So you want to get fit? Who doesn’t! But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start! It’s so overwhelming, and the end result seems so far away that the road to get there is nearly impossible. So we give up before we even start. It doesn’t need to be this way. Fitness should be fun! Exciting! A natural part of your lifestyle. And it can be. It’s all about taking baby steps. You need to stand before you can walk. Crawl before you can stand. Sit up before you can crawl. It’s all a process. It’s all about baby steps. So let’s apply this in terms of your fitness goal. Let’s say your ultimate goal is to lose 50 lbs. Although it seems scary and unattainable, it’s not if you take baby steps. We need to develop a plan of action to reach our ultimate goal. Sit up! Begin writing down everything you eat. Use websites like www.fooddiary.com to track the amount of calories you are eating.
“It’s all about taking baby steps.”
Crawl! Get up and move. Strive for at least 20-30min of physical activity most days of the week. This can be any form of activity to get the heart rate up like walking, jogging, home exercise videos. Some great ones are Turbo Jam, P90X, just to name a few. Stand: Increase your water intake. Reduce the amount of empty calories you have in your diet which typically end up being sodas, alcohol, candy, excessive snacking after dinner. Start to walk! Repeat this routine until you start seeing and more importantly FEELING the results! Soon you will find this will become easier to do every single day, leading toward a new lifestyle.
This is SO easy to do! But the problem is, it’s also very easy NOT to do which is the reason we do not succeed. Working toward a new fitness goals doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, or need to spend a lot of money, or give up a kidney! It’s about coming up with a plan of action, and taking baby steps to reach your ultimate goal. If you need help or information about additional resources, just ask!