Fitness Training Program – Tips for a Beginner!
There’s no better time to get started than right now. Okay, maybe not right now, since you are doing all of this research, but for sure tomorrow. Oh but wait, you can’t, because you have plans after work, so the next day. Or the next day… How many times has this happened to you? We all go through the exact same thing at one point or another, and it all comes down to your approach to starting your beginner womens fitness training program.
Here’s some tips for any beginner to keep in mind:
CREATE TIME for yourself!
The more routine your workouts become, the more successful your fitness training program will become. For some people this means wake up and get er done, while for others it may means taking 30 minutes during your lunch hour to get your sweat on. However you want to go about it, just make it happen!
Let’s BE REALISTIC!
There is no world where you are expected to work out every single day, run for 30 minutes straight your first time, or dead lift 200 lbs. No way, guys. You need to find a balance between pushing yourself while still being safe, and healthy. There are many fitness training programs out there that break it down each day so you don’t overwork your muscles. We’ve all been there when you are so sore after day 2 you can’t even brush your own hair – that’s not going to keep you motivated!
GRAB A BUDDY!
Go with a friend, or hire a personal trainer to be your support system! How daunting are the machines that have so many options you don’t even know where to start? Why not face them with a friend, and have a good laugh while you figure them out together? Or better yet, hire a personal trainer for the 2 of you to create your own fitness training program.
Make the most out of your workouts and don’t be afraid to sweat. Once you’re sweating, you’re more inclined to keep pushing yourself, since there’s no turning back! Don’t fear getting huge, ladies—our bodies aren’t build that way. Adding muscle through weightlifting will simply help to support your metabolism, and therefor burn fat faster and for longer!
But I refer you back to step number 2- be realistic. I’m a huge foodie, and I love my dinners out! It all comes down to moderation for me. I’ve realized that portion control really helps me still indulge in my nice evenings out, but I don’t over do it. I’ve also found that having a tall glass of water, or healthy smoothie immediately post workout helps curb my appetite so I’m not heading straight to the cupboard.
GIVE YOURSELF A HAND:
This should help with your portion control: generally, the following rules should be followed:
- The size of your thumb should determine your fat intake
- A balled fist should be your vegetable portion
- Cupping or cradling your hand should determine how many carbs you should take in
- Your palm size should coincide with your protein intake
To maintain a strong womens fitness training program and routine, balance is key. Having cardio, weight lifting (that’s right, ladies!), and resistance training all help towards achieving a more toned, healthier body. There are a ton of fitness training program options around for you to choose or combine to suit your needs.
CELEBRATE! Take the time to celebrate your achievements! I always recommend setting a small, realistic goal for yourself. For example, being able to do 10 man-style push-ups, or jog for 5 minutes without stopping. A little healthy competition with yourself never hurt anybody! If you achieve one of your goals, choose something small in advance that will feel like a reward for you, and enjoy it!