Fitness Tips for Beginners: Where to Start on Your Fitness Journey
Congratulations! You have taken the first step into taking care of your health! Just the fact that you’ve decided to stop being a couch potato and start working out is awesome! So where to begin?
The fitness world can be extremely intimidating, especially for a newbie. But don’t worry, we have all been there at some point. Contrary, to what society puts out there, fellow gym goers are actually nice and encourage others to succeed on their fitness journey. Now the ones that they probably poke fun at are the ones that go to the gym just to land a date. So first things first, STOP being intimidated by others at the gym. We are all there for the same goal….to better ourselves.
Key Points to focus on as a beginner:
Nutrition. Don’t get all caught up on Macros/Micros/Keto/Atkins. Instead; focus on eating a well-balanced diet of proteins, fats, and carbs. (Do you want me to make a list of what each one is? Comment below)
Hydration. Drink at least 3 liters of water a day. That's a great place to start.
Warm up & Cool Down. This is super important so it's a good thing if you get in the habit of doing this since you start. It's kinda the first thing that people skip as they start going more and more.
Everything in moderation. Don’t completely take out anything from your diet. If you want to have a drink: allow yourself 1 or 2 a month.
Stick to things grown from the Earth. So what I mean here is toss the processed junk and stick to “whole” foods.
How many days should you workout?
You should start off slow and then begin increasing. A great way to start is by working out 2-3 times a week. You can do 1 upper body day, 1 lower body day, and 1 day of ploy work or a full body circuit. Try to do at least 30 minutes each time.
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret since your part of my #beautyturnedbeasttribe…..newbies gain muscle so much quicker than a veteran gym goer. So don’t be afraid to pick up the weights.
How to stay motivated?
The good thing about exercising is that there is something for everyone. Don’t feel like you have to stick to only one thing. If your friend is into weightlifting but you prefer something more endurance based than go for it. Luckily there’s so many to chose from: Crossfit, yoga, pilates, boxing, Zumba, weightlifting, Bootcamp, F45, At home workouts, Taebo, TRX, Bands, Running, Triathlons, Swimming, etc. The list goes on. The #1 way you will stay motivated is by doing the one you love.
I hope this helped all my newbies. If you have any other question please feel free to shoot me over an e-mail monikapaezmanagement@gmail