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Going to the gym is awesome! Chances are if weight loss or fitness is your New Years Resolution then you likely haven’t worked out in a long time. It can also be really overwhelming if you have been out of the gym for a significant amount of time.
Check out these 3 tips that will make the transition a lot easier:
1. Start Stretching, NOW!
Mobility plays a key role in keeping your body healthy and ready for exercise. Not only will you feel better but it also helps to prevent injury. Starting to stretch before you start working out can help your body start remembering what those muscles feel like to be used! I would try to stretch for at least 10 minutes a day, and switch up body groups daily.
2. Start Eating Better
If you try to do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) after eating cheeseburgers, you’re gonna have a bad time. For 3 days before you go to the gym for the first time, start eating healthier more nutrient rich food. Your body will use the nutrients you gave it and make sure your workout is awesome! I’ve worked out eating unhealthy food and worked out eating healthy food, the healthy food actually makes working out FEEL easier. I promise.
3. Drink Water!
If you haven’t been paying very close attention to your health, chances are you are under hydrated (most people are, don’t feel too bad about it). Start drinking water throughout the day. You’ll be a little bloated at first but trust me you’ll sweat it all out anyway during your workout!
Going to the gym for the first time in a long time can be pretty intimidating. Now you have 3 things you can do before that time comes to make the transition go smoother.
Happy Fitness everyone!
2016 is a MASSIVE year, friends. Expect the unexpected, expect miracles and expect to surprise the crap out of yourself with how much you grow and what you will be experiencing.
Because of this massive year, I’ve decided to focus on some MASSIVE categories through my “New Years Resolutions” or what successful people call them– GOALS.
At first I just wrote down things that I wanted to concentrate on in 2016. What started as vague goals, I turned into more concrete goals. When goal setting it is VERY important to give yourself some guidelines. Your brain doesn’t do well with vague concepts and neither does your motivation.
I’ll share a few with you for you to use as an example when creating your own goals.
Water: In January 2016, I will buy 7 gallons of purified water each week, write intention on each of them and drink (or do the best I can to drink) 1 gallon of water per day. Further, I will create fruit and herb infused water 2x/week.
Athlete: I will do sprints 4x/week for the month of January. I will lift 5x a week and I will do Crossfit/Crosstraining 1x/week.
Write: I will create 2 blog posts/week, write down a book topic idea 2x/month and take a free online grammar test/course 2x/month to increase my writing skills.
Yoga: I will learn 1 new yoga pose per week in 2016.
For most of these goals I will be reviewing them each month. Let’s say in February I look back at my January water goal and realize that maybe a gallon a day isn’t all that manageable. I will then look back on that goal and tweek it for February. It’s important to set aside a time to reflect and change goals if needed! If one of your goals/resolutions doesn’t excite you anymore, it’s either time to ditch it or switch it.
Happy Goal setting everyone! Let me know if you have any questions or need support in any way. I believe in you! 🙂