Have you been thinking about getting into fitness? Good for you! But have you gotten started yet? It’s not always easy to take that first step towards a healthy lifestyle—especially when there’s so much conflicting information out there. I’ve been in this industry for a while now, and I’ve seen the same questions come up over and over again: “How do I get started?” “What am I supposed to do?” “What equipment do I need?” Well, let me tell you: getting started can be simple. These are three tips that have helped so many of my friends get started on their journeys towards health without joining a gym (and without spending tons of money).
Walking is a great way to get started in fitness. It can be done anywhere, anytime, and it’s free! Walking is a great way to relieve stress and get your heart rate up which makes it the perfect exercise for people who want to lose weight but don’t have a lot of money or time. It also gives you an opportunity to meet new people since most people are walking for the same reason: their health!
Meal planning is the cornerstone to a healthy diet. You can’t eat healthily if you don’t plan what you are going to eat. To be successful, meal planning should be done in advance and not just the night before or hour before your next meal. It will take some time for you to learn how much food and how many calories you need in order for your body weight loss plan work effectively, but once this is established, it will make cooking delicious meals much easier and quicker!
Start with breakfast; this is one of the most important meals as it helps kickstart metabolism for the day ahead. A good breakfast should include protein such as eggs, fish or meat along with vegetables or fruit (or both). The carbohydrates should come from whole grain breads rather than refined grains such as white breads or pastas because these are more nutritious options which contain less calories compared with their processed counterparts. Foods high in fat such as avocados or nuts should also be included at breakfast time so that they do not interfere with blood sugar levels during mid-morning snack time later on during work hours when hunger starts kicking back up again after lunchtime snacks have worn off by then end of day when dinner time rolls around again at home once more following an eight hour work day!
Water is a vital part of your body, and you need to make sure that you’re drinking enough. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces each day (in pounds). For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, then shoot for 75 ounces of water per day. If it seems like a lot at first, don’t worry—you can always work up to this amount gradually by adding an extra glass here or there throughout the week until you reach this goal.
The benefits of drinking water are plentiful: it helps keep hunger levels down, provides energy for workouts and keeps your body hydrated so that joints don’t become inflamed from lack of lubrication.
These are good places to start. We know that it can be intimidating at first, but don’t let that stop you from taking those first steps towards a healthier lifestyle. If you need additional help or really want to boost those results, give us a shout and we can help you make a plan!