Tip #1- Set Realistic Goals
Just telling yourself that you want to lose weight is not going to do anything “actions speak louder than words” Be specific. For example, “I want to lose 10lbs by best friends wedding in three months” is setting a goal and keeping yourself motivated because you now have something to work towards.
Tip #2- Track Your Progress
You can’t see your progress if you have no idea where you started from. Take before photos and than a follow up with the same pose every 4-5 weeks thereafter.
Tip #3- Log Your Workouts & Results
Every workout session and weigh in should be logged. This way you can always go back to see your progress on how well you’re doing. Notice how I say “how well you’re doing” You should be improving on a daily basis when following these steps in your weight, mood, endurance and confidence.
Tip #4- Mix Up Your Cardio Workouts
Cardio sessions should vary in intensity and in length. Try new cardio activities and keep things spicy.
Tip #5- Strength Training Is Not Just for Men
Everyone should strength train. Strength training builds muscle and increases bone density. Train all major muscle groups 1-3 times per week.
Tip #6- Stretch
Stretching out your entire body. This helps increase flexibility and decrease muscle soreness the next day.
Tip #7- Rest
Get 7-9 hours of sleep each and every night. Also rest your muscles by not working out everyday.
Tip #8- Warm Up
Warm up for 5-10 minutes before every workout session. You should feel a rise in your body temperature and ready to go afterwards.
Tip #9- Nutrition Is 85%
Eating small meals throughout the day complements your fitness routine. Learn to eat healthy and kick diets out of your life forever! Diets that require you eating by certain times and measuring ounces will work, but you’re not going to sustain it. You will find yourself being more consistent by consuming foods that are healthy and without dreading it.
Tip #10- Listen To Me, Stay Motivated & You Can’t Go Wrong =)
-Fitness by Paul