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If you’re a newbie thinking of starting a fitness regime, use these 10 tips for beginners to make sure that you reach your goals.
Make Your Workout Worth It
If you want to get the most out of your workout, you need to remember that around 80% of the results that you get from your workout actually come from just 20% of your workout.
That means that in an hour’s session, only 12 minutes of the workout will contribute to the bulk of your results. You need to make those minutes really count. Use compound movements that work for more than one muscle group at a time to really make the most of your time.
Remember To Eat Healthily
All body shaping goals can only be achieved by eating a healthy diet. If you’re going to the gym so that you can go home and eat a double triple cheeseburger with a 2-person serving of French fries, you won’t do your body any favors.
You should make sure that you eat in moderation, and remember that if you’re burning off more calories, you will need to eat a little bit more so that you have enough energy. Balance your nutrition and avoid fad diets.
Change Your Eating Habits
You need to make sure that you eat properly as well as eating healthily. Eating properly includes eating at the right times of the day. Skipping breakfast is a really bad idea. You also shouldn’t eat too late in the evening either (this is one that I have problems with!). Speak to a personal trainer or a nutritionist about what would work for you so that you can achieve your goals.
Plan Out Your Routine
To make sure that you know just when you’re going to be working out and when you can look forward to some downtime, you really should come up with a plan. Remember to include rest days and be realistic about how much free time you actually have.
Remember to stick to your fitness schedule as much as possible so that you don’t slide into the habit of skipping the gym.
Make A 100% Commitment
You need to remember that your body transformation needs complete dedication from you. You can’t skip a day or two here and there, because you feel as though you deserve it. Plan when your rest day will be and stick to that. Even during vacation, check out the local gym, and make sure to take the time to get a workout in. Keep up with the healthy eating too — it can be difficult during those days at the beach or on a cruise!
Don’t Let Preconceptions Put You Off
It’s easy to look at a female bodybuilder and suddenly panic if you’re a woman who is trying to lose weight and develop a slender figure.
The reality is that it’s really difficult for women to bulk up like that; it requires a particular plan and effort. If you stick to a plan that your personal trainer has given you, you have higher odds of success.
Keep It Simple
You should remember that you are only starting out with fitness. In order to avoid injury and to avoid skipping your training, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the fitness basics first.
Start off with some shorter exercise sessions. Then expand your workout as you become more confident and as your fitness levels start to rise.
Prepare For Your New Routine
Make sure that you schedule some time to work out. Also, have a plan of how you would like your workout to go. You need to come up with some realistic goals too. If you want to have 6-pack abs, aim to achieve some muscle definition within 6 months. If you would like to lose 30 pounds, make sure that the timeframe that you set yourself is achievable. However, if you don’t know what your targets are, no personal trainer will be able to help you.
So you want to get 6-pack abs, bulging biceps, and strong legs? You can’t get those things by just lifting weights. You must remember that while you’re working out, you should fit in a good amount of cardio. Cardio also has significant health benefits — don’t skip it!
If you’re already carrying excess weight, make sure that you help burn off the fat by doing frequent cardio. With consistent effort, eventually, your muscle development will start to show.
Use A Visual Inspiration
It’s very helpful to have a visual inspiration to keep you motivated. Use a Google image search to find photos of body shapes and sizes similar to your own ideals. Remember to be realistic in your selection. You don’t want to get discouraged by having images of body shapes that you will be unable to achieve.
Print out the image or images and display these where you will see them all the time. Good places include near your work desk, on your car dashboard, or on the fridge. This will ensure that you have a visual goal that will keep you motivated every single day!
Last year, I published a 30 Days of Thanks series in a Pinterest Community with mixed success. In light of that, I’m going to publish it again during November on this blog. In fact, there’ll also be a free Workbook that goes along with the posts that you can download. It’s a perfect time to look at all the things we should be grateful for.
- Other Ways to Celebrate: Other Alternatives to Celebrate, Adult Halloween Parties
- Decorations: Ghost Decorations, Pumpkin Decorations, Bat Decorations, Bathroom Decorations
- Costume Posts: Baby and Toddler Costumes, Superhero Costumes,
- Halloween Food: Creepy Concoctions, Halloween Dinner at Home
- Freebie: Halloween Decor eBook
- If you need an activity book for your kids this Halloween, check this one out: Halloween Activity Book.
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