10 Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey


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So, it’s the new year, which means lots of resolutions. I’ll be honest with you guys, I’m not the biggest fan of new years resolutions. Well, I shouldn’t say that. It’s just that, I think each day you can set goals for yourself, gain new perspectives, change for the better. However, the new year does have the mentality of a “fresh start” which doesn’t hurt.

I know this is a time for a lot of people to start making their health a priority. So with that said, I’m giving some of my favorite tips, or approaches to starting a fitness routine and taking your health more seriously!

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  1. BE PATIENT. I cannot stress this enough. Whatever your goals are, whether they be physical or mental, they will not happen overnight. You will not workout for a few weeks and magically have the body you always hoped for. Nor, will you eat healthy for one day and all of the sudden clean eating will become easy. Be patient.
  2. Create habits. Habits are key key key. Sure, being motivated is great, but trust me, it only lasts so long. It’s all new and motivating now because its January 1st, but that will pass. Hey! Just being honest. However, if you create habits than you will continue to work towards your goals even when you don’t feel like.
  3. Consistency. This kind of goes along with habits in the sense that if you create habits, your routine should remain fairly consistent. We all have that one week, or weeks even, where life happens and sticking to your fitness and health goals become difficult, or damn near impossible. BUT. Think of the 80/20 rule. If 80% of the time you’re doing what you need to be doing, you’ll get there.
  4. Do not compare yourself to others. When I first started working out, I did the BBG program. I saw all these amazing transformations that occurred over 12 weeks, and when I hit my 12 week mark I didn’t look anything like I expected. I was like hmmm, well this isn’t what I thought it would be! But I kept going, and reached my goals at my own pace. We are all unique. We are all different. Don’t compare your journey to someone else’s.
  5. Don’t be afraid to try new things! Guys, we are all so different. What workouts or diet regimen worked for someone else may not work for you! Find what works for you and don’t be afraid to try new things in order to find it.
  6. Remember, Instagram is a highlight reel. Don’t think I really need to explain this one. Just don’t compare other’s highlights to your everyday. No one’s life is perfect or exactly what you see on social media.
  7. You cannot out work a bad diet. Killing yourself at the gym will not get you the physical results you want if your diet is shit. Plain and simple. I personally love a flexible dieting approach, because, well, its flexible. BUT it doesn’t work for everyone. Some people prefer to eat clean 90% of the time and that works for them. Just know that you need a diet regimen/plan.
  8. Take progress photos! Progress photos will be your best friend, or worse enemy 😉 But really, they will help put your progress into perspective for you much better than the scale will.
  9. On that note, ditch the scale! Unless you are doing a cut or bulk, you do not need a scale. Don’t worry about the number. Instead, focus on how you feel and how you are looking in the progress pictures.
  10. Create sustainable and realistic habits and goals. Remember that health is a LIFESTYLE. If you set goals for yourself that are not achievable, you will continue to fail, and continue to feel frustrated which is not a recipe for success! Find ways to incorporate health into your life that you know that with some effort, you can maintain on a fairly regular basis. Again, this jumps back to the consistency tip. Consistency and sustainability will make you successful.

Any other things that you guys find important and helpful? I want to hear them!

Happy New Year babes xx

5 thoughts on “10 Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey

  1. Hi! I have a question after your last IG post about cardio. I do a lot of running (5 mi/5x week) but I thought what you wrote was interesting. I’m fairly fit but my body fat % is higher than I’d like (and carry all my weight in my stomach area) so is cutting carbs they key to reducing this percentage?

    1. Hey! So it really depends (which I know is an annoying answer lol). Cardio definitely helps burn fat, but your diet/calorie intake is really the key determining factor. Because at the end of the day, if you eating more than youre burning then youre not going to lose body fat. There is also the problem that people run into of not enough carbs, so much so that they start causing their body to conserve fat …but that’s a different story!

      If I were you, I would take a look at your diet; look at your overall carb (and fat) intake. For me, knowing what my intake was didn’t help until I had a certified PT (@paosfitworld) make sense of those numbers for me. She explained that based on my resting metabolic rate (BMR) and exercise per week that I would need to eat “X” amount in order to lose fat. So that’s what I did! I hope this helps? Let me know if I can be of more assistance =)

      1. That does…I’ll definetly be asking more questions later but just wanted to say thank you! I love your IG page- it’s very motivating and informative health wise. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  2. Hi- thanks so much for sharing all of this information. I know you were doing a cut awhile back. My question is: once you get to where you would like to be on a cut, how do you adjust your macros to maintain the result? Do you slowly add back in and hope you don’t gain the weight you just lost? Or are you stuck at the cutting macros until you decide you want to bulk?

    1. Good question! So once you are done cutting, your current state becomes your new “normal.” Meaning that you will switch to your “maintenance” calories and you will be maintaining that current physique; you wont be putting on weight nor will you be losing weight. At this point, you may lose a little bit of fat and gain a little bit of muscle but the changes will be “slower and steadier.” So you are still able to make progress and move forward but not as quickly or severe if you were in a cut or bulk. Then, once (or if) you reach a point where you want to put on a substantial amount of muscle then you can start bulking.

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