Are you ready? If you are taking these next few days to prepare yourself, here are 3 helpful suggestions:
- Get Your Mind Ready - When it comes to challenging yourself and your body, not only do you need to physically prepare yourself, but you also need to mentally prepare yourself. Remind yourself of why you are doing this. Tell yourself the reasons you can do this. Clear your head of negative thoughts. Prepare for success!
- Keep It Simple - Don't set yourself up for failure by "planning" out your workouts to include things you don't like or things that will bore you. Keep it simple by realizing what you actually enjoy doing. Not into walking? Try jogging or running. Don't want to bike? Try swimming. Don't like the tedious abdominal crunches? Try an Abdominal class. Keeping it simple and enjoyable will keep it realistic to stick with.
- Clean Up Your Diet - The percentages vary from trainer-to-trainer, but as a general rule, about 70-80% of the "losing weight/gaining muscle/losing fat" comes from diet. Don't sabotage your hard work at the gym with food that works against (not for) your ultimate goals.
Have a Happy, Healthy Monday!