5 Tips to help you get started on your health & fitness journey 

Here are some practical tips to help you KICKSTART and SUCCEED in achieving your health & fitness goals. These derive from some of the common mistakes that I see from people who fail, or give up on their goals- take heed and you will be better for it!

Tip#1 Don’t go Cold Turkey- you see or meet someone that you want to look like so you decide I’m going to stop eating bad food, I’m going to sign up to the gym, I’m going to be totally awesome etc… This is the first mistake people make when they get started, I encourage you to increase your food intake with wholefoods that are fresh and slowly reduce your intake of junkfood or chocolate whatever you know is not helping you at all, there are plenty of healthy alternatives for the foods that you crave, do your research, educate yourself.

Tip#2 Train Smart not Hard- Finding balance in your life is an essential part of your happiness, if you are spending too much time at the gym or working out you will lose your life to it. You don’t need to spend hours slaving away at the gym, start off small twice a week and then increase to 3 times per week then maybe 4 times per week, every individual has different needs so discuss with a personal trainer what you need to do to reach your goals.

Tip#3 Have a Plan of Action in place- If you have no direction you’ve already set yourself up for failure. Sit down with someone who is experienced or hire a Personal Trainer to devise the best plan for you, from when you’re going to workout to what you’re going to eat it is totally worth the investment if you want to succeed!

Tip#4 Limit your time with Social Eating Settings- I know people who eat out 4-5x per week and most of the time it is at a fast food restaurant selling greasy foods and we all know that this food is not good for you! Cut down as much as you can on these kind of dates, but if you’re a social butterfly eat before you go so that you don’t eat as much, or consciously make an effort to choose healthier options from the menu.

                Maurica Wilson