Steps to Starting Your Healthy Lifestyle!

So you're tired of watching others basking in the glow of good health and ready to get out and claim it for yourself.  You've come to the right place!  Making a lifestyle change can seem scary and daunting at times, but by taking it week by week and getting into a routine, you'll find that it is really IS sustainable (and maybe even ENJOYABLE)!  As you look ahead to your Monday start... we all start on Mondays right?! lol... here are the basics to ensuring you are ready to go!
1. Plan your meals.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, AND drinks!  The goal for this menu should be....
  • Drinking at least 3/4 of your body weight in ounces of water (ex. if you weigh 140 lbs, drink 105 oz of water) Yes, fizz, TrueSport packs, greens, and anything else mixed in water counts and helps to get it all in!
  • Eating 3/4 of your body weight in grams of protein per day. Hello shakes, snack squares, and protein boost! 
  • Plenty of veggies and unsaturated fats! 
  • Limit gluten and dairy.  Include it where it makes or breaks the meal, but don't go crazy. Unless you have committed to a strict 30 or have a known intolerance, in which case, eliminate. 
2.  Plan your workouts!  Whether you are working out at home, in a gym, in class, cardio, weight lifting, whatever... there is no right or wrong and this will vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and goals.  What IS helpful no matter what you are doing is to have a plan of exactly what you are going to do and when you are doing it.  Leaving the workout up to chance leaves too much room for putzing around or skipping the workout altogether.  Have an intention and stick to it. 

3. Lay it all out!  Lay out your clothes for the week.  Lay out your supplements on the counter.  Stack your meals, pre-portioned, in the fridge.  Have your water bottles, blenders, etc. out and ready to go.  The more you have set in advance, the more successful your week will be.  

4. Take your "before" photos.  Many people skip this because they are always waiting for a final product, but trust me when I say there is value in seeing yourself exactly where you are and later, appreciating how far you have come.  So take the pictures!  You will not regret it! 

5. Get a buddy!  I am of course always here to be your accountability buddy if you just ask me!  I love forging new relationships through these common healthy goals! It is also important to let your close friends and family, the people you live with, work with, and see in your daily life know what you are trying to do so that they can support you and do not unknowingly sabotage your goals.   They may even want to join you.  So don't be afraid to share every step of the journey. 

I hope these tips are a good refresher and please let me know how I can help you along the way!  

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Email with questions or for help developing a complete program for you! 

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