Since we are two weeks into the New Year, one of the most popular questions we've been getting is "Where Should I Start?"
The truth is that most of us struggle with the same problems. I understand this more than anyone, so I decided to share five easy tips to help you get started on your fitness resolutions.
Create a plan for your entire week on the weekends. Life will throw you the occasional curveball, but this way you are less likely to go off your plan.
Doing things like planning your workout routine, or prepping your food ahead of time can take some of the panic out of what life throws at you.
When you are planning ... take the small details into consideration to make sure you are ready to go.
Taking 20 minutes out of your weekend to plan out your week is a sure-fire way to stay on track.
Simplify The Process
Stay away from the crazy diets and super long workouts … Create clear and easy steps that will help you with your short- and long-term goals. Complexity adds more steps and can distract you from your goals. Simplicity is your key to seeing progress!
Focus on Lifestyle Adjustments
A nutrition plan can seem overwhelming … change your focus to small things like portion sizes, or eating protein every couple of hours. You could even cut fast food out of your diet.
This simplifies the plan and alleviates some of the stress that goes along with “dieting”. Getting in these habits also helps create long term habits that will help you stay on the right path.
Find Someone To Hold You Accountable
Getting to the gym or keeping your hand out of the cookie jar is a lot easier when you have a friend working in the same direction as you! Check on each other regularly and include each other in your planning … even add in some friendly competition based on your goals.
There’s no better way to make sure that you make it to the gym than a good friend blowing up your phone!
Join Our 8-Week Operation Transformation Challenge
8-Week Challenges can be a great motivator to get back on track ...
Operation Transformation helps create accountability with like minded individuals.
We also provide customized nutrition and workout plans.
Operation Transformation has a private Facebook group and other prizes that are sure to give you a kick of motivation, too.
You can click here to join Operation Transformation, which starts January 25th.
Getting started can definitely be challenge ... but these easy tips will help you get on track with your fitness resolutions right now!
If you have any other questions, or need help setting up a plan ... reach out to one of our Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist to get a customized plan for your goals.
*This post was written by John Taylor, who is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.