Tips that I have for beginners for people who want to start a healthy lifestyle. Any advice that I have a way that you can get started that’s not very expensive that’s not very hard to do which I think fitness can be. So, there is so much information out there I want to give you guys. My advice that I did when I first got started that worked for me, and things that did not worked for me.
Waist approached fitness and a healthy sustainable way, try and avoid some of the issues that I had in the past. I do have a few notes on here just to make sure that my thoughts are flowing properly because I tend to like go off on tangents which is what I am doing right now.
Find a good workout:
Find a good workout that fits into your daily schedule. I mentioned two websites which was body balm calm and simply shredded. I unfortunately didn’t link it back then. I haven’t linked in there now and I will also have both of those websites linked down below:
When I first got into fitness those two up sites were so helpful for me to get free and very good information. They have so many free programs there especially simply shredded calm. I made sure to check to see if they were still free. Just click on the links go on the interviews portion of it and then you scroll down and go to women’s page. On the women’s page you’re going to find tons and tons of articles and all of these articles have a bunch of free programs on things that people use themselves. For example, Nikki black butter has her own article, all the exercises written out, the reps the sets the days everything is planned out for you. So, if you’re a beginner and you don’t know where to start and you want to get into weightlifting just pick one you feel comfortable with, that fits into your schedule that isn’t too long too. Short and once again that you feel comfortable doing in the gym and start with.
I just remember when I was a beginner those two websites were so helpful and I just feel like I wanted to talk about it. So, many people are wondering. So those are the websites that I used on vibrant calm. You can find tons and tons of exercises they’ll show you exactly how to do them there are videos, there are pictures. So, those are two really great resources that are free and out there for you guys to use tons of other articles and YouTube videos and stuff that you can find you just have to put the time into it, to read it, to watch it, to understand.
You rather play a sport I think it’s always best to go with something that you enjoy the most important thing about fitness is you want to make this a long-term sustainable lifestyle, so, let’s say I go to the gym and you start weightlifting. You absolutely hate it. Don’t feel like that’s the only way for you to reach your goals because that’s what you see online, that’s what a lot of people are doing at the moment. Always pick a form of exercise that you really enjoy doing, that doesn’t feel like a chore and sometimes exercise will feel like a chore. It’s not like I love working out 24/7 I honestly don’t but for the most part I really enjoy going to the gym. It makes me feel good. So find something like that for you whether that’s swimming or running like long-distance running or sprinting figure out your favorite way to get moving and get your heart rate up and then stick to that.
Choose Food Wisely:
I know it’s going to sound so simple but it’s really just feed your body healthy food like I said earlier there is so many diets out there. I know it can get so confusing but at the end of the day if you eat healthy your body is going to function properly. Healthy food is filled with micronutrients with fiber which is so important for proper digestion and it is typically higher in volume so it will keep you fuller for longer which is important, especially, if you’re trying to lose weight and you want to be in a calorie deficit. You don’t want to feel like you’re starving all the time.
Celebrate your victories:
Tip number three and I feel like this one can get really overlooked a lot of the time. Set achievable goals for yourself celebrate your victories. There will be days where you feel like you did not reach your goals, there will be days where you feel like maybe you failed but the most important thing is to not giving in to that and quitting, because if you quit, it becomes so much harder to start over. I remember like before I got into fitness the amount of times that I started something and let’s say I didn’t see progress in the first couple of weeks. I would just give up and it was so discouraging and it was so difficult for me to get back from that because I felt ashamed of myself, I didn’t feel like I had the willpower to reach all these goals, that I had. They seemed so far away even though the end of the day all had to do is just stick to this and move fast. The little days that might have not been perfect but you guys. We are not perfect we’re not meant to be perfect and it’s okay to mess up every once in a while, as long as you realize that every single day you wake up you get a fresh start. You can continue on with what you were doing before you can forget about the failure. It doesn’t matter it’s over. Give yourself celebrate small victories and set achievable goals.
Moderation is key and I cannot stress this, enough moderation is key to making this a healthy sustainable lifestyle no amount of diets that I did when I first got into fitness and I will throw a picture on a screen of what it looked like before ever got me to where I am now as much as realizing that I had to have moderation in my life. I am NOT someone who can always say no to things that I like, why I never could compete in Fitness like bodybuilding competitions. I always wanted to, but then I realized it was just not for me because restriction for me just caused me to go into a spiral of having such an awful relationship with food and it was so hard to recover from that I don’t wish that happen to anyone.
