HOW TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY
The other day I had a few polls in my story asking about what you struggle most about with fitness and working out. I got great responses and wanted to use the top responses for a couple posts! Let me know if you find this little "series" helpful because I'd love sharing more about things you want to see!
I figured the best place to start this is with the most important question of all if you're just starting out, HOW do you start?
◾ First, you need to set a goal. This will be different for everyone! Think S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely)
◽ How much time can you dedicate each week to this goal? This will affect your approach. If you are just starting out maybe setting aside an hour 3-4 times a week is a good place to start!
◾ Get your nutrition in check! Calculate your calories/macros (if you want to know more about this let me know and I will elaborate in another post!), measure your portion sizes, drink more water, eat more veggies, stick with lower calorie sauces/condiments!
◽ Get help from a coach *shameless plug: I'm accepting new clients!* or do your own research! If you aren't interested in working with a coach, there are a lot of resources out there that offer programs for beginners! Check out bodybuilding.com, fitnessblender, or YouTube!
◽ Implement progressive overload. If you are lifting and not implementing progressive overload you need to start! Progressive overload means that you are gradually increasing the stress placed on your body during your workouts, without it your wheels are spinning but you're going no where fast! Implement progressive overload by increasing your weights, decreasing your rest, adding more reps, or increasing the time under tension (slowing down your reps).
◾ The last and probably most important thing to starting out is that you must BE CONSISTENT! Even if you aren't seeing results as quickly as you'd like, BE CONSISTENT! Physical change doesn't happen overnight and if this is something you are serious about you want your results to be sustainable! Trust the process and keep going.