One of the things I get asked most frequently is how to make progress- fast.
Honestly, most people are just overthinking it.
I talk to people who have spent hours gathering info about the latest trends, methods to get in shape and then they become totally overwhelmed.
There are thousands of ways to exercise and eat healthy, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all, and end up doing nothing. The good news is that all effective fitness programs contain the same core elements, which are outlined for you below as 5 Easy Steps:
Get Fit Step #1: Consistency is KEY
If you want a fit body then exercise MUST be a consistent part of your life. You can’t exercise hard this week and then take the next two weeks off and expect to see results. Results come from consistency.
Don’t overthink the mode of exercise. Focus on being consistent.
Get Fit Step #2: Set ATTAINABLE goals
Let’s be realistic here, you aren’t going to lose 20 pounds in a week. That’s not an attainable goal! Those who achieve the most amazing body transformations do so by reaching a series of progressive, attainable goals. If you would like help in determining what an appropriate, attainable goal would be for yourself then simply reach out to me, I’d be happy to help.
Don’t give up too quickly. Keep striving and the results will come.
Get Fit Step #3: Make it CONVENIENT
Are you straining to include your chosen exercise routine into your life? If your exercise time isn’t a seamless part of your daily life, if it causes too much of a strain and headache to accomplish, then you won’t stick with it. Find a time, a place and a modality of exercise that is as convenient to your real life as possible, so that you can be faithful to Get Fit Step #1 by staying consistent.
Make exercise part of your routine. Don’t stray back to your old habits.
Get Fit Step #4: Find something you LOVE
Similar to Get Fit Step #3, finding a modality of exercise that you LOVE is key to making this a permanent part of your life. You may never love swimming because you hate getting your ears wet, or you may never love biking because you’ve always struggled with balance. If you’re straining to get through a modality of exercise that you loathe, then you won’t stick with it. It’s best to move on to something different that you would enjoy more.
**Note for exercise-haters: If deep down you consider yourself an exercise hater, then DO NOT take this as a free pass to forego exercise altogether under the guise of not loving it.
Part of becoming fit for life is learning to find a type of exercise that you can learn to love.
Get Fit Step #5: Work with a PRO
At FBBC, our passion and focus is in helping folks like yourself integrate fun, challenging, health-promoting exercise into your daily routine so that you reach your body and health transformation goals.
One of the things clients tell us that they love the most about our workouts is that they are actually sort of fun (some even really like them) and they go by quickly.
If you’re feeling stuck, we are here to help! Connect with us to try 3 sessions for free.
In good health,
Megan K and the team