5 "BABY" STEPS TO START YOUR FITNESS/HEALTH JOURNEY

Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Monday! 


We actually had a fun filled weekend! We went out 2 nights in a row and well needless to say, this mama is exhausted! Let me just tell you drinking in your mid 20's is not the same, and the recovery takes waay longer. haha In case you guys didn't know this, I am a total light weight! I just need two margaritas and girlfriend, I am all set! Anyone else? 

But we are going to kick this week off with 5 "baby" steps to take to start your fitness/health journey! You guys know I'm all about baby steps, and I'm constantly telling y'all how important it is to start slow & steady. That's how I started and I stand 100% by this "method". 

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5 "BABY" STEP TO TAKE TO START YOUR
 FITNESS/HEALTH JOURNEY! 

1.) WRITE DOWN YOUR GOAL: Whether that be losing weight, toning up, or gaining weight, write it down. Also write down why you're doing it. Because you want to feel more confident, you want to have more energy, etc! I suggest maybe buying a notebook where you can write all your FITNESS & HEALTH things in. 

2.) START EXERCISING 3 DAYS A WEEK- Okay again, I'm all about slow & steady! So start off by working out 3 days a week. Your workouts don't have to be anything intense or crazy...yet. If you have never worked out maybe tone it down and start off 2 days a week. Make sure you listen to your body. 

3.) CREATE YOUR WORKOUT SCHEDULE- This is KEY! There are some weeks that I don't plan out my workout schedule and I feel the motivation go downhill real quick! I started off by doing a 5-10 minute run 3 days a week for about 2 weeks and then I started adding workouts. I highly recommend NOT skipping Monday's. For me personally if I skip Monday I just don't feel as productive. Also make sure you're scheduling your workout at a time that works BEST for you. Also take in mind, sleep will be sacrificed! haha You can check out my current workout schedule HERE 

4.) SUBSTITUTE WHERE YOU CAN- Another key step! You don't want to throw yourself into your journey and start by eating salads every day all day! Chances are you're going to give up real quick. I say this all the time...but slowly transition into healthier options. I'll give you guys a few examples. Starting off old school, choose grilled over fried, skip out on the fries, if you're a soda drinker maybe start drinking diet soda, portion your food, try veggie pasta instead of regular pasta, ground turkey instead of regular ground beef, make sure you always include a side of veggies. I feel like I could do a WHOLE post of substitution so I may start working on that. But you get the point. 

5.) DRINK YOUR WATER- I know, I know! You hear it all the time but it's true! Water is so good for you! I also know a ton of you don't like water, so maybe add some of your favorite fruit to make it taste a little better! Before I started my journey I honestly maybe had 1 bottle of water a day,  if that! Now I drink about 8-10 bottles a day, y'all know I love my lemon & strawberry water so I mix it up sometimes. 

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post & found it helpful! If you did make sure you leave a comment! Thank you guys so much for stopping by & for continuing to support my blog! 




2 comments :

  1. Soooo helpful! I plan on starting today for sure! Thanks for this amazing post. Could you do a post on beginner workouts?

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    1. Yay! You can do it girlfriend! Of course I'll add it to my list! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

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