FOR THE BEGINNER; WHO IS READY FOR CHANGE, WHO WANTS TO REDUCE BODY FAT & GET STRONGER, BUT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE TO START.
Do you feel overwhelmed by how many decisions you need to make in order to follow a healthy lifestyle? Often times the broadness of the health and wellness industry can make things even harder to follow. Do I do pilates, do I go to spin class, should I join Crossfit? Is it keto or paleo or low fat? How do I optimize my protein uptake? There seems to be one million questions to be answered and by that point you’ve thrown up your hands and said I’m not doing this anymore.
To be honest, I don’t blame you. Decision fatigue is a real and nasty thing. The reality is, this doesn’t need to be so complicated. Stop wasting precious time obsessing over where to start. I’m breaking it down into categories and giving you three options per category. First you’ll do a small math problem. Take your weight, multiply by 10 and then add 300. This is your simplified calorie breakdown. Plug this into MyFitnessPal and set the macro percentages to %40 Carb, %30 Protein, %30 Fat. If you want a more tailored and customized program you can always call me, but this is going to be a great start. Many programs have you eating too little, if you are following a strength training program and eating proper nutrients, your body NEEDS fuel; and calories are fuel. You can scale up or down based on your progress after the first four weeks.
Choice One: Workout Time
Choice Two: Calorie Breakdown
Choice Three: Cardio (40 min or more)
Easy Knees (elliptical, rowing, Ski Erg)
Choice Four: Strength Training
Choice Five: How Many Days to Workout
3 strength training days + 1 cardio
3 strength training days + 2 cardio
4 strength training days + 2 cardio
Make these choices, make them fast. Choose based on your current lifestyle and schedule. Don’t make excuses. Start today and take progress photos every week to track your progress. Share this knowledge with others. Find a partner to do it with you. There are plenty of free resources on the internet. You can find strength training programs by simply googling “Strength Training Program” or of course you can always email me! Myfitnesspal is an excellent tool for tracking your macronutrients. If you need more information, I’m your gal- but start here! I hope this helps. 🙂