I’ve been getting lots of questions recently about how to begin a fitness journey. Every woman that’s approached me wants to “be in shape” and “healthy,” but is also at a loss of where to start. So…where the heck should you start?
Ask five different people and you’ll get five different answers. Even still, the most common response I hear is “just start somewhere,” which is absolute total bullshit. I’m not saying that anyone who’s said that has bad intentions or is trying to impede another’s success. In fact, I think anyone who makes that comment is trying to help and make fitness more approachable. But, just starting “somewhere” is setting you up to fail because you lack specific goals and a plan to reach them.
Even if you are new to fitness, jumping into a new type of exercise, or are an experienced professional, a plan will make you much more successful and make sure you don’t lose traction. If you start by “just doing something,” what happens when you get bored with that one thing? You stop or stumble. While it’s totally normal and human, it’s probably best if we can avoid those slip ups 🙂
With this in mind, I shared my three steps to successfully starting a fitness plan with my email buddies (be sure to join for my best stuff!) last week. Spoiler alert. Tip Number 2 is to prioritize lifting weights. Lifting weights is SO beneficial for general health but also for fat loss. Even if you know lifting is a good idea, I know “lifting” that can be a little ambiguous, so I wrote up this workout for all of you <3
This is a full body strength workout for those new to strength training.
- If you do this twice a week for four weeks, you will see strength, endurance, and balance gains.
- Complete this workout in a circuit style, performing one exercise after another, with 30 seconds rest between supersets.
- Complete three rounds of the full circuit.
I hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, shoot me an email or comment below!
What is a type of workout (equipment, body part targeted, time limit, etc) you’d like to see?