How to get started working out, you want to but it seems so scary!
1. Set a goal date...What is the date that you are going to aim for to start eating right, to begin the baby steps to exercising, what workout program will you follow. Get all of the questions answered and SET THE DATE!
2. It is a proven fact, that buying a new workout outfit can encourage one to start working out. I am not saying go buy a whole new wardrobe, but go buy a new pair of workout pants, or a shirt, or a new pair of sneakers!
3. Determine a workout bottle, my favorite is the Gatorade bottle with the little orange nubbin top that won't spill. Write on a piece of paper your favorite motivational quote and with clear tape, tape it to the bottle. When you feel tired, go grab a sip of water, read your motivation, and get back to the grind.
4. Motivation, write on a post it note what your motivation is. Is it your children, is it your desire to be healthy, is it you goal to get fit and trim for a wedding, do you have a fitness competition coming up or a reunion. Whatever your motivation is, write it on a post it note and put it on your bathroom mirror so you will see it every day!
Sounds easy right? It sounds easy, but getting prepped to change your lifestyle can feel overwhelming, so take baby steps. Maybe the first 2 weeks you change your diet, then the next two weeks you add in walking 1-2 miles a day before or after dinner, then the next two weeks you add something else and eliminate something bad from your diet (aka, sugars). TAKE BABY STEPS. It is your first step to a new you.
THIS IS NOT A DIET, this is a lifestyle change and it is for YOU and not anyone else!
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Health Enthusiast. Athlete. Coach.