Set your routine:
Set a routine and form healthy habits so ever I’ve done, for example, you can drink more water in the day. If your pee is yellow, you’re most likely dehydrated. You want your pee to be pretty clear I used to really focus on like getting a gallon in a day but I also realized that, it was like controlling my life, because I’d be going to the bathroom 24/7. I came to a conclusion that buy a cup which motivate you to drink more fluid. I bought one with a straw. So, it’s just a more comfortable way to drink it and then another thing that’s really important for setting a routine, going to bed and waking up earlier. Hydration sleep and stress can play such big roles in our bodies, like if those things are thrown off. Let’s say you got three hours of sleep in a night and then you wake up super early to try and get a workout. I would always tell anyone just skip the workout get your as much sleep as you can one thing that I think is so important to remember is that starting out with Fitness is the hardest part of the entire journey. Because you’re used to eating unhealthy and you’re used to not exercising. So, when you start to do that you just feel uncomfortable and you kind of almost have to force yourself to do it but once you get into the routine of things it becomes so much easier and I assure you guys your body will crave healthy food like 85% of my diet. It’s food that I enjoy eating, it’s food that makes me feel good and it is the food that I crave.
Lift weight specific in figures:
This one’s extremely important, seriously you guys getting a good mobility and stretching. Your team is essential, you don’t ever just start off sprinting right away you don’t ever just start off lifting as heavy as you can that’s not good for your body mobility. You can find different mobility routines on YouTube. There are things that I do to warm up before I jump into weightlifting to make sure that I prevent injury and that is definitely something that you don’t want so I figured I would throw this in here because I didn’t warm up when I first got into fitness I’m just like walk into the gym jump on the treadmill and just started sprinting. I was really lucky that I didn’t have any kind of injury.
Add enjoyable cardio:
Add enjoyable cardio into your workout routine, I personally prefer hip hop. I hated it, it was like I just rented it. It helped me a lot. I have just noticed that my body, I see the most results when I implement it into my routine. I do it about three to four times a week for 10 to 15 minutes. It does not have to be long. It actually shouldn’t be long because you shouldn’t be able to do it for a long time. It’s high-intensity interval training. So, I’m going to give you as an example of what I do my favorite. Two ways to do it is on the treadmill or in a Stairmaster. I usually wear them up around 10 minutes. You can walk, you can uphill walk, you can jog, whatever you feel most comfortable with. I usually just like uphill walk and then after that I’ll start my hit, for me, my favorite interval is 20 seconds sprinting forty seconds off at the end of it I am dripping in sweat. It’s hard to breathe. I’m not going to lie but you feel so accomplished and I just feel like I never got these results with steady-state cardio, but with doing it and eating healthy I can definitely see progress in my body happening. It is a time saver and you can get a lot more out of 10 to 15 minutes of it versus 30 to 40 minutes of steady-state cardio.
Focus on digestion:
I feel like this one is going to be very dependent and you as an individual but I think it is really important to figure out which food causes you to have digestive issues. So, for example, a lot of people cannot digest gluten or they can’t digest dairy. If you do not have a healthy gut then you are not going to be processing your macro and micronutrients properly that could definitely prevent you from reaching your fitness goals. I as most of you guys probably know try to eat less plant-based as I can. I don’t really eat meat. I avoid dairy, the only animal products that I still eat on daily basis is egg whites. At restaurants a lot of time I do have fish but, I am moving towards a more plant-based lifestyle now that’s just what works for me. I do that for ethical reasons and if you like my digestive system does run a little bit better since I cut out meat and have basically cut out dairy. So, you have to figure out what works for you.
I am just going to make this short and sweet. I think it is so important to practice self-love on daily basis because if your goals are coming from a place of self-hate. Therefore, hating how you look hating what you see in the mirror, hating how your clothes fit, that could lead you down such a bad path. For example, starting an unsustainable diet that could later on cause you to have a really poor relationship with food. It is important for you to just like wake up, look in the mirror and tell yourself five things that you love about yourself: You are smart, you are kind, you are good person, you are a good student, you are an amazing daughter or son. There is so many things that can help you to find about yourself that are so incredible internally. Just literally look in the mirror and talk to yourself and saying those things out loud can help you change that negative kind of voice in your head, just shut it off completely, don’t listen to it and I promise that you guys will reach your goals if you have any questions comment below.