The hardest part of any workout is starting. This might mean starting after putting your fitness on pause for a week, a month or years. I haven't really worked out in weeks and as much as my mind was like "Oh haaaail no!" right when I pushed play on my P90x PLUS video my body went on autopilot and not before long I was sweating bullets, yelling at myself to push through.
I've had more than a dozen amazing coaches in my lifetime and I've learned soooo much and have been pushed sooo hard by each of them
but when all boils down to it, if you're going to be successful in any aspect of your life you need to learn how to coach YOURSELF and discipline YOURSELF.
Hold your own hand for a while because it's your own thoughts, own plans and own hunger that is going to make you "successful".
Every single person you see out there that is reppin a fine, toned, cut body all did the same exact thing... They made the decision to start and persist. Motivation gets you started but it's internal commitment and drive that keeps you going.
When you feel like giving up remind yourself to push through the pain, "embrace the suck" and know you are not made of glass. And even if you believe you are and you feel weak, remember it's pressure that makes diamonds.
"THIS IS GREAT I AM SO READY TO ROCK THIS WORLD... So what do I do now? How do I start?"
I am not an expert. I have no professional background in teaching people how to become fit, but I do know how it feels to have your weight yoyo due to school, lack of sleep, stress, depression yada yada. To be at peak performance (I played 4 varsity sports in HS) to gaining the freshman 15 in college. I know what it took for me to actually get my wheels turning again. I've been through the fad diets, the supplements.. I've seen it all and experimented with some and am here to say, a good rule of thumb for everything is if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I am a work in progress and am far from where I want to be health wise.
I don't want to sound like those cliche workout people who try to sell you stuff promising things they shouldn't, I'm just a young girl trying to share what has for me.
On that note I wanted to share what I have learned through years of experimenting with you. I have provided a few links to products I would recommend if you just wanted to start back up. This is a COMPLETE workout system that I have at home and is what I use personally. Add some cardio in there and you are GOLDEN.
(PLEASE BUY FROM THESE LINKS AS I GET 15% COMMISSION FROM AMAZON! :D).
This is just a suggestion and a launching point. This is the way that I work out and how I deal with fitness while traveling. (When I travel I bring the RED resistance band and I can get a good work out in anywhere.) If you need to skimp on something, skip the push up stands.
Strapped on cash? I know the feel.
Try yoga, watch fitness videos, RUN, do push ups... If you can read this.. you can probably find some AWESOME material on youtube! There are tons of things you can do fo free 99.
So I will continue.. I know P90x+ may seem TOO intense at first, but just buy it or borrow it from a friend and DO IT.
It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don't Quit!
MY TOP 6 FITNESS SUGGESTIONS:
1) Work at your own pace but push yourself a little more everyday.
2) Keep track of your progress. This includes photographs!
3) Eat clean.
4) Get plenty of sleep
5) BE CONSISTENT. Even if its 15 minutes... 10 minutes.. 5 minutes... ANYTHING. Just do something everyday.
6) Find a fitness partnaaa!
Looking forward to seeing your fine, fit, energetic self that is the TRUE you. ;) Can I has yo' numba? Can I has it, can I?
Wishing you love, health, and excitement,
San Diego, CA
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Here my fav fitness vid!