I get this question a lot. If I’m honest, most of my clients are/were beginners when they started. As a matter of fact, I just told 2 new clients that started Monday, July 6th, that I “low key” specialize in beginner training.
Here’s my secret tool:
I don’t believe in beginners 🤫
If you are starting your fitness journey for the first time or starting again...JUST GET STARTED!!!
Here are 5 tips to getting started:
1. Commit to one ☝🏾behavior change at a time.
Most of the time when people start a fitness journey they try to quit EVERY bad habit at once. This is a way to fail from the beginning. Start with a commitment to be active 3-5 days a week FIRST. Once this becomes a habit, then commit to another behavior change, so on, and so on.
2. Find an accountability partner
A lot you may skip to step 2 and hire a personal trainer, which is a great, but be ready to go COLD TURKEY on those behavior changing all at once. If you’re not ready, find a friend that’ll get moving with you. Then plan meals together, etc.
3. Body weight strength training before weight strength training
This is one of my absolute pet peeves. People ignorantly jump to machine weights and free weights before PERFECTING their own body weight. Learn to do a body weight squat or modified push-up before going to the strength training side of the gym.
4. Drink more water
This is one of the hardest things to accomplish for many of my clients. Drop the Pop and grab a water! When you drink enough water for your body weight (post coming soon) water then becomes a natural diuretic helping you to naturally release the weight.
5. Have Fun!!!
Many people make their fitness journey stuffy and miserable 😩. Have fun. Try new recipes from Pinterest or here (coming soon) and find a way to make healthy food taste good. I do it every week with meal prep. You can do it too!!! Create challenges with your accountability partner(s) and see who wins. Don’t make it hard. Just Have Fun!