I can certainly relate to that! I often joke that I live my life by the clock and if it is not on my schedule it probably isn’t gonna happen.
As I mentioned on the show, I started my new fitness routine and stopped making excuses about three years ago. Along the way I wanted so badly to take shortcuts like lipo and even went as far as having some consultations. I am happy that I persevered and had the patience and willingness to put in the hard work and received the spoils that come with it. Was it easy? Nope! It’s hard… at first. But once you begin and get in a groove it’s actually a new found kind of stress relief and a fun challenge.
Here are my quick tips for starting on the right foot and some keys to success.
1. Write down your goals.
Writing down your goals helps you visualize the finish line. It helps you focus and it’s a great way to track your progress. Fortunately we are in 2017 and there’s an app for that!
My favorites: LOSE IT! & NIKE RUN
Lose It! Is a digital health and fitness platform that is centered on the proven principles of calorie tracking and community support for healthy, sustainable weight loss. Enter a goal and it will even tell you on what date you will reach it! Members track their daily food intake and fitness activity, and can create goals, start or join community activities and competitive challenges, connect activity trackers, access coaches, and more.
I love that it integrates with top health and fitness brands, such as Jawbone, FitBit, Nike, Misfit, Withings, Strava, MapMyFitness, Apple Health, and RunKeeper. The Lose It! experience gives members the ability to share data through wearable activity trackers, Bluetooth devices, and a variety of connected mobile apps to help them achieve powerful, personalized results. Super cool and my favorite feature is you can actually scan your food to enter the calories!
2. Hold yourself accountable.
Ok, so we are really busy and barely even have time to get together for a wine let alone get together with a friend for a workout. That is why these apps work! Nike Run app is like Facebook in running shoes! Add your friends, track eachothers progress and call each other out if you don’t get your miles in. By the way, you can also walk with the Nike Run app. The app also has weekly challenges you can choose to join at anytime.
3. Get your fitness on anywhere.
Most people believe that you have to fit in a 60 minute workout 5-6 times a week for it to be an effective plan. That isn’t always true. It largely depends on an individuals goals but if you’re just starting out, a goal of working out 3-4 times a week is perfect. Anytime and anywhere. It’s all about how effectively you use your time!
Today on Beauty Buzz we had Brooklyn from www.brooklyn-fit.com
She has been my trainer since 2015 when I decided to stop making excuses and committed to 5am workouts! Yeesh but wow, what great results. I am excited to share that she not only is an exceptional personal trainer but she is an RN and offers online training and coaching to keep you motivated and accountable!
Here is the information shared by Brooklyn this morning if you missed the show!
I have a quick full body workout that will fit into any busy body schedule. It is to be performed in a circuit style workout. The beauty of it is that it hits multiple muscle groups and you can tailor it to the time you have. I recommend going through this circuit at least three times but if you have a little extra time you can add a couple more rounds. If you want to keep your body challenged you can add more exercise repetitions or add heavier dumbbells. It’s a great workout for anyone whether you’re just starting out or already have a solid fitness routine but just need a quick workout a day or two.
Each exercise should be performed back to back until all exercises are completed. Rest for 2 minutes, then start again!
Perform 10-20 reps of each exercise and 3-4 rotations thru the circuit.
Squats w/ hammer curl to over head press
Reverse lunge (R leg) to lateral raise (to increase intensity add knee raise)
Reverse lunge (L leg) to bicep curl
Bent over rows (in lunge position) to tricep kickback
Elbow to Hand Plank
*To add more intensity you can even add plyometrics like jump squats or lunge jumps.
A thing to remember is Fitness can be anytime, anywhere. If you’re at your kids soccer practice perform lunges and sprints around the field. Running errands? Park at the end of the lot (during the day) and lunge in to the store. If anyone looks at you funny you just say “What?! I’m getting my fitness on!”