I’ve had some requests to talk about how to get into the routine of working out and eating healthy so I wanted to share some hopefully helpful tips! 1. My favorite time to exercise is in the morning before the work day begins. You feel refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day may bring, and you don’t have to worry about missing a work out later in the night if you become too busy. The hardest part is getting up. Set your alarm on your phone, and leave it across the room so you are forced to get out of bed to turn off the alarm. Once you are physically out of bed, you are more inclined to stay up and get dressed for a pre-work morning workout.
2. Make a workout schedule. You should always alternate what body parts you exercise per day. For example, I like to do back, biceps and quads one day and then shoulders, pecs, triceps and calves another day. Know what muscle group you are targeting before you get to the gym so that you have a game plan and don’t waste any time figuring out what to workout.
3. Have a buddy. If you can’t work out with a friend physically early in the morning, have someone that you can text who is also working out at the same time you are. You can motivate each other and can somewhat feel accountable for your workouts knowing that your bestie is up sweating in the gym!
4.. BE CONSISTENT. It may take a few weeks for your body to completely adjust to your new fitness regime, but STICK THROUGH IT! I would say after two weeks, your body will be accustomed to the schedule you have created and it will begin functioning on auto-pilot and you will see that you will wake up naturally around the same time each day, regardless of whether your alarm goes off or not. The biggest mistake people make is that they try to work out for a week and then stop for two, and then never can get back into it. Stick with it, and trust me, your wake up calls will begin getting easier.
5. You put in the hard work, now follow it up with healthy foods throughout the day. Getting back into shape is part physical but also heavily based on the foods you are putting into your body. Why sweat in the gym for an hour and then eat fast food? Stick to clean proteins (grilled chicken) and veggies, fruits, and non processed foods. Limit your sugar intake and drink lots of water throughout the day!
Hope these tips helped and best of luck on your quest for a more healthy lifestyle!