Making an Easy Fitness Plan
We all want to be fit. We want to feel great about the bodies that we have because no one has the resources to end up with a new one. You have to do the best with what you have, right? So, with New Years coming up, I’ve been thinking of ways that I can better stick to my fitness goals. That way I can jump into 2019 already going strong. What’s my plan? I’m going to make a simple, easy to follow fitness plan that I will feel motivated to stick to. Best of all, it only comes with 3 steps.
Step Number 1: Be Motivated and Make Goals
I figured that before I could actually start the fitness plan, I had to actually be motivated to make it. I started by looking at other people’s fitness plans and their goals to help me build man. And it got me thinking that if someone else could make a plan and stick to it, so could I. I looked up fitness routines and figured out what type of workouts I wanted to stick with. I even considered switching it up and doing a gym day followed by a swim day. Thinking about fitness got me excited and motivated to start the plan. Once I got that down, I made my goals. The important thing about goals is that they need to be highly realistic. Don’t plan on losing hundreds of pounds in 1 month. Not going to happen. But, if you want to lose 10 pounds in a month, that’s much more doable. It’s a pretty well-known fact that you shouldn’t try to lose more than 2-3 pounds a week. Keep that in mind while you make your own goals. So, I figured out my goals and moved onto the next step.
Step Number 2: Make a Fitness Plan
Once I had my goals ready to goal, I made a fitness plan. This plan was easy and simple to follow. I set it up so I would be going to the gym for weight lifting 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On the other days, I would do cardio. So, Tuesday is a cardio day and Thursday is a cardio day. Saturday is a light stretch day, and Sunday is a rest day. The cardio days don’t have to be strenuous though. It might just mean that rather than driving my used Chrysler 300 to work and back, I’ll be happily riding my bike. Or, I might head over to the pool and do some laps. I’m not a huge cardio person, so I’m not planning anything huge for those days. Make a plan that gets you moving. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or too crazy. It just has to get your blood pumping for at least 30 minutes a day.
Step Number 3: Create a Personalized Meal Plan
This step is the fun stuff. Now we’re going to make a personalized meal plan. What I did was make a plan that I could follow that still creates a calorie deficit in my diet but also doesn’t starve me. I went with a vegan diet since it would give me the greatest number of nutrients for the least amount of calories. I did a lot of research on the diet and went out to buy some vitamin B12 (since I won’t be getting it from my food anymore). Initially, I had concerns about how I would get my protein, so I was pleasantly surprised that it’s easy to get enough protein as a vegan. My diet is more colorful than ever, and it feels great. For you, you don’t have to go vegan or vegetarian. Just pick out a plan that is easy for you to follow and will help you to reach your fitness goals. Consider adding vitamins and supplements into your regimen, along with trying fitness programs like thrive. You can look up thrive reviews to see if it’s something you’d want to try. And make sure you cut out the junk food from your diet. Keep in mind that it is okay to splurge every once in a while on some goodies, but overall maintain a clean diet.