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5 Tips for Starting a Healthy Lifestyle | Fitness Advice for Beginners

1- Feed your body healthy food.

but it’s really just feeding your body healthy food as I said earlier there are so many diets out there and I know it can get so confusing but at the end of the day if you eat healthy your body is going to function properly healthy food is filled with micronutrients with fiber which is so important for proper digestion and it is typically higher in volume so it will keep you fuller for longer which is important especially if you’re trying to lose weight and you want to be in a calorie deficit you don’t want to feel like you’re starving all the time

2- Set achievable goals.

celebrate your victories and move past failure your fitness journey is not going to be perfect there will be days where you feel like you did not reach your goals there will be days where you feel like maybe you failed but the most important thing is to not giving in to that and quitting because if you quit it becomes so much harder to start over I remember like before I got into fitness the amount of times that I started something and let’s say I didn’t see progress in the first couple of weeks I would just give up and it was so discouraging and it was so difficult for me to get back from that because I felt ashamed of myself I didn’t feel like I had the willpower to reach all these goals that I had and they seemed so so far away even though the end of the day all had to do is just stick to this and move past the little days that might have not been perfect but you guys we are not perfect we’re not meant to be perfect and it’s okay to mess up every once in a while just as long as you realize that every single day you wake up you get a fresh start and you can continue on with what you were doing before you can forget about the failure it doesn’t matter it’s over give yourself celebrate small victories and set achievable goals

3- One cookie doesn’t cancel all your hard work.

I don’t want anyone to go down that road get rid of the idea that if you eat something unhealthy that it all of a sudden cancels out all of your hard work eating a piece of cake or eating a cookie dozen all of a sudden ruin all the progress that you put into the gym or all the healthy food that you ate previously for me it was really hard to accept that I remember having that kind of mindset thinking okay if I’m eating healthy like I have to eat 100% healthy I cannot allow myself to have anything that I personally viewed as unhealthy and if I did it ruined all of my progress I would think well I already screwed up so bucket excuse my language I’m just going to eat everything else inside that’s just not how it works and I wish I knew that earlier on I think that was really important to mention just know that you’re allowed to treat yourself like I said I love chocolate I love cookies and for me the most sustainable way to live is to allow myself to have that if I want it if I want to have a cookie I’ll have it if we want to have two cookies I’ll have it but after that I’ll move on and I’ll continue to eat healthy and I’m not going to feel bad about it or make myself feel guilty about it because we are allowed to like food

4- Having a mobility & stretching routine.

number seven and this one’s so so important and I know I keep saying this about it each and every tip but seriously you guys getting a good mobility and stretching your team is essential you don’t ever just start off sprinting right away you don’t ever just start off lifting as heavy as you can that’s not good for your body mobility is so important you can find so many different mobility routines on YouTube they’re kind of old site will definitely do an updated one soon but there’s things that I do to warm up before I jump into weightlifting to make sure that I prevent injury and that is definitely something that you don’t want so I figured I would throw this in here because I didn’t warm up when I first got into fitness I’m just like walk into the gym jump on the treadmill and just started sprinting I was really lucky that I didn’t um have any kind of injury

5- Add enjoyable cardio into your workout routine.

I personally prefer hip and this has actually changed very recently up until I want to say like mid 2017 I hated hit it was like I just rented it I really preferred to sunny state cardio but I’m just noticed that was my body I see the most results when I implement hit into my routine I do it about three to four times a week for 10 to 15 minutes hit does not have to be long it actually shouldn’t be long because you shouldn’t be able to do it for a long time it’s high-intensity interval training so I’m gonna give you as an example of what I do my favorite two ways to do it is on the treadmill or in a Stairmaster I usually wear them up around 10 minutes you can walk you can uphill walk you can jog whatever you feel most comfortable with I usually just like uphill a walk and then after that I’ll start my hit for me my favorite interval is 20 seconds sprinting forty seconds off at the end of it I am dripping in sweat I it’s hard to breathe I’m not gonna lie but you feel so accomplished and I just feel like I never got these results with steady-state cardio but with doing hid and eating healthy I can definitely see progress in my body happening it is a time saver and you can get a lot more out of 10 to 15 minutes of hit versus 30 to 40 minutes of steady-state cardio but if you’re someone who prefers a state and you truly really hate hit then steady-state is your thing and that’s okay too

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