you stick with a clean diet. This means that you only eat fresh, whole foods (lean meats, vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts, legumes, etc.) and avoid the processed junk.
Once diet is taken care of,set a specific goal for yourself. Specificity is your friend. Think about what you would like to achieve. Maybe you want to lose 10 lbs. or would like a flat stomach. Whatever your goal is, write it down. After you set your goal, plan how you are going to achieve that goal. Committing to exercising 3 days a week for 30 minutes is a good place to start. After you make progress actively build on that progress until your ultimate goal is achieved.
“A softening of the body involves a serious weakening of the mind”… Socrates; (Greek Philosopher)
Lastly, take action. You have your gym gear, you know how to eat well, you have a goal and a strategy so all you have to do now is get to work! At the beginning, make sure you try different things. This will help you discover the types of exercise you enjoy. You may love running, find a passion for lifting or Pilate may be your thing. Have fun with it and embrace a more active lifestyle.
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