- Posted by Derek Wiseman
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Are you getting into working out for the first time? Maybe you have dabbled before but now you are ready to jump in with both feet once and for all.
Congrats! This is an exciting (and often somewhat intimidating) time. The progress that you will enjoy in your first many months will be tremendous, provided you do enough of the little things properly. These are a few of those things that I think you should keep in mind.
1) Be as consistent as possible. I know that you’re busy with work and life in general, but you will need to make a little bit of time most days. If you can get 2-3 good, solid training sessions in and then a few more periods of activity on the other days, you will be well on your way. If you can only find 30 minutes to do something…..GREAT! Use it.
2) Be aware of what your doing (or not doing) with your knife and fork. Even an AWESOME workout routine followed to the letter will leave you disappointed if you are undoing your hard work in the kitchen. Track your food! It doesn’t have to be NASA-like precision, simply write down what you eat and when you eat it. Hopefully you will already be in the right ballpark, but you may wind up shocked by how much you are shooting yourself in the foot.
3) Learn the right type of training regimen to follow based on your goals. Long miles on the road jogging isn’t going to very helpful to your muscle building dreams. Eating like a strongman while trying to drop body fat may cause more than a little frustration. Talk to a certified trainer to help come up with a game plan to help you head the right direction.
4) Try to enjoy the process. Lean toward doing things you enjoy. Getting SO caught up in your goal that you are cramming exercise that you hate down your own throat will just leave you bitter and frustrated. There are many ways to get fit and feel good. Try different stuff until you find something you enjoy (or even tolerate enough to carry on long term.)